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Posted: Apr 26, 2022

Meningitis Outbreak in Florida: What To Do & What To Look For

With SMH Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD

With an ongoing outbreak of meningitis currently underway in Florida, Dr. Manuel Gordillo talks severity, symptoms to recognize and the importance of being vaccinated.

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Posted: Apr 19, 2022

Share the Health: Saving Lives Through Living Donation

One whole kidney, bit of liver, lobe of lung… Not ingredients for some witch’s brew, but just a handful (gloves, please) of the “spare parts” that one living and healthy person can donate to another not-so-healthy person through what is called Living Donation. It saves lives. Read more here.

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Posted: Apr 5, 2022

Even Over-The-Counter Painkillers Pose Risks: Know Your NSAIDs

Written by PGY1 Pharmacy Resident Victoria Schwalm, PharmD

Advil, Aleve, Motrin—these are all common household pain medications that we all recognize. But do we all recognize the potential risks that even over-the-counter painkillers can present? Incorrect dosage or unintended interactions with other medications can be harmful and even fatal. Learn more here.

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Posted: Jan 4, 2022

Quit Smoking in 2022 | New Year, Healthier You

With Sarasota Memorial’s Lung Health Experts

Quitting smoking is also one of the hardest new year's resolutions to stick with. If you’ve resolved to quit tobacco, give it your best shot with the below tips and tools from Sarasota Memorial’s lung health experts.

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Posted: Oct 26, 2021

Halloween Fun for 2021 | Tips & To-dos

By SMH Senior Digital Communications Specialist Ann Key

With the COVID-19 Delta surge waning and vaccines now widely available for people ages 12 and older, the CDC has given the thumbs-up for trick-or-treating and outdoor Halloween celebrations this year. Be sure your family’s holiday is filled with fun, not fright, with these COVID-19 prevention and safety tips from the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics and the SMH-Sarasota Trauma team.

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