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Posted: Jul 23, 2021

Red Tide & Shellfish Poisoning: What You Need to Know

By Pharmaceutical Emergency Care Specialist Jeremy Lund, PharmD

Most Suncoast residents are familiar with the respiratory irritation and itchy eyes commonly experienced during red tide blooms. But did you know that eating red tide-contaminated shellfish can make you sick — possibly really sick?

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Posted: Jul 6, 2021

Strawberry Banana Smoothie | Healthy Cooking with Thrive

A Thrive in the Kitchen Recipe by SMH Executive Chef Omar Mattei

In this month's Thrive in the Kitchen episode, our team shows you how to make a Vitamin C-packed, immune system-boosting Strawberry Banana Smoothie. Perfect for breakfast or a snack, this tasty treat is also high in fiber, Vitamin D and calcium — great for bone health and lowering cholesterol. Check out the easy recipe and how-to video with SMH Executive Chef Omar Mattei and Registered Dietitian Laura McLeroy.

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Posted: Jun 2, 2021

Spring Mix Salad | Healthy Cooking with Thrive

A Thrive in the Kitchen Recipe by SMH Executive Chef Omar Mattei

In this month's Thrive in the Kitchen episode, our team shows you how to make the tasty and nutrient-packed Spring Mix Salad. High in potassium and Vitamin A, the salad helps fight heart disease, manage blood pressure and boost the immune system. Check out the easy recipe and how-to video with SMH Executive Chef Omar Mattei and Registered Dietitian Laura McLeroy.

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Posted: Apr 19, 2021

Quinoa Stir Fry | Healthy Cooking with Thrive

A Thrive in the Kitchen Recipe by SMH Executive Chef Omar Mattei

In this month's Thrive in the Kitchen healthy-cooking demo video, our team shows you how to make Quinoa Stir Fry with Bok Choy. A great vegetarian source of protein and fiber, quinoa is partnered with delicious veggies to boost the immune system, lower blood pressure and help the body break down potential carcinogens.

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Posted: Mar 17, 2020

When it Comes to Food, What’s in A Label?

Written by SMH Copywriter Phil Lederer

In 2016, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) passed a law mandating updates to the standard nutritional facts label, and by 2020, the vast majority of industries and products are expected to be in compliance. Here’s a quick look at what’s new and what’s changed.

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