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Posted: Aug 16, 2022

The 411 on 988

Suicide Prevention Gets A New National Lifeline

As of this summer, anyone struggling with mental health, depression or suicidal thoughts is only three digits away from the help they need, thanks to the new 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

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Posted: Jul 5, 2022

Cancer-Related PTSD: What to Look For, How to Help

By Michael Sasser, PharmD

Surviving cancer can be a very traumatic experience-and that experience doesn't necessarily end with your last treatment. Read on to learn more about how post-traumatic stress disorder can affect cancer survivors, what to look out for, and how to find help.

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Posted: Jun 21, 2022

Senior Care Ambassadors Emphasize the Human Element of Healthcare

With SMH Manager of Clinical Specialty Programs Katie Williams, MSN, RN-BC, AHN-BC

An exciting new program at Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Sarasota, the Senior Care Ambassador program trains select volunteers in how to entertain and engage patients who are in the hospital and prone to disorientation. Families are already feeling the impact and the program is ready to expand.

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Posted: Jun 14, 2022

The Importance of a Home Medication List

By SMH PGY1 Pharmacy Resident Chloe Sealy

As we get older, the number of daily medications and regular supplements that we take seems to go up too. Rather than trying to rattle them all off every time you visit the doctor, try keeping an up-to-date home medication list that you can take with you. And in the event of an emergency, maintaining this home medication list helps family, caregivers and healthcare providers know, at a glance, what medications or supplements you are taking.

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Posted: Jun 6, 2022

Staying Calm Before The Storm

Keep this common sense hurricane prep in mind this season

With hurricane season upon us, it's best to take stock early and be prepared for any sudden storms that may arise. Follow these basic guidelines for effective emergency prep and you can keep your calm, knowing you and your loved ones are ready.

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