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Posted: Jul 5, 2022

Cancer-Related PTSD: What to Look For, How to Help

By Michael Sasser, PharmD

Surviving cancer can be a very traumatic experience—and that experience doesn’t necessarily end with your last treatment. Read on to learn more about how post-traumatic stress disorder can affect cancer survivors, what to look out for, and how to find help.

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Posted: Jun 28, 2022

Dr. Claw’s Handbook for Firework Safety

By Dr. Manus Claw, TNT

Take it from Dr. Claw—fireworks can be as dangerous as they are fun. Here are some top tips and Rules of Thumb to help your Independence Day celebrations go off without a hitch… or an injury.

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Posted: Jun 23, 2022

Easy Vegetable Lasagna

A Thrive Recipe adapted by SMH Executive Chef Omar Mattei

Check out this recipe for Vegetable Lasagna to see a plant-based alternative to a classic meal! This dish is as easy to make as traditional lasagna, but it uses superfoods zucchini and eggplant as substitutes for red meat. The base of whole wheat pasta also packs this meal with even more flavor and fiber. These key ingredients assist in healthy digestion, help to regulate blood sugar, and can prevent against colon cancer.

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Posted: Jun 21, 2022

Senior Care Ambassadors Emphasize the Human Element of Healthcare

With SMH Manager of Clinical Specialty Programs Katie Williams, MSN, RN-BC, AHN-BC

An exciting new program at Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Sarasota, the Senior Care Ambassador program trains select volunteers in how to entertain and engage patients who are in the hospital and prone to disorientation. Families are already feeling the impact and the program is ready to expand.

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Posted: Jun 14, 2022

The Importance of a Home Medication List

By SMH PGY1 Pharmacy Resident Chloe Sealy

As we get older, the number of daily medications and regular supplements that we take seems to go up too. Rather than trying to rattle them all off every time you visit the doctor, try keeping an up-to-date home medication list that you can take with you. And in the event of an emergency, maintaining this home medication list helps family, caregivers and healthcare providers know, at a glance, what medications or supplements you are taking.

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