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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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Posted: Sep 24, 2019

Tips to Avoid Injuries from Falls

By Nursing Quality Improvement Specialist Eileen Newell, RN

Did you know that most falls can be prevented? Yet, each year in the U.S., 1 in 4 people aged 65 and older falls, and these falls often result in hip fractures, broken bones and even head injuries. We all have the power to reduce our fall risk and protect ourselves from a serious fall. Use these tips from Sarasota Memorial experts and the National Council on Aging to avoid accidental falls — especially if you're age 65 or older. 

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Posted: Sep 10, 2019

Help Emergency Care Providers Help You

Written by SMH Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Resident Haden Geiger

Life can change in an instant. In a blink, something like a stroke, a heart attack or car accident can take away your ability to speak or think clearly. Be prepared. Keep a list of this important health and medical information handy, so first-responders and care providers can quickly treat you the most effectively. 

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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 26, 2019

Medically Dependent? Register Now for a Storm Shelter

Hurricane season is June 1 through Nov. 30. Don't wait until the last minute to prepare for severe weather. If you or a loved one is medically dependent and will require shelter in the event of a hurricane, now is the time to pre-register with the county for assistance.

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