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Posted: Jan 31, 2023

Ask An Expert: What Is Commotio Cordis?

With Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Sarasota Memorial Hospital Jeffrey Sell, MD

With the collapse of Buffalo Bills’ safety Damar Hamlin on live television, a new and scary cardiac phenomenon entered the public lexicon—commotio cordis. The idea that a sudden impact to the chest could cause sudden cardiac arrest left parents wondering about the safety of their child’s athletics. We spoke to Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s chief of cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Jeffrey Sell, to learn more.

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Posted: Jan 10, 2023

Pelvic Floor Therapy: When to Go & What to Expect

With SMH Outpatient Rehab Pelvic Floor Therapist Shayna Shefrin, DPT

Every year, millions of men and women learn to live with chronic pain, incontinence and sexual dysfunction, but pelvic floor physical therapy could provide the relief they’re looking for. Learn more about pelvic floor rehab from one of our expert physical therapists.
 

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Posted: Jul 5, 2022

Cancer-Related PTSD: What to Look For, How to Help

By Michael Sasser, PharmD

Surviving cancer can be a very traumatic experience—and that experience doesn’t necessarily end with your last treatment. Read on to learn more about how post-traumatic stress disorder can affect cancer survivors, what to look out for, and how to find help.

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Posted: Jun 21, 2022

Senior Care Ambassadors Emphasize the Human Element of Healthcare

With SMH Manager of Clinical Specialty Programs Katie Williams, MSN, RN-BC, AHN-BC

An exciting new program at Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Sarasota, the Senior Care Ambassador program trains select volunteers in how to entertain and engage patients who are in the hospital and prone to disorientation. Families are already feeling the impact and the program is ready to expand.

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Posted: May 31, 2022

Setting Boundaries, Building Resiliency

By Sarasota Memorial Hospital IRF Services Social Worker Crystal Brooks, MSW, LCSW

When living with chronic illness, building resiliency is key. Learning how to set healthy boundaries that promote self-care—and how to identify unhealthy boundaries that hinder it—can help lay the foundation to weather any storm.

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