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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: Apr 10, 2020

COVID-19 Reader Questions ~ Ask An SMH Expert

In this “Ask An Expert” Q&A, we ask Sarasota Memorial medical experts to answer some of the coronavirus-related questions that you, our blog readers, have been asking. From face masks for kids to COVID-19 testing and whether it's safe to go to the doctor during a pandemic — get the scoop from a source you can trust.

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Posted: Apr 2, 2020

Mask Wearing 101: How to Use & Re-Use a Face Mask

With Sarasota Memorial Nurse Jennifer Sorensen, RN

Face masks are only effective when they are handled, worn, stored and disposed of properly. Used improperly, and the masks actually become vehicles for spreading germs. Sarasota Memorial nurse Jennifer Sorensen, RN, offers a step-by-step mask-wearing how-to, along with some do's and don'ts, in this video blog.

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Posted: Mar 31, 2020

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 — and debunk some mistruths floating around social media — Healthe-Matters editors reached out to Dr. Jamie Kisgen, Sarasota Memorial’s Infectious Diseases Pharmacy manager. In this Ask An Expert Q&A, Dr. Kisgen addresses some of the most frequently asked questions related to medications for patients with COVID-19. 

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Posted: Mar 23, 2020

Pregnancy & Coronavirus ~ Ask An Expert Q&A

With Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist Dr. Washington Hill

Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist Washington Hill, MD, an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN) with 55 years’ experience, answers questions about pregnancy, hospital delivery and coronavirus (COVID-19) in this Ask An Expert Q&A.

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