Essential health information from local experts

Posted: May 7, 2018

Storm Season Prep: Register Now for Special Medical Needs Shelter

Hurricane season 2018 is on the horizon. If you or a loved one have special medical needs and will require shelter in the event of a hurricane, pre-register for assistance now.

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Posted: Apr 30, 2018

Florida Snakes: What You Need to Know

Written by SMH Emergency Care Clinical Pharmacist Jeremy Lund

More than 50 different snake species naturally inhabit Florida. Of those, there are six types of venomous snakes that you should know about. Here’s a primer, as well as some safety tips to remember, should you encounter one of these natural Florida citizens.
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Posted: Apr 24, 2018

How Can Spring Cleaning Help Fight Drug Abuse?

Written By Pharmacy Resident Melissa Campo

Dispose of your unwanted medications at a designated dropoff location year-round. When improperly disposed of or left to collect dust in a medicine cabinet long after they are needed, prescription drugs often end up in the wrong hands. 
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Posted: Mar 20, 2018

Unexpected Poisons in the Home

Written by SMH Emergency Care Clinical Pharmacist Jeremy Lund

An SMH emergency care pharmacist offers a look at some unexpected poisons found in the home — items that can be especially dangerous for younger children — and ways you can poison-proof your home.
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Posted: Dec 15, 2017

Tips for a Safe & Happy Holiday

WRITTEN BY SMH TRAUMA COORDINATOR LEEANN PUTNEY

The holidays are a magical time with plenty of festivities to enjoy, including beautiful light displays, holiday parties and family get-togethers. Here are a few tips to make sure your family stays safe as the holidays approach.
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