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Posted: Jun 2, 2020

Kawasaki & MIS-C: What Parents Need to Know

Written by First Physicians Group Pediatrician Jose Tavarez, MD

Kawasaki Disease started popping up in headlines and newsfeeds last month after clusters of children became sick with Kawasaki-like symptoms after having COVID-19 or being exposed to someone infected with COVID-19. First Physicians Group Pediatrician Jose Tavarez, MD, explains the condition, “Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children,” and the red-flag symptoms parents should look for.

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020

DIY First-aid: What You Need & When to Use It

Written by SMH Copywriter Phil Lederer

Maintaining a fully stocked first-aid kit is a must for every household — as is knowing when to treat at home, when to head to an urgent care center and when to call 9-1-1. We reached out to Sarasota Memorial’s Trauma Services Injury Prevention Coordinator Susan Williams, RN, BSN, and pediatric hospitalist Jessie L. Hoang, MD, for their take on what a first-aid/emergency kit should include. Check out their recommendations. 

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Posted: Apr 14, 2020

The Pandemic Predicament: Coping with the ‘New Normal’

Written by SMH Oncology Clinical Counselor Elizabeth Bornstein

As communities across the world wrangle with a “new normal,” millions are feeling the emotional and mental weight of this unprecedented time. Here are some self-care tips and strategies we can all use to successfully persevere through these difficult times.

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Posted: Mar 17, 2020

When it Comes to Food, What’s in A Label?

Written by SMH Copywriter Phil Lederer

In 2016, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) passed a law mandating updates to the standard nutritional facts label, and by 2020, the vast majority of industries and products are expected to be in compliance. Here’s a quick look at what’s new and what’s changed.

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Posted: Mar 3, 2020

Is It Heartburn or GERD? What Can You Do About It?

Written by SMH Copywriter Phil Lederer

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or "GERD," is a digestive disorder that most commonly presents itself as heartburn or acid indigestion. Learn the symptoms and treatment options in this blog post.

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