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Posted: Aug 22, 2017

Ask an Expert: Oncology Nurse Navigators

With SMH Nurse Navigator Kristi Stetson

Welcome to “Ask an Expert,” a Q&A series with Sarasota Memorial’s doctors, nurses, and other health experts, where you can get thorough answers to your health and wellness queries from a local source you can trust. Have a medical- or wellness-related question that you’d like to “Ask an Expert”? Email them to

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Posted: Aug 18, 2017

Summer Dangers: Hot Cars, Children & Pets

A Video Demonstration with SMH Physicians and Staff Volunteer Shawn Halls

Every year, about three-dozen young children die because they are left in a hot car. See just how quickly the inside of a closed vehicle can reach lethal temperatures in this hot-car demonstration.
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Posted: Aug 16, 2017

DIY Meditation: A Self-care Shortcut for Busy People

By Health Coach Robin Nakonetschny

Life often seems to move at a frenetic pace, making it essential to take time to slow down for self care, even if it’s only for brief moments here and there.

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Posted: Aug 13, 2017

At-home Genetic Tests Pros and Cons

By SMH Genetic Counselor Nicole Wood

Considering buying one of those at-home genetic test kits? Here's what you need to know about how they differ from the genetic testing and counseling services that medical professionals provide.

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Posted: Aug 10, 2017

School Safety TopTips Video

It's always a good time to review safety rules with your kiddos, whether they walk, ride, bike or bus to school! SMH's Trauma coordinator gives her top tips for keeping everyone safe during the school year. 

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