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Posted: Dec 24, 2019

Preventing & Treating Kitchen Injuries

Written by SMH Injury Prevention Coordinator Susan Williams

The kitchen — often the heart of the house — can be a busy, busy place. Make your kitchen a safe zone with this recipe for injury prevention and treatment. 

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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 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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