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Posted: Feb 1, 2022

What to Expect After Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery

With Cardiopulmonary Rehab Physiologist Meredith Cleveland, BS, CCRP

On average, recovering from minimally invasive cardiac surgery takes 2 to 4 weeks - versus the 6 to 12 weeks' recovery for an open-heart procedure. But each patient journey is unique. Find out what you can expect after MICS and other minimally invasive heart procedures.

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Posted: Jan 28, 2022

Peanut Butter Hazelnut Bars | Thrive in the Kitchen Healthy Cooking Series

A Thrive Recipe by SMH Executive Chef Omar Mattei

Learn to create Peanut Butter Hazelnut Bars! This sweet treat is packed with plant-based protein, hazelnuts and peanuts, known to be rich in healthy fats and fiber. Using a variety of nuts as ingredients not only adds a nice crunch to this snack, but can help reduce inflammation and lower cholesterol.

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Posted: Jan 24, 2022

Pelvic Floor Therapy: When to Go & What to Expect

With SMH Outpatient Rehab Pelvic Floor Therapist Shayna Shefrin, DPT

Every year, millions of men and women learn to live with chronic pain, incontinence and sexual dysfunction, but pelvic floor physical therapy could provide the relief they're looking for. Learn more about how pelvic floor rehab from one of our expert physical therapists.

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Posted: Jan 17, 2022

Best Foods for Fighting Aging & Illness

With Sarasota Memorial Dietitian Laura McLeroy, RD

Is healthy eating on your to-do list? An easy way to get started is by choosing nutrient-dense foods for meals and snacks, says Sarasota Memorial Dietitian Laura McLeroy, RD. Here, she offers her top tips for fighting aging and illness with powerhouse foods. 

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Posted: Jan 11, 2022

COVID Testing & Treatments Amid Omicron Surge

With Critical Care Pulmonologist Joseph Seaman, MD, & Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD

Sarasota Memorial Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD, and Critical Care Pulmonologist Joseph Seaman, MD, discuss our area’s COVID-19 surge, the Omicron variant, available treatment options, and when to get a COVID test (or re-test) in this Ask An Expert Q&A video blog post.

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