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Posted: Jan 5, 2021

Minutes Matter: How to Identify & Respond to a Stroke

With Vascular Neurologist David Stone, MD, & Stroke Program Coordinator Ben Doepker, RN

What are the red flag signs for stroke? What should you do if you or someone else experiences them? Sarasota Memorial Vascular Neurologist David Stone, MD, and SMH Stroke Program Coordinator Ben Doepker, RN, discuss how to identify a stroke, when to call 9-1-1, how to prevent one and why COVID-19 is no cause for delay in this Q&A video blog post. 

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Posted: Dec 29, 2020

The Best of Healthe-Matters 2020

Compiled by Healthe-Matters Editors

Since its launch, our Healthe-Matters blog has aimed to deliver timely, actionable health and wellness information, from the local experts our community trusts. In 2020, this mission took on increased importance, as the need for reliable information became critical in our fight against COVID-19. In 2020, we published dozens of COVID-19 related Q&As, how-to’s and updates, in addition to our usual range of health and wellness topics and tips. Here's a look at the year’s Top 10 Healthe-Matters posts.

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Posted: Dec 8, 2020

5 S’s to Lower Your Holiday Stresses

By SMH Behavioral Health Services Manager Jill Hazzard, LMHC

The holidays can be magical, but they can also be stressful. The 2020 holiday season, of course, has the added stressors of COVID-19. Give yourself the gift of less stress this year with these easy steps.

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Posted: Dec 1, 2020

Lung Cancer Screening: What to Expect

With SMH Pulmonologist Joseph Seaman, MD, & Radiologist Heitor Okanobo, MD

Did you know there’s a screening test that can detect lung cancer, even before symptoms appear? Find out why low-dose CT lung cancer screening is a game-changer, who should get screened and what they can expect.

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020

Giving Thanks is Good Medicine

By SMH Clinical Counselor Elizabeth Bornstein

While it can be hard to feel grateful — especially amid a pandemic, an economic downturn and the other curveballs 2020 has thrown at us — it’s more important than ever that we make time for gratitude and that we actively appreciate what brightens our days. Use these gratitude shortcuts to squeeze a little thanks-giving into your everyday.

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