Essential health information from local experts

Posted: Mar 14, 2018

Certified Rehab Specialists Leading Stroke Survivors to Success

Written by SMH Physical Therapist Caitlin Hambridge

Of the 7 million-plus stroke survivors across the country, more than 80 percent are living with disabilities caused by stroke. With specialized physical and occupational rehabilitation, patients can overcome these impairments and regain their independence. 
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Posted: Mar 12, 2018

Last-minute Pre-baby Checklist

Written by SMH Mother-Baby Discharge Facilitator Sheera Thomas

When you're pregnant, the last trimester can seem like an eternity. Here's a must-do checklist for preparations that you can take care of in those anxious last weeks before baby's arrival.

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Posted: Mar 1, 2018

Ask An Expert: Stroke Signs & Prevention Q&A

With SMH Stroke Program Coordinator Ben Doepker & Stroke Clinic Coordinator Jill Garrett

Learn how to spot a stroke, what you can do to prevent one, and what resources there are for stroke survivors and caretakers in this recorded livestream Q&A with Sarasota Memorial Stroke Program Coordinator Ben Doepker and Stroke Clinic Coordinator Jill Garrett. 
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Posted: Feb 22, 2018

Hepatitis B: What Parents Need to Know

Written by SMH Mother-Baby Discharge Facilitator Sheera Thomas

Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver that can lead to permanent liver illness and cancer. Nearly 1 million people in the US are living with a lifelong HBV infection. With three doses of vaccine, your child can be protected from Hepatitis B for a lifetime.

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Posted: Feb 20, 2018

Ask an Expert: Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Written by SMH Cardiopulmonary Rehab Team Lead Meredith Cleveland

It’s estimated that one in 20 Americans over 50 has peripheral artery disease (PAD), and between 12 and 20 percent of Americans older than 65 suffer from the disease. We spoke with an SMH Cardiopulmonary Rehab specialist to learn more about PAD, its signs and symptoms, and what can be done to diagnose or treat it.
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