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Posted: Jun 26, 2020

Running On Empty? Refuel with Self Care

Written by SMH Clinical Counselor Elizabeth Bornstein

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, many of us are feeling overstimulated and overwhelmed, worn down and pulled in all directions. Here is a quick exercise you can do to relax and “refuel.” It takes only a few minutes, but the benefits are long-lasting, if you can do it regularly.

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Posted: Apr 14, 2020

The Pandemic Predicament: Coping with the ‘New Normal’

Written by SMH Oncology Clinical Counselor Elizabeth Bornstein

As communities across the world wrangle with a “new normal,” millions are feeling the emotional and mental weight of this unprecedented time. Here are some self-care tips and strategies we can all use to successfully persevere through these difficult times.

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Posted: Apr 2, 2020

Mask Wearing 101: How to Use & Re-Use a Face Mask

With Sarasota Memorial Nurse Jennifer Sorensen, RN

Face masks are only effective when they are handled, worn, stored and disposed of properly. Used improperly, and the masks actually become vehicles for spreading germs. Sarasota Memorial nurse Jennifer Sorensen, RN, offers a step-by-step mask-wearing how-to, along with some do's and don'ts, in this video blog.

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Posted: Jan 28, 2020

The Subtle Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

With GYN Oncologist Dr. Richard Boothby

Ovarian cancer, the “disease that whispers,” can cause subtle symptoms that are easily attributable to other conditions, including pelvic pressure, bladder irritation, fullness after meals, early satiety and bloating. You don’t need to run to the doctor if you wake up bloated one day, but if symptoms don’t go away or do increase in severity, you should schedule an appointment with your doctor.

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Posted: Jan 21, 2020

Advanced Care Planning: Just Do It

Written by SMH Copywriter Phil Lederer

Most patients have no idea that hospitalization is coming, and many people don’t realize they likely aren’t going to be able to make their healthcare wishes known when it’s most important. Advanced care planning gives you a say in the medical care you receive if injury or illness leave you unable to speak for yourself. Find out who should make an advanced care plan, how to make a plan and which local resources can help you with the process.

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