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Posted: Apr 23, 2020

DIY First-aid: What You Need & When to Use It

Written by SMH Copywriter Phil Lederer

Maintaining a fully stocked first-aid kit is a must for every household — as is knowing when to treat at home, when to head to an urgent care center and when to call 9-1-1. We reached out to Sarasota Memorial’s Trauma Services Injury Prevention Coordinator Susan Williams, RN, BSN, and pediatric hospitalist Jessie L. Hoang, MD, for their take on what a first-aid/emergency kit should include. Check out their recommendations. 

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Posted: Apr 14, 2020

The Pandemic Predicament: Coping with the ‘New Normal’

Written by SMH Oncology Clinical Counselor Elizabeth Bornstein

As communities across the world wrangle with a “new normal,” millions are feeling the emotional and mental weight of this unprecedented time. Here are some self-care tips and strategies we can all use to successfully persevere through these difficult times.

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Posted: Apr 2, 2020

Mask Wearing 101: How to Use & Re-Use a Face Mask

With Sarasota Memorial Nurse Jennifer Sorensen, RN

Face masks are only effective when they are handled, worn, stored and disposed of properly. Used improperly, and the masks actually become vehicles for spreading germs. Sarasota Memorial nurse Jennifer Sorensen, RN, offers a step-by-step mask-wearing how-to, along with some do's and don'ts, in this video blog.

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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 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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