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Posted: Jul 20, 2020

COVID-19 Prevention Tips for Teachers

A Q&A with SMH Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD

A recent query from a reader to our Ask An Expert panel sought practical advice for teachers on COVID-19 prevention as they make plans to head back to the classroom. We reached out to Sarasota Memorial infectious disease specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD, for answers.

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Posted: Jul 14, 2020

Strengthen Your Core & Pelvic Floor at Home

Written by SMH Outpatient Rehab Pelvic Floor Therapist Shayna Shefrin

These days, getting to the gym can be a real challenge. But you don’t need a gym to stay (or get) fit. Try these simple DIY exercises to strengthen your core and pelvic floor muscles. No gym equipment needed, and the exercises can be easily modified.

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Posted: Jul 3, 2020

Pregnancy & Birth Amid COVID-19: A Q&A Update

With Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist Dr. Washington Hill

Dr. Washington Hill, a longtime Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist an OB-GYN, answers questions about pregnancy, hospital delivery and coronavirus (COVID-19) in this Ask An Expert Q&A. This post is an update to a March 2020 post with new responses addressing the latest insights around COVID-19.

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Posted: Jun 30, 2020

Tips for Sizzling, Sparkling & Socializing Safely this July 4

Written by SMH Digital Communications Specialist Ann Key

No matter what your plans may be for Fourth of July 2020, it’s doubtful a trip to the emergency room is on the agenda. Here are some simple tips to help you skip the ER and stay safe and healthy this holiday.

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Posted: Jun 26, 2020

Running On Empty? Refuel with Self Care

Written by SMH Clinical Counselor Elizabeth Bornstein

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, many of us are feeling overstimulated and overwhelmed, worn down and pulled in all directions. Here is a quick exercise you can do to relax and “refuel.” It takes only a few minutes, but the benefits are long-lasting, if you can do it regularly.

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