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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 dont's, in this video blog.

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Posted: Feb 26, 2020

COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Written by SMH Digital Communications Specialist Ann Key

As concerns continue to rise in the U.S. about the public health threat posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the federal government and public health partners, including Sarasota Memorial Hospital, are ramping up preparedness and response plans, along with disease prevention and containment efforts. Sarasota Memorial infectious disease specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD, weighs in on what you need to know and what you can do guard against this emerging public health threat. 

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Posted: Feb 18, 2020

Heart Attacks: What You Need to Know

With SMH Cardiovascular Program Coordinator April Slone

Sarasota Memorial Cardiovascular Program Coordinator April Slone, RN, answers some of the most frequently asked heart-attack questions in this Healthe-Matters Ask An Expert Q&A vlog.

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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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Posted: Sep 24, 2019

Tips to Avoid Injuries from Falls

By Nursing Quality Improvement Specialist Eileen Newell, RN

Did you know that most falls can be prevented? Yet, each year in the U.S., 1 in 4 people aged 65 and older falls, and these falls often result in hip fractures, broken bones and even head injuries. We all have the power to reduce our fall risk and protect ourselves from a serious fall. Use these tips from Sarasota Memorial experts and the National Council on Aging to avoid accidental falls — especially if you're age 65 or older. 

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