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Posted: Sep 15, 2020

Managing Chronic Disease with Mindfulness

Written by SMH Rehab Clinical Social Worker Crystal Brooks, LCSW

If you or a loved one are living with chronic disease, then you know all too well the ups and downs that come with long-term disease management. Patients often ask what they can do to improve their recovery and wellness outcomes, and in every case, my advice is to be mindful. Try these tips to start being more mindful and enjoying better health. 

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Posted: Sep 8, 2020

Shoulder Pain: When to See a Surgeon

With SMH Orthopedic Surgeon Brian Schofield, MD

Aches and pain in shoulder muscles or joints are unavoidable facts of life — whether they are caused by an active lifestyle, awkward office posture or aging. So how do you know when to hit the medicine cabinet and when to hit the doctor’s office? Orthopedic surgeon Brian Schofield, MD, explains in this Healthe-Matters post.

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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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Posted: Aug 25, 2020

Top Tips: Back-to-School Basics

Written by SMH Digital Communications Specialist Ann Key

The 2020-2021 school year is upon us. You can help the students in your family stay healthy, stay safe and stay focused with these tips and reminders, whether they're returning to the classroom, learning virtually or homeschooling.

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Posted: Aug 19, 2020

Well Visits, Flu Shots & COVID-19 Vaccine ~ Ask An Expert Q&A

With SMH Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD

In this Ask An Expert video blog, SMH infectious disease specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD, provides insights and answers to common questions about immunizations for flu, pneumonia and other vaccine-preventable diseases, plus an update on trials for a COVID-19 vaccine.

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