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Posted: Dec 27, 2022

New Year’s Survival Tips for Diabetics & Pre-Diabetics

With SMH Rehab Case Manager Crystal Brooks

With the new year comes celebration and family and feasting. But all the rich food and drink can be a minefield for those with dietary restrictions, such as those living with diabetes. Here are some tips from SMH Rehab Case Manager Crystal Brooks, on how to navigate the New Year party scene with your blood sugar under control.

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Posted: Dec 20, 2022

Tips For A Happy, Hazard-Free Holiday

With SMH Emergency Care & Injury Prevention Specialists

From button batteries and baking ingredients to botanical bothers, 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: Dec 13, 2022

Ask An Expert: Navigating The Winter “Tripledemic”

Q&A with SMH Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD

With flu, COVID and RSV making the rounds in our community, the “Season of Giving” is taking on a whole new meaning. But this “tripledemic” is no reason to panic, as long as you follow some simple guidelines for staying safe.

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Posted: Nov 15, 2022

Save Yourself! The Great American Smokeout Is Coming!

The best time to quit tobacco is the day you started; the second best time is now.

As of the latest FDA studies, tobacco use remains the #1 cause of preventable death in the US. And each day, roughly 1,600 youth smoke their first cigarette. Fortunately, studies also show that smoking cessation programs work, which is why Sarasota Memorial partners with the Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center to host The Great American Smokeout every year.

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Posted: Oct 25, 2022

Saving Lives By Preventing Sleep Accidents

Following Safe Sleep rules to prevent infant death.

The rules for Safe Sleep are simple but necessary. Fight sudden infant death and protect your baby from accidental suffocation by following these simple guidelines for Safe Sleep.

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