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Posted: Sep 11, 2018

Struggling to Get Enough Zzzs?

Written by SMH Digital Content Editor Ann Key

Seeking more shuteye? Get more —and better — sleep with these proven and practical tips from Sarasota Memorial’s Sleep Disorder Clinic.

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Posted: Sep 4, 2018

Healthy Snacks Ideas & Recipes

Written by SMH Outpatient Dietitian Emily Harren

Whether you’re a working adult, a parent to school-aged kids or a retiree with an active social life, keeping up with a busy schedule calls for easy, nutritious snacks. Try these healthy snack ideas and recipes to fuel your tank.

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Posted: Aug 28, 2018

Button Batteries & Kids: What You Need to Know

Written by SMH Digital Content Editor Ann Key

Thousands of young children swallow lithium button batteries each year in the US. Use these tips to prevent ingestions in your home, recognize the symptoms and know what to do if you suspect a battery ingestion.

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Posted: Aug 27, 2018

TAVR Now an Option for More Heart Patients

Written by SMH Senior Communications Editor Kim Savage

More cardiac patients are now eligible for the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), a minimally invasive treatment for aortic stenosis that was formerly reserved for high-risk patients too sick for open-heart surgery.

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Posted: Aug 20, 2018

‘I have cancer. Now what?’

Written by Oncology Nurse Navigator Kristi Stetson

Learning that you have cancer is overwhelming. The days and weeks that follow are filled with uncertainty and mind-boggling amounts of information for you and your loved ones. Here, an SMH cancer navigation specialist offers suggestions to help guide you and your loved ones through the cancer journey.

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