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Posted: May 7, 2018

New Medicare Cards Coming to Florida in June

Written by SMH Patient Registration Manager Roxanne George

If you’re a Medicare beneficiary in Florida, be on the lookout for a new identification card in your mail this summer. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is rolling out a new ID card—and the change goes beyond just a fresh look.
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Posted: Apr 30, 2018

Florida Snakes: What You Need to Know

Written by SMH Emergency Care Clinical Pharmacist Jeremy Lund

More than 50 different snake species naturally inhabit Florida, and six of those are venomous. Learn what they look like and what to do if you're bitten by a snake in this Healthe-Matters post.

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Posted: Apr 24, 2018

How Can Spring Cleaning Help Fight Drug Abuse?

Written By Pharmacy Resident Melissa Campo

Dispose of your unwanted medications at a designated dropoff location year-round. When improperly disposed of or left to collect dust in a medicine cabinet long after they are needed, prescription drugs often end up in the wrong hands. 
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Posted: Apr 19, 2018

Beat Stress, Cravings with These Yummy Recipes

By Health Coach Robin Nakonetschny

Nutrition plays a huge part in handling stress, helping to prevent exhaustion, illness, and aches and pains. Eating whole foods and keeping refined sugar and flour to a minimum can drastically reduce mood swings and can help to keep your mind clear and focused. When cravings set in, give these yummy, easy, stress-busting recipes a try instead.

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Posted: Apr 10, 2018

Travel Checklist for Heart Failure Patients

Written by Heart Failure Nurse Specialist Stacey Daggett

Planning a getaway? If you’re managing heart failure, there are a few things you should know — and do — before you hit the road.

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