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Posted: May 17, 2022

Tinnitus: Take It Seriously and Test Early

With SMH Otolaryngology Specialist Jack Wazen, MD

Tinnitus is common as we age, but could be a sign of something more serious. Learn more about what your tinnitus might mean and how to manage it—and maybe even eliminate that ringing for good.

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Posted: Apr 26, 2022

Meningitis Outbreak in Florida: What To Do & What To Look For

With SMH Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD

With an ongoing outbreak of meningitis currently underway in Florida, Dr. Manuel Gordillo talks severity, symptoms to recognize and the importance of being vaccinated.

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Posted: Apr 5, 2022

Even Over-The-Counter Painkillers Pose Risks: Know Your NSAIDs

Written by PGY1 Pharmacy Resident Victoria Schwalm, PharmD

Advil, Aleve, Motrin—these are all common household pain medications that we all recognize. But do we all recognize the potential risks that even over-the-counter painkillers can present? Incorrect dosage or unintended interactions with other medications can be harmful and even fatal. Learn more here.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2022

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: Feb 8, 2022

Vaccines and Variants: Omicron, FDA Approval & Looking Forward | Ask An Expert

With SMH Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD

With the Omicron surge driving case numbers up in Sarasota and Manatee counties, Dr. Gordillo returns to Healthe-Matters for another update on the ongoing fight against COVID-19.

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