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Posted: Aug 19, 2019

Postpartum Red Flags You Should Never Ignore

Written by Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist Dr. Washington Hill

Many maternal deaths related to childbirth complications occur after mom and baby have gone home from the hospital. Women who recently have given birth are at increased risk for a range of health problems. If you know someone who’s had a baby in the last 6 weeks — or just had one yourself — look for these medical red flags.

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Posted: Aug 9, 2019

Cervical Cancer & HPV Prevention ~ Ask An Expert

With SMH Gynecological Oncologist Richard Boothby, MD

All women are at risk for cervical cancer. But the disease is highly preventable, and when it’s found early, it’s highly treatable. To learn more about cervical cancer prevention and ways to screen for the disease, Healthe-Matters editors talked with Dr. Richard Boothby, a gynecological oncologist at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. 

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Posted: Aug 6, 2019

Top Tips: Back-to-School Basics

Written by SMH Digital Content Editor Ann Key

The first day of the 2019-2020 school year is just around the corner. While you’re busily checking off those back-to-school to-do’s, don’t forget to talk with your kids about how to stay healthy, stay safe, stay focused and stay in the game this school year. 

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Posted: Jul 23, 2019

Heart & Spirit: One Man’s Miraculous Story

Written by SMH Senior Communications Specialist Kim Savage

Brian Bosworth, 55, a retired Army colonel, was vacationing on Longboat Key with his wife, Kathryn, when he suffered a massive heart attack and went into cardiogenic shock. Fortunately, Brian’s brush with death was accompanied by some good fortune as well. 

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Posted: Jul 16, 2019

School Physical. Wellness Exam. Sports Physical: What's the Difference?

Schools requires school entry physicals and sports physicals. The pediatrician schedules a wellness exam each year for your child. They all seem similar, so why all the evaluations? Each of these assessments have different objectives, and each one serves a different purpose in keeping your child healthy. Find out how — and where to go for each type of exam — in this Healthe-Matters post.

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