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Posted: May 7, 2024

Staying Calm Before The Storm

Keep this common sense hurricane prep in mind this season

With hurricane season almost upon us, it’s best to take stock early and be prepared for any sudden storms that may arise. Follow these basic guidelines for effective emergency prep and you can keep your calm, knowing you and your loved ones are ready.

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Posted: Apr 30, 2024

There’s No Such Thing As A “Mini Stroke”

New guidance from the American Heart Association emphasizes the danger in downplaying transient ischemic attacks

Every year, at least 240,000 people in the US experience what doctors call a transient ischemic attack (TIA), or what has commonly been known as a “mini stroke.” But the experts at the American Heart Association have a new name for the phenomenon: a warning stroke. And nearly 1 in 5 people who experience a TIA will suffer a full-blown stroke within months, or even days

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Posted: Apr 23, 2024

Waking Up to New Solutions to Sleep Apnea

The Inspire system offers sleep apnea relief without the CPAP

It’s estimated that nearly 30 million Americans experience some form of sleep apnea. And for the longest time, a CPAP machine was the only remedy. But a promising new treatment is now available.

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Posted: Apr 16, 2024

Nothing To Sneeze At

The latest in allergy testing and immunotherapy cures

From peanuts and pollen to housecats and bee stings, allergies of all sorts affect millions of people every day. We talked with Dr. Alicia Alvarez about how to diagnose allergies and how immunotherapy can be as good as a cure.

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Posted: Apr 9, 2024

Treating the Whole Patient with Integrative Care Services

Complementary therapies and assistance are just a simple ask away.

Nausea, pain, insomnia, and anxiety can all be distressing side effects of necessary medical care. That’s why Sarasota Memorial’s Integrative Care Program provides a wide-ranging array of complementary therapies and tools to promote comfort and help patients manage these side effects during their hospital stay.

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