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Posted: Nov 17, 2020

Holidays & COVID-19: Weighing the Risk

With Dr. Manuel Gordillo, SMH Infectious Disease Specialist

The best part of the holiday season, for most of us, is spending quality time with friends and family. But with COVID-19 cases on the rise again, are traditional holiday get-togethers too risky? Should we skip the usual Thanksgiving celebration this year? We ask Dr. Manuel Gordillo, who leads Sarasota Memorial’s infectious disease unit, for guidance on the how to safely celebrate the 2020 holiday season.

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020

COVID-19 & Flu Season 2020: What to Expect

With Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Manuel Gordillo & ER Director Lisa Collins-Brown

Currently, flu cases in our area are very low, but what can our community expect this winter? Will there be a potential flu-COVID “twindemic”? What should we do, if we get sick? What can we do to stay healthy? To find out, we asked the experts: Dr. Manuel Gordillo, who leads Sarasota Memorial’s infectious disease team, and SMH Emergency Care Director Lisa Collins-Brown, RN.

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Posted: Oct 27, 2020

Halloween 2020: Should You Celebrate?

By SMH Digital Communications Specialist Ann Key

With COVID-19 a continued concern in our area, Halloween activities and family traditions will look a little different this year. But you can still make the holiday special and frightfully fun — and safe. Check out expert tips for safer trick-or-treating and our ideas of alternative ways to celebrate Hallow's Eve 2020.

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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 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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