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Posted: May 7, 2018

New Medicare Cards Coming to Florida in June

Written by SMH Patient Registration Manager Roxanne George

If you’re a Medicare beneficiary in Florida, be on the lookout for a new identification card in your mail this summer. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is rolling out a new ID card—and the change goes beyond just a fresh look.
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Posted: May 7, 2018

'Medically Dependent' Residents Should Register Now for Shelters

Hurricane season 2018 has arrived. If you or a loved one are medically dependent and will require shelter in the event of a hurricane, pre-register for assistance now.

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Posted: May 4, 2018

Breathe Easy May 2018: Deep Breathing Exercises

COPD / Pulmonary Disease Support Group Video

Learn deep breathing techniques and find out how pulmonary rehab can help in this recorded video of the April 2018 Breathe Easy Support Group meeting.
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Posted: May 2, 2018

Is Your Teen Ready to Babysit? Read this.

Written by SMH Mother-Baby Nurse Sheera Thomas

With a teenage daughter branching out her babysitting sitting services to families I don't know, I turned to the American Academy of Pediatrics for guidance on how to help her grow this 'career' in a safe and thoughtful way. This is what I learned.
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Posted: May 1, 2018

Fighting Preeclampsia, Raising Awareness

Preeclampsia is a rapidly progressive disorder in pregnant women that is characterized by elevated blood pressure and protein in urine. Affecting both the pregnant mother and the growing, unborn child, it can occur during pregnancy and immediately after a woman gives birth. Preeclampsia is a leading cause of premature birth. Each year, the disorder is to blame for about 76,000 maternal deaths and a half-million infant deaths worldwide. Doctors do not fully understand what causes preeclampsia, and the only cure for the condition begins with delivery.
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