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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: 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: Oct 18, 2022

Don’t Just Throw That Away!

Dispose of unwanted medications safely on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

You have to be careful in disposing of old prescription medications, which can be harmful and dangerous if they wind up in the wrong hands. Enter the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a national program providing everyone with a safe way to dispose of old, unused, unwanted or even illicit prescription drugs.

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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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Posted: Jul 12, 2022

Stay On Top Of Your Spots

Recognizing the Signs of Non-Melanomic Skin Cancer

Most skin cancers are easily treatable if caught early, but can be deadly if ignored. Know the signs and learn how to spot the most common skin cancers, so you can stay on top of your spots and keep enjoying the sunshine.

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