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Posted: Aug 19, 2019

Postpartum Red Flags You Should Never Ignore

Written by Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist Dr. Washington Hill

Many maternal deaths related to childbirth complications occur after mom and baby have gone home from the hospital. Women who recently have given birth are at increased risk for a range of health problems. If you know someone who’s had a baby in the last 6 weeks — or just had one yourself — look for these medical red flags.

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Posted: Aug 9, 2019

Cervical Cancer & HPV Prevention ~ Ask An Expert

With SMH Gynecological Oncologist Richard Boothby, MD

All women are at risk for cervical cancer. But the disease is highly preventable, and when it’s found early, it’s highly treatable. To learn more about cervical cancer prevention and ways to screen for the disease, Healthe-Matters editors talked with Dr. Richard Boothby, a gynecological oncologist at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. 

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Posted: Jul 23, 2019

Heart & Spirit: One Man’s Miraculous Story

Written by SMH Senior Communications Specialist Kim Savage

Brian Bosworth, 55, a retired Army colonel, was vacationing on Longboat Key with his wife, Kathryn, when he suffered a massive heart attack and went into cardiogenic shock. Fortunately, Brian’s brush with death was accompanied by some good fortune as well. 

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Posted: Jul 2, 2019

‘Flesh-eating Bacteria’ — Ask An Expert Q&A

With Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD

Local infectious disease expert Manuel Gordillo, MD, addresses "flesh-eating bacteria" in our area waters and whether it's safe to swim, plus some tips to reduce your risk of bacterial skin infection.

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Posted: Jun 25, 2019

Tummy Time Tips for Baby

Written by SMH Mother-Baby Nurse Sheera Thomas

Not all babies are fans of "tummy time," but it’s important to be consistent with trying it. Baby eventually will enjoy it. Until then, try these easy, practical tips to help baby find the fun in tummy time.

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