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Posted: Mar 3, 2020

Is It Heartburn or GERD? What Can You Do About It?

Written by SMH Copywriter Phil Lederer

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or "GERD," is a digestive disorder that most commonly presents itself as heartburn or acid indigestion. Learn the symptoms and treatment options in this blog post.

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Posted: Feb 26, 2020

COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Written by SMH Digital Communications Specialist Ann Key

As concerns continue to rise in the U.S. about the public health threat posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the federal government and public health partners, including Sarasota Memorial Hospital, are ramping up preparedness and response plans, along with disease prevention and containment efforts. Sarasota Memorial infectious disease specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD, weighs in on what you need to know and what you can do guard against this emerging public health threat. 

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Posted: Feb 25, 2020

Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery: How & Why

Written by SMH Digital Communications Specialist Ann Key

Today, the most common approach for open-heart surgery is a sternotomy, which requires a 12-14-inch incision through the breastbone. But with minimally invasive techniques, many cardiac procedures can be performed through 2- to 3-inch incisions. Watch how these minimally invasive surgeries are performed and learn who can benefit from MICS.

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Posted: Feb 18, 2020

Heart Attacks: What You Need to Know

With SMH Cardiovascular Program Coordinator April Slone

Sarasota Memorial Cardiovascular Program Coordinator April Slone, RN, answers some of the most frequently asked heart-attack questions in this Healthe-Matters Ask An Expert Q&A vlog.

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Posted: Feb 11, 2020

Pregnant? Know These Warning Signs

Written by Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist Dr. Washington Hill

Did you know that pregnancy can put women at increased risk for a range of medical issues? It’s important for pregnant women — and their loved ones — to know the warning signs for these issues. Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist and OB-GYN Dr. Washington Hill explains.

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