Healthe-Matters Logo

Essential health information from local experts

Posted: Mar 31, 2021

Hesitant to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

With SMH Infectious Disease specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD

Microchips in COVID-19 vaccines, fertility impacts, genetic alterations, vaccine safety. Infectious Disease specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD, breaks down some of the common myths about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Read more
Posted: Mar 22, 2021

Heart Failure: What You Need to Know

By Heart Failure Nurse Saida Jennell Steiner, RN, BSN

Are you high risk for heart failure or already living with the disease? Learn the symptoms, who's at risk  and self-management solutions in this blog post by Sarasota Memorial Hospital heart failure nurse Saida Jennell Steiner, RN, BSN.

Read more
Posted: Mar 10, 2021

Mask or No Mask? Guidance for Life After Vaccination

With SMH Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD

Sarasota Memorial infectious disease specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD, weighs in on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recently issued activity guidelines and updated safety recommendations for people who have gotten the COVID-19 vaccine.

Read more
Posted: Mar 9, 2021

Colonoscopy at Age 45?

With Gastroenterologist Stephen Kucera, MD

Medical experts agree: Routine colorectal cancer screening should begin at age 45, not age 50 as guidelines previously advised. Sarasota Memorial gastroenterologist Stephen Kucera, MD, explains why and details screening options in this post.

Read more
Posted: Mar 2, 2021

Kegel Exercises? There's a Better Way

By SMH Outpatient Rehab Pelvic Floor Therapist Shayna Shefrin

Kegel exercises - which are basically the repetitious lifting and tightening of your pelvic muscles - are often touted as a non-surgical solution for bladder and bowel incontinence in men and women. And while there are some people who encourage Kegels as a way to strengthen the pelvic floor, I've found alternatives that are much easier and much more effective for boosting control of your bladder and bowel, for a few reasons.

Read more