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Posted: Jul 16, 2018

Ask an Expert: What to Expect in Inpatient Rehabilitation

A Q&A with Dr. Alexander Bajorek

Because inpatient rehabilitation isn’t something most people think about until they—or a loved one—need it, it can be something of a mystery for those looking into rehab options. We reached out to Sarasota Memorial Physiatrist and rehabilitation specialist Dr. Alexander J. Bajorek, MD, to learn more about it and to find out what inpatient rehab patients can expect.

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Posted: Jul 6, 2018

Eat Right to Fight Disease

Written by SMH Registered Dietitian Laura McLeroy

Safeguarding your health begins with eating well and being physically active. While many foods can help prevent disease, others increase your risk of developing diseases like diabetes and cancer. SMH Registered Dietitian Laura McLeroy offers tips for eating to meet your health needs—whether you’re aiming to prevent disease, in active cancer treatment or recovering from treatment.

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Posted: Jul 2, 2018

Cool Ways to Protect Baby from Bites & Burns

Written by SMH Mother-Baby Nurse Leah Brown

Summertime in Florida means it’s not just hot and humid, but it’s buggy too! This fun combination presents a challenge when you have young children. Here are some tips for protecting baby from disease-carrying blood-suckers—like mosquitoes, biting flies, ticks—and keeping them cool.
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Posted: Jun 26, 2018

Learning to Live Well with Cancer

Written by SMH Oncology Clinical Counselor Elizabeth Bornstein

The cancer journey is a rollercoaster, physically and emotionallyWith the right support and resources, people can and do live well with cancer. Here, an SMH oncology-certified counselor offers a few strategies for coping with cancer.
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Posted: Jun 21, 2018

Swimming: Low Impact, Big Benefits

Written by SMH Physical Therapist & Aquatics Instructor Rebecca Aten

Swimming is not just a great way to beat the heat—it’s also among the best low-impact exercises for a full-body workout.

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