Essential health information from local experts

Posted: Apr 10, 2018

Travel Checklist for Heart Failure Patients

Written by Heart Failure Nurse Specialist Stacey Daggett

Planning a summer 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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Posted: Apr 5, 2018

SMH Clothes Closet Helps Patients in Need

Written by SMH Inpatient Rehab Case Manager Crystal Brooks

Sarasota Memorial is proud to partner with Goodwill Industries and the community to provide patients in need with fresh clothing. The SMH Clothes Closet stores shirts, pants and shoes for men and women who might have had clothing damaged during their hospital experience or during an accident or injury that led to their hospital stay.
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Posted: Apr 3, 2018

Meditation for Today's Children

Written by SMH Mother-Baby Discharge Facilitator Sheera Thomas

Children today have so much more stress in their lives than generations before. Coping with stress is a necessary life skill, and I want to give my kids the tools they need to just focus and breathe. Meditation has been consistently proven to boost health, as well as rest the mind, body and spirit.

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Posted: Apr 2, 2018

Is Hiring a Personal Trainer Worth It?

By HealthFit Manager Kayla Frimmel

Exercise can be great medicine, but for those who are new to it or have taken an extended break, working with a personal trainer might be just the thing you need to develop a safe, effective routine that optimizes strength and weight, and boosts your daily living ability and endurance. 
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Posted: Mar 23, 2018

Colorectal Cancer: What You Need to Know

Written by SMH GI Oncology Nurse Navigator Kristi Stetson

Colon cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women. But with regular colonoscopy screening, it can often be prevented. 
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