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Posted: Mar 31, 2020

COVID-19 Treatment ~ Ask An Expert Q&A

With SMH Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Manager Dr. Jamie Kisgen

To get the facts on COVID-19 treatment and medications — and debunk some mistruths floating around social media — Healthe-Matters editors reached out to Dr. Jamie Kisgen, Sarasota Memorial’s Infectious Diseases Pharmacy manager. In this Ask An Expert Q&A, Dr. Kisgen addresses some of the most frequently asked questions related to medications for patients with COVID-19. 

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Posted: Mar 23, 2020

Pregnancy & Coronavirus ~ Ask An Expert Q&A

With Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist Dr. Washington Hill

Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist Washington Hill, MD, an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN) with 55 years’ experience, answers questions about pregnancy, hospital delivery and coronavirus (COVID-19) in this Ask An Expert Q&A.

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Posted: Mar 17, 2020

When it Comes to Food, What’s in A Label?

Written by SMH Copywriter Phil Lederer

In 2016, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) passed a law mandating updates to the standard nutritional facts label, and by 2020, the vast majority of industries and products are expected to be in compliance. Here’s a quick look at what’s new and what’s changed.

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Posted: Mar 10, 2020

COVID-19: Get the Facts

Written by SMH Digital Communications Specialist Ann Key

Here at Sarasota Memorial, our teams have fielded innumerable COVID-19 questions — from patients, news media, concerned visitors and community members at-large — in the last few weeks. Take a look at some of the things we’ve been addressing in these conversations. When it comes to this emerging pandemic, it’s important to get the facts — and to get them from sources you trust.

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Posted: Mar 3, 2020

Is It Heartburn or GERD? What Can You Do About It?

Written by SMH Copywriter Phil Lederer

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or "GERD," is a digestive disorder that most commonly presents itself as heartburn or acid indigestion. Learn the symptoms and treatment options in this blog post.

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