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Posted: Sep 21, 2018

Get the Facts on Rat Poison-tainted ‘Legal Weed’ ~ Ask an Expert Q&A

With SMH Emergency Medicine/Toxicology Clinical Pharmacist Jeremy Lund

Recent social-media posts and news segments warning that a synthetic cannabinoid called “spice” was causing people to “bleed from their eyes” prompted us to seek out the truth behind the click-bait headlines. What are the health risks of using spice, aka "legal weed" or "K2"?

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Posted: Sep 18, 2018

Ask An Expert: Prostate Cancer

With SMH Urologist Daniel Kaplon, MD

In this "Ask An Expert," Sarasota Memorial Urologist Daniel Kaplon, MD, weighs in on some frequently asked questions about prostate cancer, the second most common cancer among men.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018

Ask an Expert: What to Expect in Inpatient Rehabilitation

A Q&A with Dr. Alexander Bajorek

Because inpatient rehabilitation isn’t something most people think about until they—or a loved one—need it, it can be something of a mystery for those looking into rehab options. We reached out to Sarasota Memorial Physiatrist and rehabilitation specialist Dr. Alexander J. Bajorek, MD, to learn more about it and to find out what inpatient rehab patients can expect.

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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 among the best low-impact exercises for a full-body workout.

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Posted: Jun 21, 2018

Red Tide & Your Health: What You Need to Know

With SMH Pulmonary Disease specialist Dr. Kirk Voelker, MD

SMH Pulmonary Disease specialist Dr. Kirk Voelker, MD, explains what red tide means for your health in this #AskAnExpert video.

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