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Posted: Nov 15, 2022

Save Yourself! The Great American Smokeout Is Coming!

The best time to quit tobacco is the day you started; the second best time is now.

As of the latest FDA studies, tobacco use remains the #1 cause of preventable death in the US. And each day, roughly 1,600 youth smoke their first cigarette. Fortunately, studies also show that smoking cessation programs work, which is why Sarasota Memorial partners with the Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center to host The Great American Smokeout every year.

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Posted: Nov 1, 2022

Planet of the Vapes

With student e-cigarette use at alarming levels, talking with your children has never been more important.

Though first introduced as potential healthy alternative to cigarettes, vapes and e-cigarettes and vape pens are harmful for your lungs and bad for your health. They're also really popular with kids. Learn more.

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Posted: Oct 25, 2022

Saving Lives By Preventing Sleep Accidents

Following Safe Sleep rules to prevent infant death.

The rules for Safe Sleep are simple but necessary. Fight sudden infant death and protect your baby from accidental suffocation by following these simple guidelines for Safe Sleep.

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Posted: Sep 13, 2022

Protecting Student-Athletes From Sudden Cardiac Arrest

SMH & ACSP partner for Cardiac Athletic Screening for Adolescents

Nearly 2,000 children and adolescents die from sudden cardiac arrest each year, with student-athletes being at particular risk. That's why Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Specialty Physicians team up each year to present Cardiac Athletic Screening for Adolescents, or CASA, as an opportunity for parents to have their children evaluated for risk of sudden cardiac arrest, free of charge, and to schedule whatever follow-up care they may need.

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Posted: Aug 9, 2022

School Safety 101

Stay Healthy, Stay Safe, Stay Focused

Summer is out and school is in. But before you send the wee ones off for another (or their first!) year of scholastic enterprise, take a moment to re-familiarize your favorite student and yourself with some basic tips to keep everyone healthy, safe and focused this year.

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