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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 20, 2017

What’s Causing My Child’s Eczema?

Eczema is a common dermatological condition that can cause dry, red, itchy, and even painful, skin. According to the National Eczema Association, common eczema triggers in children include:
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Posted: Mar 10, 2017

Give Your Kids a Jumpstart on Literacy

It's never too early to start reading to your baby. Many mothers will read to baby while he is still in her belly. When I had my first baby, a teacher friend of mine told me that reading to your child can promote a love of learning and was the best thing we could do to encourage a future good student. So I surrounded my children with books, and frequently took them to the library for story time. (They are all doing well in school so far, so maybe she was right!)
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