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Posted: May 31, 2017

What to Look for in Inpatient Rehab

Written by SMH Digital Content Editor Ann Key

When life takes an unexpected turn due to a major illness or injury, the journey to recovery might require time in an inpatient rehabilitation facility. Searching out the best inpatient rehab can be daunting, especially if you don’t know where to start. Use this checklist to narrow the list of candidates. 

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Posted: May 15, 2017

The Right Mobility Aid: Decoding the Process

Written by SMH Occupational Therapist Cynthia Anderson

People with disabilities constitute the largest minority group in the U.S. Among the elderly, one in five people has a mobility issue. May is National Mobility Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about how—with the right equipment—people with disabilities can live active, mobile lives.
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Posted: May 15, 2017

Outdoor Safety TopTips Video

Keep your outdoor adventures safe and injury free with these TopTips from SMH Trauma Coordinator Leann Putney.
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Posted: May 5, 2017

Zika Virus: Know the Facts this Summer

As summer temperatures and rains continue to increase, you'll likely be hearing talk again about the Zika virus—which can be contracted from a mosquito and can have potentially devastating effects on unborn babies. Here in Florida, where the mosquito is often jokingly called the state bird, many of us mama’s are concerned about Zika. Knowing the facts about Zika and taking a few easy steps can reduce your risk and ease your worries a lot.
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Posted: Mar 21, 2017

Urgent Care or ER: A Guide, by Symptom

Written by SMH Digital Content Editor Ann Key

Medical care at an urgent care center is not the same as care at an emergency room. So what’s the difference? How do you know when to go to urgent care or when you should head for the nearest hospital emergency room?

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