February 2015

Vascular conditions and diseases are as diverse, often as complex, as the circulatory system itself, and become more challenging as we age.

Join Sarasota Memorial’s Vascular Specialists as they offer their expertise on the latest treatments during a free lecture series in February. All presentations will be held 4:30-5:30 pm in Sarasota Memorial's first floor auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail. A brief Q & A will follow each lecture.
Call (941) 917-7777 for information or to RSVP.

• Tues., Feb. 3 – When and How to Treat Carotid Stenosis, by Douglas Dorsay, MD.
• Tues., Feb. 10 – Veins and Arteries in 2015: An Update on What's New, by Deepak Nair, MD.
• Thurs., Feb. 12 – Venous Insufficiency: Do You Have Varicose Veins or Swollen, Achy Legs? by Harold Kulman, MD.
• Tues., Feb. 17 – Beware of Unnecessary Procedures on Your Veins: How to Be an Educated Patient, by Russell Samson, MD.

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More Heart Month Events
Join Sarasota Memorial’s cardiac specialists and rehab team this month for the following FREE education programs, which will be held at Sarasota Memorial’s Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd., Sarasota (1/2 mile west of I-75 off Clark Road).

Information or RSVP: (941) 917-6139 or email cardiopulmonarySRQ@smh.com

• Mon., Feb. 9 (12 pm) – Heart Healthy Cooking Demo
• Wed., Feb. 11 (12-2 pm) – Screening of "Hungry for Change," a documentary film that exposes secrets of the diet, weight loss and food industry and features interviews with best-selling health authors and leading medical experts.
• Fri., Feb. 13 (12 pm) – Atrial Fibrillation & the Risk of Stroke, by Cardiologist Hakim Morsli, MD.

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Cooking Matters
Join Sarasota Memorial and All Faiths Food Bank for a FREE 6-week community Cooking & Nutrition series.

Learn nutritional information and simple cooking techniques to promote a healthy lifestyle and reduce the risk of chronic disease. Participants will receive a complimentary meal during class, free groceries to take home and a cookbook.

Classes will be held 4-6 pm every Monday for six weeks starting Feb. 23 at Sarasota Memorial’s Institute for Advanced Medicine and HealthFit, 5880 Rand Blvd., Sarasota (1/2 mile west of I-75 off Clark Road).

Space is limited. Please RSVP by Feb.16. For more information or to register, call (941) 917-7777.

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Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes
Join our certified Diabetes Education team for a FREE class on ways to prevent diabetes. Topics include: Stress Reduction, Weight Management, Healthy Eating Tips and Risk Factors.

The class meets in Sarasota Memorial Hospital's Diabetes Classroom (4th floor near "C" elevator) 11 am-noon second Thursday OR 3-4 pm fourth Tuesday of each month. Information: (941) 917-7468.

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HealthSquare – Feb '15 events
Join us 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.

• Anti-Coagulation medications and discussion of author Ram Dass’ “Still Here” by the Pharmacy Healthy Book Club, 2-3 pm Feb. 4.
• STAR Rehab for cancer patients and survivors, 11 am Feb 19.
• Advances in Prostate Cancer Screening, presented by Urologist Tracy Gapin, MD, 11 am Feb. 27.

For a full schedule or more information, visit smh.com/calendar, call (941) 302-4271 or email.

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Prenatal Yoga with a Twist
Weekly class meets 7-8:15 pm Tuesday evenings in Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s second floor community room (next to C elevator), 1700 S. Tamiami Trail.
Information: (941) 917-1700.

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