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Posted: Apr 3, 2018

Meditation for Today's Children

Written by SMH Mother-Baby Discharge Facilitator Sheera Thomas

Children today have so much more stress in their lives than generations before. Coping with stress is a necessary life skill, and I want to give my kids the tools they need to just focus and breathe. Meditation has been consistently proven to boost health, as well as rest the mind, body and spirit.

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Posted: Apr 2, 2018

Is Hiring a Personal Trainer Worth It?

By HealthFit Manager Kayla Frimmel

Exercise can be great medicine, but for those who are new to it or have taken an extended break, working with a personal trainer might be just the thing you need to develop a safe, effective routine that optimizes strength and weight, and boosts your daily living ability and endurance. 
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Posted: Mar 23, 2018

Colorectal Cancer: What You Need to Know

Written by SMH GI Oncology Nurse Navigator Kristi Stetson

Colon cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women. But with regular colonoscopy screening, it can often be prevented. 
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Posted: Mar 23, 2018

Social Workers' Role in Patient-centered Healthcare

Written by SMH Inpatient Rehab Case Manager Crystal Brooks

Sarasota Memorial is proud to have social workers helping patients in many parts of our healthcare system. But how does a social worker fit into a hospital setting? How do they support patients and patient families?
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Posted: Mar 22, 2018

Ask an Expert: Colon Cancer Q&A

SMH Chief Gastroenterologist Dr. Cynthia Harris discusses the colon cancer signs and symptoms, how to reduce your risk, and available screening methods.
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