As life events happen, a living will or similar plan can change. But if a health event happens & the patient doesn’t have the ability to voice their wish, the family physician, family members or a Healthcare proxy can encourage the right decision.
You may have an idea – or complete documents – about your end of life plans. Informing your family, your caregiver and your Physician is also a very important step. Listen for tips on how to approach the subject.
Dying well and palliative care are terms that have become more prevalent in recent years. The book “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande has inspired a local movement to help those navigating end of life.
Lifestyle choices, from the earliest ages, will have a life-long influence on the health of a person. It isn’t avoiding the fun stuff in life, it’s about moderation. Listen for some tips.
SMH will receive over 2000 applications and will interview 200 candidates… to fill 13 medical resident spots. All the excitement comes down to National Match Day. Listen in!
Dr. Karen Hamad, Chief of Staff of SMH, brings a wealth of experience to our hospital. She was intergral in such big developments like the Trauma Center and an Urgent Care Center at St. Armands.
Bone breaks are often preventable. Eating properly, wearing your seat belt when driving and exercise are among some of the ways you can help prevent a serious injury.
What are some of the more common injuries that preset themselves in the trauma unit? How can they repairs the bones? Listen in and find out.
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.
Doctors are experts at spotting the potential for a stroke or heart failure. But there are some things that we can do on our own that can help prevent these major health events from happening. Listen in!
Many patients suffer from irregular beats, which in turn can make the blood prone to clot. This can lead to a stroke. Blood thinners are usually prescribed, and that’s where SMH Anticoagulation Clinics come in. Listen in to find more.
Are you currently on blood thinners? Have you had a heart attack? Do you have another cardiovascular condition? Listen in to find out ways to avoid having to make a return trip to the hospital.
Compression fractures – or bone cracks – happen in the spine. There can be many causes of compression fractures. Hear Linda’s story and how she benefited from a new procedure that helped alleviate her pain.
Beyond diet and exercise, other areas in our active lives can affect pain. Keeping the mantra “Everything in Moderation” in mind, and the fun part of life can be enjoyed. Find out more.
We all have pre-conceived notions when it comes to allergies. But did you know that allergies can cause pain? Find out how some products, like milk, can be the root cause of pain.
Our pain level can be linked by our lifestyle choices. Even though our bodies can put up with a surprising amount of damage, there are limits. Find out how some of those situations can affect your pain level.
When the proper steps are taken to confirm the dry form of macular degeneration, the implantable telescope surgery prep can progress. Working with the new views in one eye is the last step in becoming comfortable with the new visual acuity.
With the advent of new treatments, more people can be eligible for the telescopic implant. And with new FDA rules, an even wider range of patients may be eligible in the future. Find out more.
Leslie had macular degeneration for years. Since she had no prior surgery to correct it, Sarasota Memorial’s Marc Levy performed Florida’s first implant into a patient’s eye. Listen to the fascinating story!
Being robbed of your vision is devastating. Macular Degeneration is leading cause of vision loss and 20 million Americans are afflicted with it. Find out about the types and warning signs… and much more.
As your stress increases, so does your entire body’s systems. Stress management techniques, like meditation & yoga, can help bring calmness. Find out so more tips!
After 5 heart attacks, Larry was added to a group of people going through the Ornish program. Larry has completely changed his lifestyle for the better. It would have never happened without the Ornish Program.
Lifestyle changes can help reverse heart disease – without medication or surgery. The Ornish Reversal Program, born in the 1990’s and proven by science, is now available on the suncoast. Listen in and find out!
Did you know that is you have Atrial fibrillation, the chances of having a stroke increase by 500%? Find out about stroke education and how to manage the risks.
Florida’s suncoast is a paradise. And while the climate allows for a wonderful, healthy and active lifestyle, being aware of the potential for dehydration, the need for skin protection and viruses like Zika is very important. Listen in to Dr. Karen Hamad, Chief of Staff for Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
In most instances, once compression fractures happen, they continue to deteriorate. If the patient’s case allows for the procedure, kyphoplasty is a solution that can provide instant relief from chronic back pain.
Lower lumbar, or back pain, is one of the most common ailments. Some of the most common causes are Arthritis or muscle tightness. Other than narcotic solutions, physical therapy and short-term use of anti-inflammatory medications can help. Listen to find out more tips!
With a physician referral, patients can benefit from the expertise of a physical or occupational therapist. They can help with getting proper nutrition, regular exercise & teaching good stretching techniques. However, some hidden issues like low protein or dehydration could be discovered, which can lead to more serious injuries in falls.
When an older person falls, serious injury and even death can occur. And while the repercussions for an older person can be serious, people of all ages need to be aware of how traumatic a fall can be.
Sarasota Memorial Hospital now offers the Ornish Reversal Program, the first proven lifestyle medicine approach to reverse heart disease without drugs or surgery. Participants enroll in a 9-week program that helps them adopt a healthy lifestyle based on four key program elements – a low-fat, whole foods, plant-based diet; 30 minutes of daily exercise; stress management; and social support.
The picture of wellness encompasses more than just nutrition and exercise. It is also about happiness, relationships & career – and how they affect the whole individual. HealthFit provides so many options to affect every part of one’s life.
When it comes down to the individual, sometimes motivation is lacking. That’s why Wellness Coaching is a game changer when it comes to accountability and expertise – tailored to the specific person. It’s an investment in a life changing program.
At HealthFit, Powered by Sarasota Memorial, offers an innovative fusion of proven coaching techniques with health, fitness and nutrition expertise that is giving people a real and lasting blueprint for success. Find out how a 4 week program can your lifestyle back on track.
In this third part of a blood thinner discussion, Sarasota Memorial experts give some tips, like taking Vitamin K, while on blood thinners.