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Posted: Oct 18, 2022

Don’t Just Throw That Away!

Dispose of unwanted medications safely on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

You have to be careful in disposing of old prescription medications, which can be harmful and dangerous if they wind up in the wrong hands. Enter the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a national program providing everyone with a safe way to dispose of old, unused, unwanted or even illicit prescription drugs.

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Posted: Oct 11, 2022

Don’t Pinch Me, I’m Dreaming

SmartCurve technology takes the pain out of the yearly mammogram

Yearly mammograms are important, but they can also be uncomfortable and painful. With the introduction of SmartCurve technology, our technologists are hoping to change all that. Find out where you can find SmartCurve at a Sarasota Memorial care center near you.

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Posted: Sep 23, 2022

Have You Checked Your Balance Lately?

Prevent falls by strengthening balance with these simple exercises

When we’re young, falling down is an important part of learning to get back up. But as we age, even a minor fall can post a serious health risk. However, there are important—and easy—steps you can take to strengthen your sense of balance and reduce your risk of a fall.

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Posted: Sep 20, 2022

Bivalent Boosters to Fight COVID-19

With Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD

With the COVID-19 vaccine bivalent booster shots now FDA-approved and locally available, SMH Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Manuel Gordillo explains how they work, who should get one, and when experts say the next COVID-19 wave will hit.

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Posted: Sep 13, 2022

Protecting Student-Athletes From Sudden Cardiac Arrest

SMH & ACSP partner for Cardiac Athletic Screening for Adolescents

Nearly 2,000 children and adolescents die from sudden cardiac arrest each year, with student-athletes being at particular risk. That’s why Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Specialty Physicians team up each year to present Cardiac Athletic Screening for Adolescents, or CASA, as an opportunity for parents to have their children evaluated for risk of sudden cardiac arrest, free of charge, and to schedule whatever follow-up care they may need.

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