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Posted: Apr 6, 2021

Organ Donation: The Gift of Life

By SMH Digital Communications Specialist Ann Key

Did you know there are more than 5,000 men, women and children in Florida desperately awaiting a life-saving organ transplant? Now is always the perfect time to register as an organ donor. Find out how and why organ and tissue donation is critically needed, in this blog post.

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Posted: Mar 31, 2021

Hesitant to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

With SMH Infectious Disease specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD

Microchips in COVID-19 vaccines, fertility impacts, genetic alterations, vaccine safety. Infectious Disease specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD, breaks down some of the common myths about the COVID-19 vaccines.

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Posted: Mar 22, 2021

Heart Failure: What You Need to Know

By Heart Failure Nurse Saida Jennell Steiner, RN, BSN

Are you high risk for heart failure or already living with the disease? Learn the symptoms, who's at risk  and self-management solutions in this blog post by Sarasota Memorial Hospital heart failure nurse Saida Jennell Steiner, RN, BSN.

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Posted: Mar 10, 2021

Mask or No Mask? Guidance for Life After Vaccination

With SMH Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD

Sarasota Memorial infectious disease specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD, weighs in on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recently issued activity guidelines and updated safety recommendations for people who have gotten the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Posted: Mar 9, 2021

Colonoscopy at Age 45?

With Gastroenterologist Stephen Kucera, MD

Medical experts agree: Routine colorectal cancer screening should begin at age 45, not age 50 as guidelines previously advised. Sarasota Memorial gastroenterologist Stephen Kucera, MD, explains why and details screening options in this post.

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