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Posted: Apr 19, 2022

Share the Health: Saving Lives Through Living Donation

One whole kidney, bit of liver, lobe of lung… Not ingredients for some witch’s brew, but just a handful (gloves, please) of the “spare parts” that one living and healthy person can donate to another not-so-healthy person through what is called Living Donation. It saves lives. Read more here.

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Posted: Mar 22, 2022

Poison Prevention At Every Age

Written by PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Resident Jonathan Summerlin, PharmD

Button batteries and household cleaners, venomous spiders and poisonous snakes, mixed-up medications and inadvertent misdosing—accidental poisoning can happen at any age and is always serious. Remember to keep your local Poison Control number handy, and follow these tips from the experts.

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Posted: Mar 8, 2022

Falls & Blood Thinners: How to Prevent & How to Respond

With SMH Geriatrics Program Coordinator Tanya Hofmann, MSN and Nursing Quality Specialist Tricia Morgan, BSN

While blood thinners can be great for maintaining cardiovascular health, they can make a bad fall that much more dangerous. Make sure you know how to help and what to look for.

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Posted: Feb 9, 2022

Heart Attack & Cardiac Arrest: How To Help When Minutes Matter

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

On average, recovering from minimally invasive cardiac surgery takes 2 to 4 weeks — versus the 6 to 12 weeks’ recovery for an open-heart procedure. But each patient journey is unique. Find out what you can expect after MICS and other minimally invasive heart procedures.

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Posted: Dec 15, 2021

Tips for a Happy, Hazard-free Holiday

With SMH Emergency Care & Injury Prevention Specialists

From button batteries and baking ingredients to COVID-19, holiday hazards abound. Keep the merry in your holiday with these safety tips from Sarasota Memorial emergency care and injury prevention specialists.

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