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Posted: Sep 29, 2020

Tips to Protect those Peepers & Care for Eye Injuries

Written by SMH Injury Prevention Coordinator Susan Williams

Did you know that ERs treat more than 125,000 eye injuries each year? Yet 90 percent of all eye injuries are preventable, according to American Academy of Ophthalmology estimates. Try these tips from SMH's Injury Prevention coordinator to keep those “baby blues” safe.

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Posted: Sep 22, 2020

T1D in Children: What You Need to Know

Written by First Physicians Group Pediatrician Deirdra Myers, MD

Did you know that 1.6 million Americans are living with Type 1 diabetes, including about 200,000 people younger than age 20? In this Healthe-Matters post, First Physicians Group pediatrician Deirdra Myers, MD, discusses Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) in children — what signs and symptoms to look for, and to diagnose and care for youth with T1D.

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Posted: Sep 15, 2020

Managing Chronic Disease with Mindfulness

Written by SMH Rehab Clinical Social Worker Crystal Brooks, LCSW

If you or a loved one are living with chronic disease, then you know all too well the ups and downs that come with long-term disease management. Patients often ask what they can do to improve their recovery and wellness outcomes, and in every case, my advice is to be mindful. Try these tips to start being more mindful and enjoying better health. 

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Posted: Sep 8, 2020

Shoulder Pain: When to See a Surgeon

With SMH Orthopedic Surgeon Brian Schofield, MD

Aches and pain in shoulder muscles or joints are unavoidable facts of life — whether they are caused by an active lifestyle, awkward office posture or aging. So how do you know when to hit the medicine cabinet and when to hit the doctor’s office? Orthopedic surgeon Brian Schofield, MD, explains in this Healthe-Matters post.

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Posted: Sep 1, 2020

Caring for Boo-boos, Preventing Poisonings at Home

Written by SMH Emergency Medicine/Toxicology Clinical Pharmacist Jeremy Lund

Most families are spending more time at home these days, which means parents — or grandparents — are more often treating bumps and bruises, or a curious kiddo who ate something they shouldn’t have. Care for your crew safely with these accidental-poisoning prevention tips from Sarasota Memorial Emergency Care/Toxicology Clinical Pharmacist Jeremy Lund, PharmD, MS, BCCCP, BCPS.

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