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Posted: Dec 26, 2023

Quit Smoking in 2024 | New Year, Healthier You

With Sarasota Memorial’s Lung Health Experts

If you smoke tobacco, the greatest gift you can give to your health this holiday season is to quit. Here are some tips and resources to get you started, straight from the healthcare professionals who see the impact of smoking-and quitting-firsthand. Quitting tobacco isn't easy but it's possible for everyone.

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Posted: Dec 19, 2023

After the Grinch Stole Christmas

How Dr. Seuss misdiagnosed an enlarged heart

In the cartoon world of Dr. Seuss, a heart suddenly growing three sizes in a day might be cause for celebration. But in this world, it's called cardiomegaly-and it's a serious medical condition.

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Posted: Dec 12, 2023

Tips For A Happy, Hazard-Free Holiday

With SMH Emergency Care & Injury Prevention Specialists

From button batteries and baking ingredients to botanical bothers, holiday hazards abound. Keep the merry in your holiday with these safety tips from Sarasota Memorial emergency care and injury prevention specialists

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Posted: Dec 5, 2023

Urgent Care Center or Emergency Room?

Knowing the difference can make all the difference.

If you've suffered an accident or sustained an injury, it's important to know that you can find medical help at one of Sarasota Memorial's seven Urgent Care Centers and three Emergency Rooms spread throughout the county. But it's important to know the difference between an Urgent Care Center and an Emergency Room because they're not quite the same thing.

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Posted: Nov 28, 2023

Navigating the Holiday Blues

With Executive Director of Behavioral Health Services Terry Cassidy

While the holiday season is a time of goodwill and great cheer for many, it can also be a challenging time for those dealing with the holiday blues.  Learn more about where the holiday blues come from and how to keep them at bay.

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