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Posted: Dec 7, 2021

Monoclonal Antibodies for COVID-19: What Patients Need to Know

With SMH Infectious Disease experts Manuel Gordillo, MD, & Jamie Kisgen, PharmD

Many patients treated with monoclonal antibodies have questions about the investigational therapy: Should I get a booster shot? If so, when? Does it work against Omicron? Our Infectious Disease experts have answers.

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Posted: Nov 30, 2021

Vertigo: Causes, Cures & Seeking Care

With SMH Otolaryngology Specialist Jack Wazen, MD

Nearly 40% of adults in the U.S. will experience vertigo at some point in their lifetime. Learn the signs, causes and where to seek treatment in this post with Dr. Jack Wazen, Sarasota Memorial chief of staff and medical director of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.

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Posted: Nov 23, 2021

Vaping Is Bad For You ... & Worse For Your Kids

With SMH Lung Cancer Screening Program Coordinator Amie Miller

E-cigarettes and vape pens are harmful for the lungs and bad for overall health. With vaping on the rise among teens and pre-teens, we're also seeing impacts of nicotine on developing brains. SMH Lung Cancer Screening Program Coordinator Amie Miller dives into the facts on vaping and offers tips for parents on preventing nicotine abuse in their families. 

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Posted: Nov 16, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids | Ask An Expert

With Sarasota Memorial Pediatric Hospitalist Jessie Hoang, MD

In early November, the CDC endorsed the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. We know parents have questions and concerns. For trustworthy answers, we turned to Sarasota Memorial Pediatric Hospitalist Jessie Hoang, MD, who's also a mother of 2. She answers your most common questions in this Ask An Expert video blog post.

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Posted: Nov 9, 2021

Is it the ‘Holiday Blues’? Or Something More?

With Behavioral Health Services Manager Ashley Cave

For many, the winter holidays bring to the forefront — even worsen — feelings of depression, sadness, anxiety or loneliness. Know the warning signs of depression and what to do if you have concerns you or a loved is struggling with mental health.

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