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Posted: Jul 23, 2020

COVID-19 Care at Home: What You Need to Know

With Dr. Jack Rodman, First Physicians Group COO, & Dr. Joseph Seaman, SMH Critical Care Pulmonologist

Many area residents with COVID-19 are self-treating and recovering at home. Check out this guide to COVID-19 home care — an overview of what you’ll need, steps you should take, what to expect and tips for caregivers — based on insights from Sarasota Memorial’s medical providers.

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Posted: Jul 21, 2020

Face Shields for Students?

With SMH Pediatrics Chair Jessie Hoang, MD

A recent email to our Healthe-Matters “Ask An Expert” inbox echoed a common question parents are asking as they try to safely prepare for the 2020-2021 school year: Should students wear only a face shield at school, instead of a face mask? Dr. Jessie Hoang, who chairs Sarasota Memorial’s Pediatrics Department, answers and offers insights in this blog post.

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Posted: Jul 20, 2020

COVID-19 Prevention Tips for Teachers

A Q&A with SMH Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD

A recent query from a reader to our Ask An Expert panel sought practical advice for teachers on COVID-19 prevention as they make plans to head back to the classroom. We reached out to Sarasota Memorial infectious disease specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD, for answers.

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Posted: Jul 14, 2020

Strengthen Your Core & Pelvic Floor at Home

Written by SMH Outpatient Rehab Pelvic Floor Therapist Shayna Shefrin

These days, getting to the gym can be a real challenge. But you don’t need a gym to stay (or get) fit. Try these simple DIY exercises to strengthen your core and pelvic floor muscles. No gym equipment needed, and the exercises can be easily modified.

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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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