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Posted: Aug 9, 2017

Back-to-school Safety 101

Written by SMH Trauma Program Coordinator Leeann Putney

It’s back-to-school time! If you’re a parent to a school-aged child, this is the ideal time to review safety rules with them, whether they ride their bike to school, walk, or take the bus.

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Posted: Aug 1, 2017

Ask an Expert: Mommy Tummy, aka Diastasis Recti

Welcome to “Ask an Expert,” a Q&A series with Sarasota Memorial’s team of 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: Jul 31, 2017

Top Tips for Flying with Breast Milk

Many breastfeeding mothers have to travel for work or personal reasons and maintaining milk supply and having expressed breast milk for baby to drink are an important part of maintaining your breastfeeding relationship.
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Posted: Jul 25, 2017

Is Your Breast Milk Supply Really Low?

Low milk supply is a common concern of breastfeeding moms. If you're worried whether baby is getting enough milk, ask yourself this question: Is baby gaining and growing on only breast milk? Then you have plenty of milk. If your baby is gaining, growing, and having plenty of wet and dirty diapers, then your supply isn’t a problem. Then why all the worry? 'Cause worry is what moms do!
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Posted: Jul 17, 2017

Sharing Your Family Health History

By SMH Genetic Counselor Nicole Wood

These days families have so many ways to communicate: texting, email, Facebook, video-calls, etc. But even with all of this digital connectedness, families often forget to talk about an important topic: their health histories. Knowing your family health history is more important than ever. 

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