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Posted: Apr 5, 2022

Even Over-The-Counter Painkillers Pose Risks: Know Your NSAIDs

Written by PGY1 Pharmacy Resident Victoria Schwalm, PharmD

Advil, Aleve, Motrin—these are all common household pain medications that we all recognize. But do we all recognize the potential risks that even over-the-counter painkillers can present? Incorrect dosage or unintended interactions with other medications can be harmful and even fatal. Learn more here.

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Posted: Mar 22, 2022

Poison Prevention At Every Age

Written by PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Resident Jonathan Summerlin, PharmD

Button batteries and household cleaners, venomous spiders and poisonous snakes, mixed-up medications and inadvertent misdosing—accidental poisoning can happen at any age and is always serious. Remember to keep your local Poison Control number handy, and follow these tips from the experts.

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Posted: Mar 8, 2022

Falls & Blood Thinners: How to Prevent & How to Respond

With SMH Geriatrics Program Coordinator Tanya Hofmann, MSN and Nursing Quality Specialist Tricia Morgan, BSN

While blood thinners can be great for maintaining cardiovascular health, they can make a bad fall that much more dangerous. Make sure you know how to help and what to look for.

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Posted: Dec 15, 2021

Tips for a Happy, Hazard-free Holiday

With SMH Emergency Care & Injury Prevention Specialists

From button batteries and baking ingredients to COVID-19, holiday hazards abound. Keep the merry in your holiday with these safety tips from Sarasota Memorial emergency care and injury prevention specialists.

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Posted: Oct 12, 2021

Help Stop Drug Abuse, Overdose Deaths

Written by SMH PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident Julie Mavrakis

In 2020, fatal overdoses of prescription and illicit drugs reached a record high, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You can help reverse this disturbing trend and public health crisis by keeping your medications out of a potential abuser’s hands. Find out how.

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