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Posted: Dec 3, 2019

Top Tips for a Happy & Safe Holiday Season

Written by SMH Injury Prevention Coordinator Susan Williams

It’s officially “The Holidays” — time for family gatherings and getaways, for decking the halls with things sparkly and bright, and for gifting children with shiny new toys! All the merry-making certainly can be magical, but it also brings seasonal safety risks and an uptick in visits to emergency rooms and trauma centers. Play it safe this holiday season with these injury prevention tips from a Sarasota Memorial Trauma nurse.

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Posted: Nov 26, 2019

Holiday Travel Tips: Flying with Medications

Written by SMH Pharmacy Resident Adrianna Hughes

Air travel over the holidays can be a memorable adventure — or a nightmarish ordeal! Skip stress at the airport with these tips for flying with medications from Sarasota Memorial Pharmacy Resident Adrianna Hughes, Pharm.D.

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Posted: Nov 19, 2019

Holiday Myths ~ Fact or Fiction?

Written by SMH Pharmacy Resident Jeff Kamta

Is it really the turkey that makes us sleepy on Thanksgiving? Should you worry about poisonous poinsettias? SMH Pharmacy Resident Jeff Kamta separates fact from fiction in this TopTips video blog post. 
 

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Posted: Nov 12, 2019

Local Surge in STD Infections Mirrors National Trend

By OB-GYN Kyle Garner, MD, & Infectious Disease specialist Manual Gordillo, MD

Sarasota has continued to see a surge in cases of sexually transmitted diseases, mirroring a nationwide trend. Gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis infections have been on the rise for five straight years in the US, according to a recently released report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that analyzed 2018 data. An SMH OB-GYN and an Infectious Disease specialist weigh in on the causes behind the local trend and what we can do to prevent STD infection.

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Posted: Nov 5, 2019

Surviving Cancer Together: The Power of Connection

Written by SMH Oncology Clinical Counselor Elizabeth Bornstein

There are nearly 17 million cancer survivors in the U.S., according to the National Cancer Institute. For each, the cancer journey is unique. Yet, into each varied experience are woven common threads of loneliness and overwhelm. But no one has to weather this season alone. Human connection — bonding with others on the cancer journey — can be powerful medicine.

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