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Posted: Mar 17, 2020

When it Comes to Food, What’s in A Label?

Written by SMH Copywriter Phil Lederer

In 2016, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) passed a law mandating updates to the standard nutritional facts label, and by 2020, the vast majority of industries and products are expected to be in compliance. Here’s a quick look at what’s new and what’s changed.

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Posted: Mar 10, 2020

COVID-19: Get the Facts

Written by SMH Digital Communications Specialist Ann Key

Here at Sarasota Memorial, our teams have fielded innumerable COVID-19 questions — from patients, news media, concerned visitors and community members at-large — in the last few weeks. Take a look at some of the things we’ve been addressing in these conversations. When it comes to this emerging pandemic, it’s important to get the facts — and to get them from sources you trust.

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Posted: Mar 3, 2020

Is It Heartburn or GERD? What Can You Do About It?

Written by SMH Copywriter Phil Lederer

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or "GERD," is a digestive disorder that most commonly presents itself as heartburn or acid indigestion. Learn the symptoms and treatment options in this blog post.

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Posted: Feb 26, 2020

COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Written by SMH Digital Communications Specialist Ann Key

As concerns continue to rise in the U.S. about the public health threat posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the federal government and public health partners, including Sarasota Memorial Hospital, are ramping up preparedness and response plans, along with disease prevention and containment efforts. Sarasota Memorial infectious disease specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD, weighs in on what you need to know and what you can do guard against this emerging public health threat. 

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Posted: Feb 25, 2020

Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery: How & Why

Written by SMH Digital Communications Specialist Ann Key

Today, the most common approach for open-heart surgery is a sternotomy, which requires a 12-14-inch incision through the breastbone. But with minimally invasive techniques, many cardiac procedures can be performed through 2- to 3-inch incisions. Watch how these minimally invasive surgeries are performed and learn who can benefit from MICS.

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