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Posted: Aug 22, 2023

Ask An Expert: Addressing Childhood Obesity

With Pediatrician Susan Mihm, MD

In response to a rise in childhood obesity, the American Academy of Pediatrics updated its guidelines on the treatment and prevention of childhood obesity for the first time in 15 years. We spoke with First Physicians Group pediatrician Dr. Susan Mihm to learn more.

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Posted: Aug 1, 2023

Setting Boundaries, Building Resiliency

By Sarasota Memorial Hospital IRF Services Social Worker Crystal Brooks, MSW, LCSW

When living with chronic illness, building resiliency is key. Learning how to set healthy boundaries that promote self-care—and how to identify unhealthy boundaries that hinder it—can help lay the foundation to weather any storm.

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Posted: Jun 6, 2023

Counterfeit Car Seats: How To Spot Them & Report Them

With Trauma Injury Prevention Coordinator Casey Howell, RN, TCRN

While the switch to online shopping has done wonders in terms of convenience, it has also opened the door for scam artists selling counterfeit car seats. Made with inferior materials and not subject to safety standards or inspections, these pose a serious threat to young families. So look for the following signs to make sure your child’s car seat is the real deal.

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Posted: May 30, 2023

Time is Brain: How to Recognize and Respond to a Stroke

With Sarasota Memorial Emergency Medicine Physician Marshall Frank, DO, MPH, FAEMS

When someone has a stroke, every minute matters. Learn how to recognize the signs of a stroke, so you can respond in moments.

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Posted: May 23, 2023

Listen Up! Untreated Hearing Disorders Pose Serious Health Risk

With Audiologist Sharon Rende

Hearing loss and communication disorders affect nearly 48 million Americans and can affect people of all ages. So for more than 90 years, healthcare professionals have celebrated Better Hearing and Speech Month each May to promote understanding about speech and hearing disorders, as well as encourage people to seek treatment.

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