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Posted: Feb 3, 2021

COVID-19 Treatment ~ Ask An Expert Q&A

With SMH Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Manager Dr. Jamie Kisgen

To get the facts on COVID-19 treatment and medications, Healthe-Matters editors reached out to Dr. Jamie Kisgen, Sarasota Memorial’s Infectious Diseases Pharmacy manager, in March 2020. In this February 2021 update to that Ask An Expert Q&A, Dr. Kisgen again addresses some of the most frequently asked questions related to medications for patients with COVID-19. 

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Posted: Jan 25, 2021

Preventing Cervical Cancer ~ Ask an Expert

With GYN Oncologist Beverly Long, MD

The bad news: All women are at risk for cervical cancer. The good news: Cervical cancer is highly preventable, and when found early, it’s highly treatable. In this Ask An Expert Q&A post, gynecological oncologist Beverly Long, MD, talks cervical cancer prevention and screening.

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Posted: Jan 19, 2021

How Much Sleep Do Kids Need?

Written by Mother-Baby Nurse Sheera Thomas, RN

Inspired by her kids' sluggish start to the day, SMH nurse and mom of 4 Sheera Thomas, RN, takes a look at healthy sleep habits for kids. Find out how much sleep the experts recommend for kids at every age for overall mental and physical health.

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Posted: Jan 12, 2021

Flu & Heart Failure: What’s the Risk?

By Heart Failure Nurse Saida Jennell Steiner, RN, BSN

Did you know that heart disease increases a person’s risk of complications from influenza? Flu complications can range from pneumonia and bronchitis to lung failure, heart attack and even death. It can also worsen some medical conditions, including heart failure. Getting a flu shot is the best way to prevent getting sick with the flu.

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Posted: Jan 7, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines: What You Need to Know

With SMH Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD, & Chief Medical Officer James Fiorica, MD

We know you have questions about COVID-19 vaccines, their availability and their safety. Here, SMH medical experts address some of our community’s most common questions about the vaccines, and we take a look at what the vaccine rollout means in the global fight against novel coronavirus.

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