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Posted: Dec 10, 2019

Protecting Moms & Babies from Serious Illness

By SMH Director of Obstetrical Services Judy Cavallaro

A woman’s immune system is naturally weakened during pregnancy, making it challenging for pregnant mothers to fight off bacterial or viral infections like the flu and whooping cough. Thankfully, there are vaccines available to protect both mom-to-be and her developing baby from these infections. Find out why it's important pregnant women get these shots and where they can get them for free.

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Posted: Dec 3, 2019

Top Tips for a Happy & Safe Holiday Season

Written by SMH Injury Prevention Coordinator Susan Williams

It’s officially “The Holidays” — time for family gatherings and getaways, for decking the halls with things sparkly and bright, and for gifting children with shiny new toys! All the merry-making certainly can be magical, but it also brings seasonal safety risks and an uptick in visits to emergency rooms and trauma centers. Play it safe this holiday season with these injury prevention tips from a Sarasota Memorial Trauma nurse.

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Posted: Nov 19, 2019

Holiday Myths ~ Fact or Fiction?

Written by SMH Pharmacy Resident Jeff Kamta

Is it really the turkey that makes us sleepy on Thanksgiving? Should you worry about poisonous poinsettias? SMH Pharmacy Resident Jeff Kamta separates fact from fiction in this TopTips video blog post. 
 

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Posted: Oct 29, 2019

Vaping 101 for Parents

With SMH Lung Cancer Screening Coordinator Amie Miller

Learn what "juuling" is and how it can affect your teen or young adult in this Ask An Expert video blog post with SMH Lung Cancer Screening Coordinator Amie Miller, MSN, APRN. Plus, learn what you can do to prevent vaping and where to find juuling / vaping related resources.

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Posted: Oct 25, 2019

Halloween Safety Tips

Keep your goblins and ghouls safer this Halloween with these tips.
 

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