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Posted: Jul 30, 2019

Breastfeeding Wisdom for New Moms & Moms-to-Be

Written by SMH Lactation Specialist Sheera Thomas, RN

The transition to becoming a mother is often accompanied by feelings of overwhelming joy - and overwhelming uncertainty. To help ease some of that uncertainty, we've put together a roundup of tips, facts and proven wisdom from Sarasota Memorial lactation specialist Sheera Thomas, RN. 

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Posted: Dec 7, 2018

Urgent Care or ER: A Guide, by Symptom

Written by SMH Digital Content Editor Ann Key

Medical care at an urgent care center is not the same as care at an emergency room. So what’s the difference? How do you know when to go to urgent care or when you should head for the nearest hospital emergency room?

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Posted: Aug 28, 2018

Button Batteries & Kids: What You Need to Know

Video with SMH Emergency Toxicologist Dr. Tamas Peredy & ER Clinical Pharmacist Jeremy Lund / Written by SMH Digital Content Editor Ann Key

Thousands of young children swallow lithium button batteries each year in the US. Use these tips to prevent ingestions in your home, recognize the symptoms and know what to do if you suspect a battery ingestion.

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Posted: Feb 19, 2018

Stroke Prevention, Symptoms & Recovery

Written by SMH Outpatient Care Coordinator Wanda Jackson

When it comes to stroke, every minute counts! And that's why it's so important to understand the signs and symptoms, so you can call 9-1-1 immediately.

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Posted: Oct 26, 2017

Halloween Costumes, Candy & Decorating Tips

BY SMH TRAUMA COORDINATOR LEEANN PUTNEY

Halloween is a magical time for children, but for parents, there's a fine line between Halloween fun and safety fright, especially on Halloween night, when the streets and sidewalks are filled with trick-or-treaters. Did you know that children are twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year?!

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