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Posted: Nov 17, 2020

Holidays & COVID-19: Weighing the Risk

With Dr. Manuel Gordillo, SMH Infectious Disease Specialist

The best part of the holiday season, for most of us, is spending quality time with friends and family. But with COVID-19 cases on the rise again, are traditional holiday get-togethers too risky? Should we skip the usual Thanksgiving celebration this year? We ask Dr. Manuel Gordillo, who leads Sarasota Memorial’s infectious disease unit, for guidance on the how to safely celebrate the 2020 holiday season.

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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: Oct 27, 2020

Halloween 2020: Should You Celebrate?

By SMH Digital Communications Specialist Ann Key

With COVID-19 a continued concern in our area, Halloween activities and family traditions will look a little different this year. But you can still make the holiday special and frightfully fun — and safe. Check out expert tips for safer trick-or-treating and our ideas of alternative ways to celebrate Hallow's Eve 2020.

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Posted: Oct 2, 2020

Surviving COVID-19: Sheila's Story

When 69-year-old Sheila Moore tested positive for COVID-19 this summer, she assumed it would be a mild case. But Moore's symptoms quickly progressed, and on June 30, she was admitted to Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Her journey to recovery would last a long and hard 3 months. In this video post, Moore and her daughter Vanessa talk about the fear, the struggle and the hope they experienced along the way.

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Posted: Aug 25, 2020

Top Tips: Back-to-School Basics

Written by SMH Digital Communications Specialist Ann Key

The 2020-2021 school year is upon us. You can help the students in your family stay healthy, stay safe and stay focused with these tips and reminders, whether they're returning to the classroom, learning virtually or homeschooling.

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