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Posted: Jan 5, 2021

Minutes Matter: How to Identify & Respond to a Stroke

With Vascular Neurologist David Stone, MD, & Stroke Program Coordinator Ben Doepker, RN

What are the red flag signs for stroke? What should you do if you or someone else experiences them? Sarasota Memorial Vascular Neurologist David Stone, MD, and SMH Stroke Program Coordinator Ben Doepker, RN, discuss how to identify a stroke, when to call 9-1-1, how to prevent one and why COVID-19 is no cause for delay in this Q&A video blog post. 

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Posted: Dec 1, 2020

Lung Cancer Screening: What to Expect

With SMH Pulmonologist Joseph Seaman, MD, & Radiologist Heitor Okanobo, MD

Did you know there’s a screening test that can detect lung cancer, even before symptoms appear? Find out why low-dose CT lung cancer screening is a game-changer, who should get screened and what they can expect.

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020

COVID-19 & Flu Season 2020: What to Expect

With Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Manuel Gordillo & ER Director Lisa Collins-Brown

Currently, flu cases in our area are very low, but what can our community expect this winter? Will there be a potential flu-COVID “twindemic”? What should we do, if we get sick? What can we do to stay healthy? To find out, we asked the experts: Dr. Manuel Gordillo, who leads Sarasota Memorial’s infectious disease team, and SMH Emergency Care Director Lisa Collins-Brown, RN.

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Posted: Aug 19, 2020

Well Visits, Flu Shots & COVID-19 Vaccine ~ Ask An Expert Q&A

With SMH Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD

In this Ask An Expert video blog, SMH infectious disease specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD, provides insights and answers to common questions about immunizations for flu, pneumonia and other vaccine-preventable diseases, plus an update on trials for a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Posted: Aug 18, 2020

COVID-19 Treatment ~ Ask An Expert Q&A

With SMH Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Manager Dr. Jamie Kisgen

To get the facts on COVID-19 treatment and medications, Healthe-Matters editors reached out to Dr. Jamie Kisgen, Sarasota Memorial’s Infectious Diseases Pharmacy manager, in March 2020. In this August 2020 update to that Ask An Expert Q&A, Dr. Kisgen again addresses some of the most frequently asked questions related to medications for patients with COVID-19. (Updated Aug. 18, 2020)

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