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Posted: Jul 2, 2021

Medically Dependent? Register Now for a Storm Shelter

Hurricane season is June 1 through Nov. 30. Don't wait until the last minute to prepare for severe weather. If you or a loved one is medically dependent and will require shelter in the event of a hurricane, now is the time to pre-register with the county for assistance.

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Posted: Jun 29, 2021

The Delta Variant: Should We Worry?

With SMH Infectious Disease specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD

Thanks to COVID-19 vaccines, coronavirus infections have been steadily declining across the U.S. Will the virus’ highly contagious variants reverse that trend and cause another surge in infections? Sarasota Memorial Infectious Disease specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD, answers your questions and concerns about the COVID-19 Delta variant.

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Posted: Jun 22, 2021

Men: Don’t Miss These Health Screenings

With Family Medicine specialist Armani Orihuela, MD

Just as vehicles run better — and last longer — with regular tune-ups and routine maintenance, your health also gets a boost from regular preventative maintenance. For men, keeping health running smoothly starts with an annual physical and getting these recommended health screenings.

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Posted: Jun 15, 2021

Dr. Dad’s Tips for First-time Fathers | Ask An Expert

With Family Medicine Specialist Seth Wilson, MD

For this special Father’s Day edition of our Ask An Expert series, we asked Family Medicine specialist Seth Wilson, MD, for some practical advice for first-time dads. Uniquely qualified to dish parenting wisdom, Dr. Wilson is not only an expert in family medical care, but he’s also a proud father of 4. Here are his top tips for those of you tackling one of the biggest challenges of your life: fatherhood.

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Posted: Jun 8, 2021

How To Talk about Hanging Up the Keys

With SMH Geriatric Medicine specialist Alan Grindal, MD

Whether the result of a chronic disease, such as Alzheimer’s, or just the product of normal aging, most of us will have to hang up our car keys eventually. Having a discussion about the eventual decision to stop driving is something that all families should do — just like drafting a will and making other end of life preparations. Here are some tips to help start the conversation.

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