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Posted: Dec 5, 2023

Urgent Care Center or Emergency Room?

Knowing the difference can make all the difference.

If you’ve suffered an accident or sustained an injury, it’s important to know that you can find medical help at one of Sarasota Memorial’s seven Urgent Care Centers and three Emergency Rooms spread throughout the county. But it’s important to know the difference between an Urgent Care Center and an Emergency Room because they’re not quite the same thing.

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Posted: Nov 28, 2023

Navigating the Holiday Blues

With Executive Director of Behavioral Health Services Terry Cassidy

While the holiday season is a time of goodwill and great cheer for many, it can also be a challenging time for those dealing with the holiday blues.  Learn more about where the holiday blues come from and how to keep them at bay.

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Posted: Nov 21, 2023

Giving Thanks Is Good Medicine

By SMH Clinical Counselor Elizabeth Bornstein

Did you know that expressing gratitude is actually good for your health? Countless studies agree that people who feel thankful and have a regular gratitude practice experience more joy and better health outcomes, while dealing with anxiety and challenges in a more productive manner. It’s easy to start!

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Posted: Nov 14, 2023

The Great American Smokeout Is Here!

Kick the habit with a little help from the experts.

As of the latest FDA studies, tobacco use remains the #1 cause of preventable death in the US. And each day, roughly 1,600 youth smoke their first cigarette. Fortunately, studies also show that smoking cessation programs work, which is why Sarasota Memorial partners with the Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center to promote The Great American Smokeout every year.

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Posted: Nov 7, 2023

Varicose Veins: Causes and Treatment

With endovascular surgeon James Shepherd, MD

Uncomfortable, unsightly and quite possibly the sign of a serious circulatory issue, varicose veins are very common but also very treatable. Learn more about where they come from and how you and your doctor can manage or even get rid of them

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