Essential health information from local experts

Posted: Jan 6, 2016

Nitrous Oxide for Pain Relief in Labor

Nitrous Oxide is a gas inhaled for pain relief. During labor, a mixture of 50-percent Nitrous gas and 50-percent oxygen is inhaled through a face mask held by the laboring mom. The pain might still exist, but the gas creates a feeling of “I don’t care about the pain.” Nitrous has been widely used in Canada and Europe for comfort in labor.

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Posted: Jul 17, 2015

Ear Infections Common, But Often Missed by Parents, in Infants

Although most babies will have at least one ear infection before they reach the age of 1, the infections can be hard for parents to recognize.
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Posted: Jun 5, 2015

Do You Have a Threenager?

A "threenager" is the term coined to describe a 3 year old who has the attitude, mood swings and angst of a teenager. Three going on 13!

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Posted: Apr 7, 2015

Tips for Managing Spring Allergies

Spring officially arrived last Friday, bringing with it Spring allergies that cause misery for millions of Americans. But there are ways folks can get relief, a medical expert says.
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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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