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Posted: Apr 23, 2020

DIY First-aid: What You Need & When to Use It

Written by SMH Copywriter Phil Lederer

Maintaining a fully stocked first-aid kit is a must for every household — as is knowing when to treat at home, when to head to an urgent care center and when to call 9-1-1. We reached out to Sarasota Memorial’s Trauma Services Injury Prevention Coordinator Susan Williams, RN, BSN, and pediatric hospitalist Jessie L. Hoang, MD, for their take on what a first-aid/emergency kit should include. Check out their recommendations. 

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Posted: Apr 14, 2020

The Pandemic Predicament: Coping with the ‘New Normal’

Written by SMH Oncology Clinical Counselor Elizabeth Bornstein

As communities across the world wrangle with a “new normal,” millions are feeling the emotional and mental weight of this unprecedented time. Here are some self-care tips and strategies we can all use to successfully persevere through these difficult times.

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Posted: Apr 10, 2020

COVID-19 Reader Questions ~ Ask An SMH Expert

In this “Ask An Expert” Q&A, we ask Sarasota Memorial medical experts to answer some of the coronavirus-related questions that you, our blog readers, have been asking. From face masks for kids to COVID-19 testing and whether it's safe to go to the doctor during a pandemic — get the scoop from a source you can trust.

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Posted: Apr 2, 2020

Mask Wearing 101: How to Use & Re-Use a Face Mask

With Sarasota Memorial Nurse Jennifer Sorensen, RN

Face masks are only effective when they are handled, worn, stored and disposed of properly. Used improperly, and the masks actually become vehicles for spreading germs. Sarasota Memorial nurse Jennifer Sorensen, RN, offers a step-by-step mask-wearing how-to, along with some do's and don'ts, in this video blog.

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Posted: Mar 23, 2020

Pregnancy & Coronavirus ~ Ask An Expert Q&A

With Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist Dr. Washington Hill

Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist Washington Hill, MD, an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN) with 55 years’ experience, answers questions about pregnancy, hospital delivery and coronavirus (COVID-19) in this Ask An Expert Q&A.

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