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Posted: Oct 26, 2021

Halloween Fun for 2021 | Tips & To-dos

By SMH Senior Digital Communications Specialist Ann Key

With the COVID-19 Delta surge waning and vaccines now widely available for people ages 12 and older, the CDC has given the thumbs-up for trick-or-treating and outdoor Halloween celebrations this year. Be sure your family’s holiday is filled with fun, not fright, with these COVID-19 prevention and safety tips from the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics and the SMH-Sarasota Trauma team.

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Posted: Oct 12, 2021

Help Stop Drug Abuse, Overdose Deaths

Written by SMH PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident Julie Mavrakis

In 2020, fatal overdoses of prescription and illicit drugs reached a record high, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You can help reverse this disturbing trend and public health crisis by keeping your medications out of a potential abuser’s hands. Find out how.

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Posted: Aug 3, 2021

Back-to-Class Basics for 2021-2022 School Year

With Dr. Manuel Gordillo, Sarasota Memorial Infectious Disease specialist

Be sure your student is ready to tackle the 2021-2022 school year safely with these tips from Sarasota Memorial’s medical experts on COVID-19 safety precautions, commuting safely and setting your student up for success.

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Posted: Jul 20, 2021

Heatstroke & Heat Exhaustion Warning Signs

By SMH Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency Team

As we’re approaching peak summer swelter on the Suncoast, medical care providers are seeing an increase in heat-related illnesses, including heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Learn what warning signs to look for in infants, children and adults, plus what steps to take to keep illness from worsening.

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Posted: Jun 15, 2021

Dr. Dad’s Tips for First-time Fathers | Ask An Expert

With Family Medicine Specialist Seth Wilson, MD

For this special Father’s Day edition of our Ask An Expert series, we asked Family Medicine specialist Seth Wilson, MD, for some practical advice for first-time dads. Uniquely qualified to dish parenting wisdom, Dr. Wilson is not only an expert in family medical care, but he’s also a proud father of 4. Here are his top tips for those of you tackling one of the biggest challenges of your life: fatherhood.

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