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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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Posted: Jul 21, 2020

Face Shields for Students?

With SMH Pediatrics Chair Jessie Hoang, MD

A recent email to our Healthe-Matters “Ask An Expert” inbox echoed a common question parents are asking as they try to safely prepare for the 2020-2021 school year: Should students wear only a face shield at school, instead of a face mask? Dr. Jessie Hoang, who chairs Sarasota Memorial’s Pediatrics Department, answers and offers insights in this blog post.

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Posted: Jul 20, 2020

COVID-19 Prevention Tips for Teachers

A Q&A with SMH Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD

A recent query from a reader to our Ask An Expert panel sought practical advice for teachers on COVID-19 prevention as they make plans to head back to the classroom. We reached out to Sarasota Memorial infectious disease specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD, for answers.

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Posted: Jul 14, 2020

Strengthen Your Core & Pelvic Floor at Home

Written by SMH Outpatient Rehab Pelvic Floor Therapist Shayna Shefrin

These days, getting to the gym can be a real challenge. But you don’t need a gym to stay (or get) fit. Try these simple DIY exercises to strengthen your core and pelvic floor muscles. No gym equipment needed, and the exercises can be easily modified.

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