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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: Mar 23, 2020

Pregnancy & Coronavirus ~ Ask An Expert Q&A

With Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist Dr. Washington Hill

Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist Washington Hill, MD, an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN) with 55 years’ experience, answers questions about pregnancy, hospital delivery and coronavirus (COVID-19) in this Ask An Expert Q&A.

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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 11, 2020

Pregnant? Know These Warning Signs

Written by Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist Dr. Washington Hill

Did you know that pregnancy can put women at increased risk for a range of medical issues? It’s important for pregnant women — and their loved ones — to know the warning signs for these issues. Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist and OB-GYN Dr. Washington Hill explains.

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Posted: Jan 28, 2020

The Subtle Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

With GYN Oncologist Dr. Richard Boothby

Ovarian cancer, the “disease that whispers,” can cause subtle symptoms that are easily attributable to other conditions, including pelvic pressure, bladder irritation, fullness after meals, early satiety and bloating. You don’t need to run to the doctor if you wake up bloated one day, but if symptoms don’t go away or do increase in severity, you should schedule an appointment with your doctor.

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