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Posted: Jun 5, 2017

Flying? Stay Healthy with These Tips

Does your family have big plans for spring break? If your getaway includes air travel, be sure to check out these tips to help keep airport/airplane germs at bay.

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Posted: May 31, 2017

Choosing an Inpatient Rehab

Written by SMH Digital Content Editor Ann Key

When major illness or injury strike, the journey to recovery may require multiple stops along the way. One of those is often an inpatient rehabilitation center. Searching out the best inpatient rehab can be daunting, especially if you don’t know where to start. Use this checklist to narrow your 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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