September 2014


Managing Stroke Medications
Sarasota Memorial Pharmacist Amy Giovino will present “What every family should know about stroke medications” 1-1:45 pm Wednesday, Sept. 10, in the 4A-B meeting room at Sarasota Memorial Hospital (take B elevators to the 4th floor and follow signs to the conference room just past Windows Cafeteria). The free education session will be followed by the regular Stroke Support meeting at 2:30 pm.

Light refreshments & free valet parking available. Call (941) 917-3890 or email Jill Garrett for information or reservations.

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HealthSquare – September '14 Events
Join our staff at Sarasota Memorial HealthSquare in the center of Westfield Sarasota Square mall for free health presentations and FootNotes, a book club featuring mall walks and discussions with SMH experts.

Upcoming events include:

• Mon., Sept. 15 (10:30am - 12pm) – Footnotes will feature a discussion of the book Breathing for a Living by Laura Rothenberg, led by Sarasota Memorial Child Life Specialist Jenna Rosato with tips on helping children with health conditions and hospital stays.

• Wed., Sept. 24 (10-11am) – Advances & Options in Rehabilitation

• Fri., Sept. 26 (1 pm) – Advances in Pain Management, by Sarasota Memorial Pain Care Specialist Eugene Pereira, MD.

Call (941) 302-4271 or email for information.

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School Sports Physicals – Just $20
Sarasota Memorial is offering $20 school sports physicals at its five urgent care centers (conveniently located in Sarasota, Venice and Manatee) throughout the summer.

The centers are open 8 am-8 pm daily, including most holidays. No appointments necessary.

Call (941) 917-7777 or visit our website for information and locations.

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Prostate Cancer & Sexual Healing
The Men-to-Men prostate cancer education and support program resumes at Sarasota Memorial, with monthly programs September through May 2015.

Meetings are held 2-3:15 pm the fourth Monday of each month in Sarasota Memorial’s first floor auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

Urologist Joshua Green, MD, will present “Prostate Cancer & Sexual Healing” on Sept. 22. For information, call (941) 309-7473.

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Join Team SMH
Sarasota Memorial staff, physicians, volunteers, family members and friends are invited to join Team SMH at three upcoming walks that raise awareness for important health causes.

• Sarasota/Manatee 3K Heart Walk takes place at 8 am Saturday, Sept. 20 (activities begin at 7:30 am), at Payne Park, 2050 Adams Lane, Sarasota. SMH team shirts will be given to walkers who raise or make a $25 donation to the American Heart Association. For information, call (941) 917-2399.

• Walk to End Alzheimer’s takes place at 10 am Saturday, Oct. 11 (pre-walk registration and activities begin at 9 am) at JD Hamel Park in downtown Sarasota (across from Marina Jack). To join our team and receive a free Team SMH t-shirt, contact SMH Team Captain Kathleen Houseweart at (941) 917-7197.

• Making Strides Against Breast Cancer takes place at 9 am Saturday, Oct. 18 (registration begins at 7:30 am) at the Sarasota Polo Club. To join our team and receive a free Team SMH t-shirt, contact Sandy Lee Gray.

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