Essential health information from local experts

Posted: May 18, 2018

Ask An Expert: Women's Heart Health

A Video Q&A with SMH Cardiologist Chippy Nalluri

Sarasota Memorial Cardiologist Dr. Chippy Nalluri answers common questions about Women's Heart Health in this recorded livestream Q&A, part of SMH's ongoing Ask An Expert series. 
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Posted: Apr 10, 2018

Travel Checklist for Heart Failure Patients

Written by Heart Failure Nurse Specialist Stacey Daggett

Planning a summer getaway? If you’re managing heart failure, there are a few things you should know — and do — before you hit the road.
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Posted: Apr 2, 2018

Is Hiring a Personal Trainer Worth It?

By HealthFit Manager Kayla Frimmel

Exercise can be great medicine, but for those who are new to it or have taken an extended break, working with a personal trainer might be just the thing you need to develop a safe, effective routine that optimizes strength and weight, and boosts your daily living ability and endurance. 
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Posted: Feb 20, 2018

Ask an Expert: Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Written by SMH Cardiopulmonary Rehab Team Lead Meredith Cleveland

It’s estimated that one in 20 Americans over 50 has peripheral artery disease (PAD), and between 12 and 20 percent of Americans older than 65 suffer from the disease. We spoke with an SMH Cardiopulmonary Rehab specialist to learn more about PAD, its signs and symptoms, and what can be done to diagnose or treat it.
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Posted: Feb 9, 2018

Take Control of Heart Failure with these Tips

Written by SMH Heart Failure Nurse Specialist Stacey Daggett

Lifestyle factors are the most common reasons heart failure patients are re-admitted to the hospital. If you’re among the thousands with heart failure who are reluctant to modify their style of living, try these behavior tweaks to start managing your disease better today.

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