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Posted: Jul 24, 2023

What To Do About Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

With Pediatrician Deirdra Myers, MD

Hand foot and mouth disease (HMFD) is a very common childhood illness. It is not typically serious, but it is very contagious and can become serious if untreated. Read more from FPG Pediatrician Dr. Myers about how to spot, treat, and prevent HMFD in your family.

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Posted: Jul 18, 2023

Moms In Motion Yields Results

One new mom’s testimony on weight-loss success with HealthFit.

Following the birth of her first child, a Sarasota mom embarks on a weight-loss journey with HealthFit. Read her story in her own words here and follow the link at the bottom to learn more about crafting your own personalized fitness plan with Sarasota Memorial.

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Posted: Jul 11, 2023

Don’t Forget Yearly Physicals!

With SMH Executive Director of Ambulatory Services Jen Storch, FACHE

 As school starts and schedules get busier and busier, don’t forget to make the time for your child’s annual check-up. From toddler to teenager, the yearly doctor visit is an important part of monitoring your child’s growth and development, and keeping them healthy in the long-term.

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Posted: Jun 30, 2023

Dr. Claw’s Handbook For Firework Safety: Ear Protection Edition

By Dr. Manus Claw, TNT

While fireworks are wonderful to look at, that big thumping bang can be louder than an ambulance siren in your ear and can cause serious permanent damage. Here are some simple Rules of Thumb to protect your hearing this Independence Day weekend.

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Posted: Jun 27, 2023

Protect Yourself From Heat Stroke & Heat Exhaustion

How to recognize and respond to heat-induced emergencies

Every year, more than 700 people in the United States die due to intense heat and heat-related conditions such as heat stroke. And as we hit the hottest parts of the summer months, it’s important to stay cool, stay hydrated and stay aware of the warning signs of heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

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