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Posted: May 23, 2023

Listen Up! Untreated Hearing Disorders Pose Serious Health Risk

With Audiologist Sharon Rende

Hearing loss and communication disorders affect nearly 48 million Americans and can affect people of all ages. So for more than 90 years, healthcare professionals have celebrated Better Hearing and Speech Month each May to promote understanding about speech and hearing disorders, as well as encourage people to seek treatment.

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Posted: Dec 27, 2022

New Year’s Survival Tips for Diabetics & Pre-Diabetics

With SMH Rehab Case Manager Crystal Brooks

With the new year comes celebration and family and feasting. But all the rich food and drink can be a minefield for those with dietary restrictions, such as those living with diabetes. Here are some tips from SMH Rehab Case Manager Crystal Brooks, on how to navigate the New Year party scene with your blood sugar under control.

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Posted: Nov 15, 2022

Save Yourself! The Great American Smokeout Is Coming!

The best time to quit tobacco is the day you started; the second best time is now.

As of the latest FDA studies, tobacco use remains the #1 cause of preventable death in the US. And each day, roughly 1,600 youth smoke their first cigarette. Fortunately, studies also show that smoking cessation programs work, which is why Sarasota Memorial partners with the Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center to host The Great American Smokeout every year.

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Posted: Oct 25, 2022

Saving Lives By Preventing Sleep Accidents

Following Safe Sleep rules to prevent infant death.

The rules for Safe Sleep are simple but necessary. Fight sudden infant death and protect your baby from accidental suffocation by following these simple guidelines for Safe Sleep.

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Posted: Oct 18, 2022

Don’t Just Throw That Away!

Dispose of unwanted medications safely on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

You have to be careful in disposing of old prescription medications, which can be harmful and dangerous if they wind up in the wrong hands. Enter the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a national program providing everyone with a safe way to dispose of old, unused, unwanted or even illicit prescription drugs.

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