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Posted: Jul 20, 2020

COVID-19 Prevention Tips for Teachers

A Q&A with SMH Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD

A recent query from a reader to our Ask An Expert panel sought practical advice for teachers on COVID-19 prevention as they make plans to head back to the classroom. We reached out to Sarasota Memorial infectious disease specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD, for answers.

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Posted: Jul 14, 2020

Strengthen Your Core & Pelvic Floor at Home

Written by SMH Outpatient Rehab Pelvic Floor Therapist Shayna Shefrin

These days, getting to the gym can be a real challenge. But you don’t need a gym to stay (or get) fit. Try these simple DIY exercises to strengthen your core and pelvic floor muscles. No gym equipment needed, and the exercises can be easily modified.

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Posted: Jul 13, 2020

Inhaled Steroids for COVID-19? – Ask An Expert

With SMH Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Manager Dr. Jamie Kisgen

To get the facts about an alleged COVID-19 treatment that was recently touted in national media, we reached out to Dr. Jamie Kisgen, Sarasota Memorial’s Infectious Diseases Pharmacy manager, to ask: Is inhaled Budesonide really effective for treating or preventing COVID-19?

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Posted: Jul 7, 2020

Overcoming Communication Barriers During COVID-19

Written by SMH Senior Communications Specialist Jennifer Wilson

For those with hearing loss, navigating life during the COVID-19 pandemic can be particularly challenging. Try these tips to help break down communication barriers while still protecting yourself and others from COVID-19.

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Posted: Jul 3, 2020

Pregnancy & Birth Amid COVID-19: A Q&A Update

With Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist Dr. Washington Hill

Dr. Washington Hill, a longtime Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist an OB-GYN, answers questions about pregnancy, hospital delivery and coronavirus (COVID-19) in this Ask An Expert Q&A. This post is an update to a March 2020 post with new responses addressing the latest insights around COVID-19.

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