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Posted: Sep 17, 2019

Look for these Signs that 'Growing Pains' are Something More

With First Physicians Group Pediatrician Deirdre Myers, MD

When is pediatric joint pain more than just "growing pains" and when should parents worry? Lakewood Ranch-FPG pediatrician Deirdre Myers, MD, weighs in. 

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Posted: Aug 27, 2019

Allergies & EpiPens: What You Need to Know

Written by SMH Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Resident Alexandra Carlson, PharmD

Not all allergic reactions are treated in the same way, and it’s important to understand the difference in symptoms and treatments. Severe reactions with anaphylaxis require immediate treatment with an epinephrine injector. Learn what to do and what not to do with an EpiPen or generic injector.

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Posted: Aug 19, 2019

Postpartum Red Flags You Should Never Ignore

Written by Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist Dr. Washington Hill

Many maternal deaths related to childbirth complications occur after mom and baby have gone home from the hospital. Women who recently have given birth are at increased risk for a range of health problems. If you know someone who’s had a baby in the last 6 weeks — or just had one yourself — look for these medical red flags.

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Posted: Aug 9, 2019

Cervical Cancer & HPV Prevention ~ Ask An Expert

With SMH Gynecological Oncologist Richard Boothby, MD

All women are at risk for cervical cancer. But the disease is highly preventable, and when it’s found early, it’s highly treatable. To learn more about cervical cancer prevention and ways to screen for the disease, Healthe-Matters editors talked with Dr. Richard Boothby, a gynecological oncologist at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. 

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Posted: Aug 6, 2019

Top Tips: Back-to-School Basics

Written by SMH Digital Content Editor Ann Key

The first day of the 2019-2020 school year is just around the corner. While you’re busily checking off those back-to-school to-do’s, don’t forget to talk with your kids about how to stay healthy, stay safe, stay focused and stay in the game this school year. 

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