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Posted: May 9, 2018

Cutting-edge Stroke Care: One Mom's Story

Written by SMH Senior Communications Editor Kim Savage

Kati Council was jump-starting her day with an early morning CrossFit class when an intense dizziness enveloped her and she suddenly sank to the floor. SMH Neurologist Juliette Coleman, exercising beside Kati that morning, immediately recognized the signs of a severe stroke.
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Posted: May 7, 2018

New Medicare Cards Coming to Florida in June

Written by SMH Patient Registration Manager Roxanne George

If you’re a Medicare beneficiary in Florida, be on the lookout for a new identification card in your mail this summer. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is rolling out a new ID card—and the change goes beyond just a fresh look.
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Posted: May 7, 2018

Medically Dependent? Register Now for a Storm Shelter

We're moving into the historically most active part of hurricane season. If you or a loved one is medically dependent and will require shelter in the event of a hurricane, now is the time to pre-register with the county for assistance.

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Posted: May 4, 2018

Breathe Easy May 2018: Deep Breathing Exercises

COPD / Pulmonary Disease Support Group Video

Learn deep breathing techniques and find out how pulmonary rehab can help in this recorded video of the April 2018 Breathe Easy Support Group meeting.
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Posted: May 2, 2018

Is Your Teen Ready to Babysit? Read this.

Written by SMH Mother-Baby Nurse Sheera Thomas

With a teenage daughter branching out her babysitting sitting services to families I don't know, I turned to the American Academy of Pediatrics for guidance on how to help her grow this 'career' in a safe and thoughtful way. This is what I learned.
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