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Posted: Jun 22, 2020

COVID-19 Today: Q&A with Infectious Disease Expert

With SMH Drs. Manuel Gordillo & Kirk Voelker

Dr. Manuel Gordillo, who leads Sarasota Memorial’s infectious disease department, answers the latest reader questions about COVID-19 and how to navigate the risks in our "re-opened economy," and along with critical care pulmonologist Dr. Kirk Voelker, he discusses the spread of coronavirus in our community, proper mask wearing and ICU capacity concerns in this video blog. 

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Posted: Jun 16, 2020

Alzheimer’s Disease: Plaque, Tangles & Prevention

Written by SMH Copywriter Phil Lederer

More than 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, which kills more people in the U.S. than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. But what causes it and how can we reduce our risk of developing Alzheimer’s? Sarasota Memorial neurologist Alan Grindal, MD, offers his insights in this blog post.

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Posted: Jun 8, 2020

Fall Prevention Amid COVID-19

Written by SMH Injury Prevention Coordinator Susan Williams

Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury and the main cause of death and disability in our senior population. But falls are preventable, not inevitable. Follow these tips from trauma nurse Susan Williams, RN, for a safe, smart, step-by-step approach to fall prevention in the age of novel coronavirus and COVID-19.

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Posted: Jun 2, 2020

Kawasaki & MIS-C: What Parents Need to Know

Written by First Physicians Group Pediatrician Jose Tavarez, MD

Kawasaki Disease started popping up in headlines and newsfeeds last month after clusters of children became sick with Kawasaki-like symptoms after having COVID-19 or being exposed to someone infected with COVID-19. First Physicians Group Pediatrician Jose Tavarez, MD, explains the condition, “Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children,” and the red-flag symptoms parents should look for.

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Posted: May 26, 2020

Choosing the Right Orthopedic Surgeon

Written by SMH Copywriter Phil Lederer

Maybe it’s a hip or knee replacement due to the normal wear and tear of aging. Maybe it’s a hand injury requiring reconstruction. Or maybe it’s a painful lower back caused by worsening sciatica. There are many reasons that lead people to search for an orthopedic surgeon, and there are many experienced surgeons to choose from. So how do you find the right surgeon? Get tips and resources from Sarasota Memorial's Orthopedics program coordinator.

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