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Posted: Sep 22, 2020

T1D in Children: What You Need to Know

Written by First Physicians Group Pediatrician Deirdra Myers, MD

Did you know that 1.6 million Americans are living with Type 1 diabetes, including about 200,000 people younger than age 20? In this Healthe-Matters post, First Physicians Group pediatrician Deirdra Myers, MD, discusses Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) in children — what signs and symptoms to look for, and to diagnose and care for youth with T1D.

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Posted: Sep 1, 2020

Caring for Boo-boos, Preventing Poisonings at Home

Written by SMH Emergency Medicine/Toxicology Clinical Pharmacist Jeremy Lund

Most families are spending more time at home these days, which means parents — or grandparents — are more often treating bumps and bruises, or a curious kiddo who ate something they shouldn’t have. Care for your crew safely with these accidental-poisoning prevention tips from Sarasota Memorial Emergency Care/Toxicology Clinical Pharmacist Jeremy Lund, PharmD, MS, BCCCP, BCPS.

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Posted: Aug 25, 2020

Top Tips: Back-to-School Basics

Written by SMH Digital Communications Specialist Ann Key

The 2020-2021 school year is upon us. You can help the students in your family stay healthy, stay safe and stay focused with these tips and reminders, whether they're returning to the classroom, learning virtually or homeschooling.

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Posted: Aug 19, 2020

Well Visits, Flu Shots & COVID-19 Vaccine ~ Ask An Expert Q&A

With SMH Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD

In this Ask An Expert video blog, SMH infectious disease specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD, provides insights and answers to common questions about immunizations for flu, pneumonia and other vaccine-preventable diseases, plus an update on trials for a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Posted: Jul 21, 2020

Face Shields for Students?

With SMH Pediatrics Chair Jessie Hoang, MD

A recent email to our Healthe-Matters “Ask An Expert” inbox echoed a common question parents are asking as they try to safely prepare for the 2020-2021 school year: Should students wear only a face shield at school, instead of a face mask? Dr. Jessie Hoang, who chairs Sarasota Memorial’s Pediatrics Department, answers and offers insights in this blog post.

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