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Posted: Sep 13, 2022

Protecting Student-Athletes From Sudden Cardiac Arrest

SMH & ACSP partner for Cardiac Athletic Screening for Adolescents

Nearly 2,000 children and adolescents die from sudden cardiac arrest each year, with student-athletes being at particular risk. That’s why Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Specialty Physicians team up each year to present Cardiac Athletic Screening for Adolescents, or CASA, as an opportunity for parents to have their children evaluated for risk of sudden cardiac arrest, free of charge, and to schedule whatever follow-up care they may need.

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Posted: Aug 9, 2022

School Safety 101

Stay Healthy, Stay Safe, Stay Focused

Summer is out and school is in. But before you send the wee ones off for another (or their first!) year of scholastic enterprise, take a moment to re-familiarize your favorite student and yourself with some basic tips to keep everyone healthy, safe and focused this year.

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Posted: Aug 2, 2022

Don’t Forget Yearly Physicals!

With SMH Executive Director of Ambulatory Services Jen Storch, FACHE

 As school starts and schedules get busier and busier, don’t forget to make the time for your child’s annual check-up. From toddler to teenager, the yearly doctor visit is an important part of monitoring your child’s growth and development, and keeping them healthy in the long-term.

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Posted: Jul 26, 2022

Should Babies Binge-Watch Breaking Bad?

With Dr. Chelsea Arnold, DNP, APRN

How much screen time is too much for your baby? We spoke with Dr. Chelsea Arnold of First 1000 Days Suncoast about the importance of limiting screen time and what it means for your child’s growth and development.

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Posted: Jul 19, 2022

Sarasota’s Babymoon Boom

By SMH NICU Medical Director Rebecca Schilling, DO

Planning a last minute getaway before the due date? Healthcare professionals warn that this may cause more stress than it relieves, especially if that little bundle of joy decides to make an early arrival. At the very least, choose your babymoon destination wisely.

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