Tag Archives: children

Getting comfortable with a new pediatrician – on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Whether you are in your third trimester or you have just moved into the area, meeting a pediatrician is always recommended. It also gives you an opportunity to get to know them,  and how they will become part of your family.

The difference between a cold, flu and a sinus infection on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Congestion that comes with a cold can sometimes lead to a sinus infection. Is it a viral or bacterial infection? How you can tell the difference and how you can help.

Dispelling the myths about the Flu vaccine with Dr. Tavarez on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

The flu vaccine is so important – especially for kids. Will you get the flu if you take the vaccine? Is the vaccine live flu? Is it the flu or a cold? Listen to Dr. Tavarez, Pediatrician, clear up some of the confusion.

Dr. Jose Tavarez, Pediatrician joins First Physicians Group – on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Originally from the Dominican Republic, Dr. Tavarez will replace the longtime Sarasota – and retiring – Dr. Bob Shamsy. He offers all of the same, high-caliber and attentive care in pediatrics. He also speaks Spanish. Find out more about him!

What is heat stroke and how to avoid it on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

During the summer, people tend to spend many more hours outside. Sweating will not only removes water from your body, it also removes electrolytes. Keeping hydrated will help you avoid heat exhaustion and the more severe heat stroke. What types of liquids should you drink? Listen in!

Summer time mishaps and where you should go on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Summer is almost here, and when something happens – heat stroke, sprain or sever sun burn – you can visit one of SMH’s Urgent Care Centers. If you are showing signs of a stroke or heart attack or other serious medical event, one of the two emergency rooms is where you should go.

Part 2 of Tips for a Safe and Happy Halloween on Health Check with Heidi Godman on WSRQ

From carving a pumpkin to the big event, kids (and adults) need to be aware of some the most common injuries that can happen. Listen in for tips to have a safe and happy Halloween.

Part 1 of Tips for a Safe and Happy Halloween on Health Check with Heidi Godman on WSRQ

From carving a pumpkin to the big event, kids (and adults) need to be aware of some the most common injuries that can happen. Listen in for tips to have a safe and happy Halloween.

The magic of young bones compared to older bones on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

With over 75% of emergency visits being caused by falls, knowing how bones age is critical. In a trauma situation, those factors come into the decisions the surgeons make.

Orthopedic Trauma Surgery on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

New SMH orthopedic surgeon Dr. Christopher Holden will spend part of his time in our Level II Trauma Center. Some of the cases that he sees are more complicated than others. Listen in to find out more about what happens behind the curtain.

We’re Having a Baby! Part 4 – The use of social media to spread the word about support on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Included in the support network for expecting mothers, is the use of social media to help spread the word of new programs like the Milk Depot. Mothers with extra breast milk can now donate at our hospital – part of a national network that gives a life-saving gift for premature babies.

We’re Having a Baby! Part 3 – All-inclusive care in the Mother/Baby Unit on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Using technology to reach out to parents wherever they are is important, but the focus always come back to the facility. Skilled nurses, a Level III NICU Unit, 3 floors dedicated to Mother & Baby… all in the brand new Courtyard Tower.