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Posted: Nov 20, 2018

Antibiotics: Take 'Em or Leave 'Em?

Written by SMH’s Steve Kamm, MD, & Johnna Hommell, LPN

Antibiotics, first used in the 1940s, are among the greatest advances in medicine, but they are not a cure-all. In some cases, it’s actually worse for your health to take an antibiotic than to let an illness run its course. So when should you take antibiotics?
 

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Posted: Nov 6, 2018

Fever in Kids: When to Worry

Written by Reuben Holland, MD; Sheera Thomas, RN; & Johnna Hommell, LPN

As parents, we’ll always worry when our kids are sick, especially if they have fever—and it can be really scary, if your sick child is an infant. But when should we worry? When should we call the pediatrician or head to an urgent care center?

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Posted: Oct 22, 2018

Help Fight Drug Abuse, Accidental Poisonings

Written by SMH Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist Nick Scaturo

Expired or unused drugs stored in your cabinets can put you and your family, friends or neighbors at risk. Cleaning out your medicine cabinets regularly and properly disposing of prescription medications helps protect you and your community by getting potentially harmful medications off the street. 

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Posted: Oct 18, 2018

Hands-only CPR How-to ~ SMH TopTips

With SMH Cardiovascular Program Coordinator Jacqueline Krusewki

Do you know what to do if a loved one or friend has a heart attack? Performing hands-only CPR on them can greatly increase their chance of survival. It’s easy to learn—only two steps—and saves lives. Watch this video to learn how.

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Posted: Oct 15, 2018

Flu 2018: What You Need to Know

Written by Ambulatory Services Director Jen Storch

Fall has arrived! Want to stay healthy this season? Here’s what you need to know to beat colds and flu.

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