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Posted: Jul 13, 2020

Inhaled Steroids for COVID-19? – Ask An Expert

With SMH Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Manager Dr. Jamie Kisgen

To get the facts about an alleged COVID-19 treatment that was recently touted in national media, we reached out to Dr. Jamie Kisgen, Sarasota Memorial’s Infectious Diseases Pharmacy manager, to ask: Is inhaled Budesonide really effective for treating or preventing COVID-19?

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Posted: Jul 7, 2020

Overcoming Communication Barriers During COVID-19

Written by SMH Senior Communications Specialist Jennifer Wilson

For those with hearing loss, navigating life during the COVID-19 pandemic can be particularly challenging. Try these tips to help break down communication barriers while still protecting yourself and others from COVID-19.

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Posted: Jul 3, 2020

Pregnancy & Birth Amid COVID-19: A Q&A Update

With Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist Dr. Washington Hill

Dr. Washington Hill, a longtime Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist an OB-GYN, answers questions about pregnancy, hospital delivery and coronavirus (COVID-19) in this Ask An Expert Q&A. This post is an update to a March 2020 post with new responses addressing the latest insights around COVID-19.

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Posted: Jun 30, 2020

Tips for Sizzling, Sparkling & Socializing Safely this July 4

Written by SMH Digital Communications Specialist Ann Key

No matter what your plans may be for Fourth of July 2020, it’s doubtful a trip to the emergency room is on the agenda. Here are some simple tips to help you skip the ER and stay safe and healthy this holiday.

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Posted: Jun 26, 2020

Running On Empty? Refuel with Self Care

Written by SMH Clinical Counselor Elizabeth Bornstein

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, many of us are feeling overstimulated and overwhelmed, worn down and pulled in all directions. Here is a quick exercise you can do to relax and “refuel.” It takes only a few minutes, but the benefits are long-lasting, if you can do it regularly.

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