Essential health information from local experts

Posted: Mar 29, 2015

Milk Depot at Sarasota Memorial Hospital is Open!

SMH has officially opened as a Milk Depot in association with the Mother’s Milk Bank of Florida, in an effort to make it easier for our community moms to donate their breast milk.
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Posted: Feb 26, 2015

Measles – Signs and Symptoms

The number of measles cases in the United States has climbed to over 100, and comes on the heels of the worst year for measles in the United States in two decades, federal health officials reported this month.
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Posted: Feb 16, 2015

Apgar – Your Baby’s First Tests

Once your baby is delivered, the time is noted as the birth time. At 1 minute old and at 5 minutes old baby will be scored by a nurse or physician. This is known as the Apgar scores. The test is named after the creator, Virginia Apgar, these scores help the doctors evaluate the baby’s general condition.
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Posted: Jan 26, 2015

How do I know my baby is getting enough?

This is the most common breastfeeding question I’m asked. Not being able to see exactly how many milliliters or ounces baby is taking in during a feeding makes many parents worry that they aren’t getting enough to eat. Babies cry often and many assume the baby is hungry and they’re crying because they aren’t getting enough breast milk. If baby is latching to your breast, transferring milk and making enough wet and dirty diapers then baby is feeding enough.
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Posted: Jan 7, 2015

New Year's Resolutions

Aging Well blogger Karen Reynolds

As we begin a new year, we find ourselves with resolutions.  Promises and actions made to improve or change something or some action to improve ourselves.  Leading experts from the American Geriatrics Society’s Health in Aging Foundation compiled a list of the top 10 healthy resolutions for older adults.  These actions will help to keep you healthy and happy in the New Year and for years to come:
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