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Posted: Apr 7, 2015

Tips for Managing Spring Allergies

Spring officially arrived last Friday, bringing with it Spring allergies that cause misery for millions of Americans. But there are ways folks can get relief, a medical expert says.
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Posted: Mar 29, 2015

Milk Depot at Sarasota Memorial Hospital is Open!

SMH has officially opened as a Milk Depot in association with the Mother’s Milk Bank of Florida, in an effort to make it easier for our community moms to donate their breast milk.

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Posted: Feb 26, 2015

Measles – Signs and Symptoms

The number of measles cases in the United States has climbed to over 100, and comes on the heels of the worst year for measles in the United States in two decades, federal health officials reported this month.
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Posted: Feb 16, 2015

Apgar – Your Baby’s First Tests

Once your baby is delivered, the time is noted as the birth time. At 1 minute old and at 5 minutes old baby will be scored by a nurse or physician. This is known as the Apgar scores. The test is named after the creator, Virginia Apgar, these scores help the doctors evaluate the baby’s general condition.
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Posted: Jan 26, 2015

How do I know my baby is getting enough?

This is the most common breastfeeding question I’m asked. Not being able to see exactly how many milliliters or ounces baby is taking in during a feeding makes many parents worry that they aren’t getting enough to eat. Babies cry often and many assume the baby is hungry and they’re crying because they aren’t getting enough breast milk. If baby is latching to your breast, transferring milk and making enough wet and dirty diapers then baby is feeding enough.
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