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Posted: Dec 31, 2019

What to Expect after Heart Surgery

Written by SMH Copywriter Phil Lederer

On average, recovering from minimally invasive cardiac surgery takes 2 to 4 weeks — versus the 6 to 12 weeks’ recovery for an open-heart procedure. But each patient journey is unique. Find out what you can expect after MICS and other minimally invasive heart procedures.

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Posted: Dec 24, 2019

Preventing & Treating Kitchen Injuries

Written by SMH Injury Prevention Coordinator Susan Williams

The kitchen — often the heart of the house — can be a busy, busy place. Make your kitchen a safe zone with this recipe for injury prevention and treatment. 

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Posted: Dec 17, 2019

Knee Replacement Recovery: What to Expect

Written by SMH Copywriter Phil Lederer

Thanks to advances in technology — like the robotic surgical assistant ROSA — recovery times for knee replacement surgeries have been drastically reduced. So what kind of recovery and rehab can patients expect after a Total Knee Arthroplasty these days? We talked with SMH medical experts to find out.

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Posted: Dec 10, 2019

Protecting Moms & Babies from Serious Illness

By SMH Director of Obstetrical Services Judy Cavallaro

A woman’s immune system is naturally weakened during pregnancy, making it challenging for pregnant mothers to fight off bacterial or viral infections like the flu and whooping cough. Thankfully, there are vaccines available to protect both mom-to-be and her developing baby from these infections. Find out why it's important pregnant women get these shots and where they can get them for free.

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Posted: Dec 4, 2019

Kale & Spinach Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette Recipe

By SMH Executive Chef Omar Mattei

This easy-to-make, tasty-to-eat salad with vinaigrette earned rave reviews and many recipe requests during the 2019 Self Care Saturday women's wellness event hosted by Sarasota Memorial Cancer Institute. So, by popular demand, here is the recipe for SMH Chef Omar Mattei's "Kale and Spinach Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette."  

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