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Posted: Jul 18, 2018

Where’s Baby? Look Before You Lock!

Summer's swelter is in full swing. So, this is the perfect time for all of us to remind ourselves (and loved ones) to Look Before You Lock and pledge to prevent child heatstroke in cars.

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Posted: Jun 21, 2018

Swimming: Low Impact, Big Benefits

Written by SMH Physical Therapist & Aquatics Instructor Rebecca Aten

Swimming is not just a great way to beat the heat—it’s also one of the best low-impact exercises for getting in a full-body workout.

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Posted: Jun 15, 2018

Vaping, E-cigarettes, the Juul: What You Need to Know

Video Q&A with SMH Director of Thoracic Surgical Oncology Paul Chomiak, MD

Get the facts on vaping and e-cigarettes in this recorded #AskAnExpert Q&A livestream with Sarasota Memorial Director of Thoracic Surgical Oncology Paul Chomiak, MD. 

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Posted: Jun 11, 2018

Pre-Season Sports Physical Protects Student Athletes

Written by SMH Senior Communications Editor Kim Savage

Most Sarasota-area schools require a sports physical for student athletes, and even if it isn't required, a sports exam is highly recommended for children and adolescents engaging in athletics. The physicals help identify health conditions that may require treatment before or during play, such as high blood pressure; heart, lung or vision conditions; and previous musculoskeletal injuries.

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Posted: May 16, 2018

Cervical Cancer: Get the Facts

Written by SMH Family Nurse Practitioner Maggi Tabano

Over the last 40 years, the mortality rate for cervical cancer patients has been cut in half. In many cases, cervical cancer can be avoided altogether. To reduce your risk of cervical cancer, get the facts.

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