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Posted: May 30, 2023

Time is Brain: How to Recognize and Respond to a Stroke

With Sarasota Memorial Emergency Medicine Physician Marshall Frank, DO, MPH, FAEMS

When someone has a stroke, every minute matters. Learn how to recognize the signs of a stroke, so you can respond in moments.

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Posted: May 23, 2023

Listen Up! Untreated Hearing Disorders Pose Serious Health Risk

With Audiologist Sharon Rende

Hearing loss and communication disorders affect nearly 48 million Americans and can affect people of all ages. So for more than 90 years, healthcare professionals have celebrated Better Hearing and Speech Month each May to promote understanding about speech and hearing disorders, as well as encourage people to seek treatment.

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Posted: May 16, 2023

The Roadmap to Recovery from Spinal Injury

Six years and a corrective surgery with the ExcelsiusGPS robotic navigation system later, Jerry Bouche is back on his feet.

Jerry Bouche was standing in the shower when he first felt the pain shooting through his legs in 2017. “Well,” the 47-year-old thought, “it sucks getting old.” Little did he know, this was only the beginning of a long battle with degenerative disc disease. But a battle he would win with a little help from the surgeons at Sarasota Memorial.

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Posted: May 9, 2023

Sarasota’s Babymoon Boom

By SMH NICU Medical Director Rebecca Schilling, DO

Planning a last minute getaway before the due date? Healthcare professionals warn that this may cause more stress than it relieves, especially if that little bundle of joy decides to make an early arrival. At the very least, choose your babymoon destination wisely.

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Posted: May 2, 2023

Knee Replacement Recovery: What To Expect

In just a few short years, recovery time has halved for new knee recipients.

Total knee replacement surgery is becoming more and more common. And thanks to advances in technology and technique recovery times for these procedures have been drastically reduced. Gone are the days of three-week hospital stays; a lot of people are going home the next day. Some even the same day! 

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