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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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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 25, 2020

Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery: How & Why

Written by SMH Digital Communications Specialist Ann Key

Today, the most common approach for open-heart surgery is a sternotomy, which requires a 12-14-inch incision through the breastbone. But with minimally invasive techniques, many cardiac procedures can be performed through 2- to 3-inch incisions. Watch how these minimally invasive surgeries are performed and learn who can benefit from MICS.

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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: Feb 4, 2020

Learn Hands-Only CPR

With SMH Cardiovascular Nurse Kristie Menke

Do you know how to help someone having a heart attack? Performing hands-only CPR on them greatly increases their chance of survival. It’s easy to learn—only two steps—and saves lives. Learn how with this short vlog and demo by a Sarasota Memorial cardiovascular nurse.

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