Sarasota Memorial Hospital sees increase in patients during Hurricane Irma

SARASOTA- Between Patients, Staff and visitors, Sarasota Memorial Hospital housed almost 25 hundred people during Hurricane Irma. “We stayed open,” President and CEO David Verinder said. “We stayed fully committed to our community and our patients, and we take that responsibility seriously and we are happy to be here for the community.” SMH took in patients from area Hospitals that needed to close or evacuate during the storm. “Normal...

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Eye clinic opens at Turning Points

BRADENTON- Holding a job, taking medicine correctly, and even walking down the street gets more difficult as your eyesight worsens. Turning Points one stop clinic for homeless and low-income patients is now providing eye care. Because being able to see clearly can help change someone’s life. “Somebody with vision worse than 2200,” Dr. Linda Christmann Said. “Can’t do very much for himself. He’s really at risk just walking around, and...

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Providing Health Care To Those In Need
Aug03

Providing Health Care To Those In Need

NOKOMIS- Needing to choose between medicine and food is a reality for many Suncoast residents. Good Samaritan Pharmacy and Health Services in Nokomis that helps provide care to those who need it most. Tina Warmouth first came to Good Samaritan because she had nowhere else to go. “I don’t have insurance,” Warmouth said. “And I had a large goiter on my neck, and I was, I really had a lot of problems and they’ve helped me out a whole...

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Suncoast gynecologist takes part in international breast cancer risk reduction study
Jul27

Suncoast gynecologist takes part in international breast cancer risk reduction study

SARASOTA – A Suncoast gynecologist is selected as one of 16 physicians in the nation to participate in an international breast cancer risk reduction study, and now he’s looking for volunteers to participate in the phase three clinical trial. “This is a real big thing for Sarasota women,” says Gynecologist and Research Investigator, Michael Swor. It’s an FDA approved study working to lower breast cancer risk for women with dense...

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Grapefruit and meds – how do they interact?
Jul26

Grapefruit and meds – how do they interact?

SARASOTA – Doctors usually ask which medications you’re on because some cocktails of antibiotics don’t mix well together, but there’s one thing you may have in your kitchen cabinet that doesn’t mix with medications. Good and bad news for grapefruit lovers: it contains vitamin C and potassium, but the FDA warns it can be dangerous when mixed with certain medications. “Grapefruit contain a chemical called furanocoumarin,” says Clinical...

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Don’t make these medication mistakes
Jul25

Don’t make these medication mistakes

SARASOTA – Parents and caregivers will do anything to help a sick loved one feel better, but a new study finds more Americans are accidentally making matters worse by taking or giving the wrong dose of medication. A 13 year study at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio found every year between 2002 and 2012, more than 63,000 kids under the age of 6 suffered a medication error out of the hospital, and it’s not just the younger...

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