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Posted: Jun 20, 2018

Ask An Expert: Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy

Video Q&A with SMH Neurosurgeon Kenneth Vives, MD, FACS

Learn how DBS is dramatically changing the lives of patients with Parkinson's Disease, intractable epilepsy and essential tremor in this video Q&A with Sarasota Memorial Neurosurgeon Kenneth Vives, MD, FACS.
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Posted: Jun 19, 2018

Driver Rehab Can Keep You in the Driver's Seat

Written by SMH Outpatient Coordinator Wanda Jackson

Hesitant to drive at night? Do you drift into other lanes? Gotten lost driving a familiar route? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it might be time to schedule a driver evaluation with a certified specialist. 


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Posted: Jun 15, 2018

Vaping, E-cigarettes, the Juul: What You Need to Know

Video Q&A with SMH Director of Thoracic Surgical Oncology Paul Chomiak, MD

Get the facts on vaping and e-cigarettes in this recorded #AskAnExpert Q&A livestream with Sarasota Memorial Director of Thoracic Surgical Oncology Paul Chomiak, MD. 

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Posted: Jun 11, 2018

Pre-Season Sports Physical Protects Student Athletes

Written by SMH Senior Communications Editor Kim Savage

Most Sarasota-area schools require a sports physical for student athletes, and even if it isn't required, a sports exam is highly recommended for children and adolescents engaging in athletics. The physicals help identify health conditions that may require treatment before or during play, such as high blood pressure; heart, lung or vision conditions; and previous musculoskeletal injuries.

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Posted: May 31, 2018

Our Story: The Evolution of Your Community Hospital

A Video Snapshot of 9 Decades of Progress

From modest beginnings in 1925 to the teaching hospital and vast network of specialty care it offers today, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System has been shaped by and for the citizens of Sarasota County. Check out this short video for a look at the evolution of your community hospital!
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