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Posted: Jun 19, 2017

Tips for Caring for the Caregiver

By SMH Outpatient Care Coordinator Wanda Jackson

As caregivers, we are often asked to serve as nurse, companion, chef, accountant, driver, personal assistant, and more. Try these tips to carve out some “me” time for yourself; it will enable you to be more effective in your many roles. 

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Posted: Jun 15, 2017

Ask an Expert: Weight-loss Surgery

With SMH Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Arundathi Rao

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: Jun 12, 2017

Inherited DNA and Personalized Medicine


When the human genetic code was cracked about 12 years ago, optimistic doctors envisioned a future where they would be able to find out everything they needed to give them foolproof, individualized, personalized medical care with one easy test. With this amazing discovery, many expected that cures for human diseases such as cancer and heart disease would be within our grasp—that we would be able to know one’s health history, current health status, and future health issues by examining their DNA.
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Posted: Jun 12, 2017

Rehabilitation for Vision Problems?


Vision is the most dominant of all the senses. It plays a significant role in our ability to navigate our environment safely and to complete daily living activities. Vision is important for balance, gait, and posture. Did you know that vision also plays a role in cognition and understanding language?
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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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