In an effort to help people who have had a stroke, Sarasota Memorial launched a telemedicine program where the patients can use their connected devices to make treatment more efficient.
In early January, Joe Quortani felt something odd. Two days later, he felt compelled to head to Sarasota Memorial’s Emergency Room. He had a stroke, which amazingly resolved itself. Three days later, however, the full effects of the stroke hit. Listen to the engaging story.
Jill & Shannon from Sarasota Memorial explain why the National Certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center means so much for our patients, and how the process works.
As one of the top causes of death in the US, a stroke is not only treatable, it is also preventable. Find out more about this brain attack and how it can affect people of all ages.
Heidi discusses the historic provisional designation with Jennifer Sweeney, Manager of the Trauma Program. In the event of a traumatic emergency, Sarasota Memorial is ready with specially trained doctors on-site 24/7/365 to stabilize the patient.
Hear Kerry Kirshner’s story about his experience with genetic testing and his breast cancer. From types of tests all the way to the cost, where you get tested is almost as important as when.
Genetic Testing can help people be more proactive in finding out if they are predisposed to developing cancer. A Genetic Counselor is someone who can help with interpretation of the results. Hear from a cancer survivor on his experience with both.
With the increased number of labs now offering genetic testing, it is very important to do proper research prior to using a company. There are risks associated with the reliability of the results. Sarasota Memorial’s expert explains more.
With many ethical and emotional issues surrounding Genetic Testing, help navigating the subject can be found with a counselor like Cathleen McCann, MS, CGC, Board Certified Genetic Counselor Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System.
Hear about this nationally recognized, evidence-based Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation program that helps survivors physically and emotionally heal from the side-effects of chemotherapy, radiation, surgery or other cancer therapy.
Hear from Monica, who has no health insurance, and her battle with becoming Cancer-free. When she noticed a change in her breast, her Doctor referred her to Sarasota Memorial’s Breast Health Grant Support Program.
Glecias talks about her experience with breast pain. Thanks to the Breast Health Grant Support Program, part of Sarasota Memorial’s Cancer Care Program, she was able to get the mammogram she needed.
In Sarasota County, Sarasota Memorial’s Breast Health Grant Support Program can help those who have financial difficulties. With a referral and the qualifications met, care is available.
Breast cancer is second only to skin cancer as the most commonly disagnosed cancer among American Women – at just under 30%. Heidi speaks to the Michelle Young Sears about a program to help women who may have difficulty in paying for detection services.
24 million people suffer from asthma. Every year, about 3,400 die because of it. Dr. Joe Seaman discusses Bronchial thermoplasty, the first non-drug therapy approved by the Food and Drug Administration for patients with severe asthma.
With the tremendous support of Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, clinical research projects are made possible – such as an instagram-like nutritonal education tool that supports the success of bariatric (weight loss) surgery.
Physicians at Sarasota Memorial are extremely fortunate to be in a position to initiate new research projects to positively affect the patient and the condition.
Exciting research projects that are initiated by the hospital are selected according to the most important criteria: by how helpful they are to the people on the suncoast.
Moving medicine forward requires a commitment from an entire Health System and Sarasota Memorial is leading the way on the Suncoast of Florida – a remarkable achievement from a Community-Based hospital.
Just like the amenities and staff, available activities and payment options vary by facility. Ask about all of the options prior to making a final commitment.
Once the selection of a Skilled Nursing Facility has been, take a tour and pay attention to all of the details , like cleanliness, room amenities and staff interaction & openness.
There are many skilled nursing facilities, and selecting one based on a tour of the site, nurse’s skills or from a recommendation, can help you select the right one.
Heidi talks to SMH’s experts about what a Skilled Nursing Facility is and how it works for short- and long- term stays.
As opposed to the caregiver, Miriam Lacher highlights the feelings and experiences of our loves ones who are receiving care.
Miriam Lacher, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, talks with Heidi about the caregiver’s burden and the services that can help.
Experts from Sarasota Memorial’s Pain Care Center discuss pain management, the many types of pain, and also hear from a patient who passed through the pain management program.
A newly offering at SMH program, from a Harvard physician and cancer survivor, helps cancer survivors thrive and an increased quality of life.
In this third part of a blood thinner discussion, Sarasota Memorial experts give some tips, like taking Vitamin K, while on blood thinners.
Abby Moliterno, Supervisor of the 6 Anticoagulation Clinics, reviews the one-on-one philosophy for each appointment.
In this final part of a Breast Cancer discussion, Dr. Steven Morandi talks about the risk factors for breast cancer and self breast exams.
Dr. Steven Morandi, a Radiologist at Sarasota Memorial, talks with Heidi about the challenges with screenings and dense breast tissue.
Dr. Steven Morandi, a Radiologist at Sarasota Memorial, discusses the guidelines and the tools used in screening for breast cancer.
Dr. Joe Seaman of SMH discusses the signs & symptoms of Asthma and how it could be another condition altogether. Once diagnosed, treatment begins, often with several options.
Dr. Joe Seaman of SMH describes what happens during and after bronchial thermoplasty, the first non-drug therapy approved by the Food and Drug Administration for patients with severe asthma.
People who suffer from Parkinson’s disease can benefit from the relatively new trend of complementary therapy. The programs are designed to complement their medications & treatments, and increase movement.
Child Life Services at Sarasota Memorial helps kids, families and their caregivers by reducing stress and helping the healing process.