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Posted: Jun 21, 2022

Senior Care Ambassadors Emphasize the Human Element of Healthcare

With SMH Manager of Clinical Specialty Programs Katie Williams, MSN, RN-BC, AHN-BC

An exciting new program at Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Sarasota, the Senior Care Ambassador program trains select volunteers in how to entertain and engage patients who are in the hospital and prone to disorientation. Families are already feeling the impact and the program is ready to expand.

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Posted: Jun 14, 2022

The Importance of a Home Medication List

By SMH PGY1 Pharmacy Resident Chloe Sealy

As we get older, the number of daily medications and regular supplements that we take seems to go up too. Rather than trying to rattle them all off every time you visit the doctor, try keeping an up-to-date home medication list that you can take with you. And in the event of an emergency, maintaining this home medication list helps family, caregivers and healthcare providers know, at a glance, what medications or supplements you are taking.

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Posted: May 17, 2022

Tinnitus: Take It Seriously and Test Early

With SMH Otolaryngology Specialist Jack Wazen, MD

Tinnitus is common as we age, but could be a sign of something more serious. Learn more about what your tinnitus might mean and how to manage it—and maybe even eliminate that ringing for good.

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Posted: Mar 15, 2022

Living With COPD: Successful Management Means More Than ‘Making Do’

With Pharmacy Resident Maddie Remelius, PharmD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, affects millions of people and their families—and can be potentially life-threatening. But a combination of sensible lifestyle changes and the latest in COPD medication means that those with the condition are living full, happy lives. Learn more.

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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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