December 2015


Advanced Options for Painful Joints – Part 2
If you suffer from chronic joint pain in your foot or ankle, knee, hip or shoulder, we invite you to hear Sarasota Memorial’s top Orthopedic specialists discuss their areas of expertise. A brief Q & A will follow each presentation.

The free lecture series will be held 4:30-5:30 pm on the following dates in Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s first floor auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Light refreshments served.

RSVP required – please call (941) 917-7777 or email HealthLine to confirm your reservation.

• Tues., Dec. 1 – Adam S. Bright, MD: Painless Hip and Knee Replacement - Attempting the Impossible
• Thurs., Dec. 3 – David A. Sugar, MD: Stem Cell Therapy and All the Buzz
• Tues., Dec. 8 – Johnny Gibbs, MD: Living WITHOUT Shoulder Pain
• Thurs., Dec. 10 - Patrick J. O’Neill, MD: How to Treat and Prevent Foot and Ankle Pain
• Tues., Dec. 15 – Jeffrey Silverstein, MD: Good News for Bad Knees

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Flu Shots: Just $30
Sarasota Memorial offers $30 flu shots (or we can bill Medicare) at our five urgent care centers in Sarasota, Venice and Manatee. Pneumonia vaccines also are available.

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

Information: (941) 917-7777 or visit: smh.com/urgentcare.

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Solutions4Resolutions 2016!
Ready to kick start your 2016 New Year’s resolutions? HealthFit – Powered by Sarasota Memorial – is offering an inspiring array of FREE classes and education programs in January to help you meet your fitness and personal wellness goals.

Sign up today by calling (941) 917-7000.

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Consider the Conversation
Join Tidewell Hospice and Sarasota Memorial for a free screening of the award-winning documentary Consider the Conversation, a thought-provoking film looking at common end-of-life issues, followed by a panel discussion, 1-2:30 pm Wednesday, Dec. 2, in Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s HealthConnection (first floor across from Gift Shop), 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

Seating is limited. RSVP: (941) 917-7011.

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Holiday Blues
Join Tidewell representatives 11 am Wednesday, Dec. 16 to learn strategies for coping with grief & loss during the holiday season.

Join us in Sarasota Memorial’s HealthConnection (first floor across from Gift Shop), 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

Information or RSVP: (941) 917-7011.

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Think Stroke? Think F-A-S-T
Learn from SMH’s stroke team how to recognize and respond to the warning signs for stroke using the acronym F-A-S-T (Face-Arms-Speech-Time), 11 am Wednesday, Dec. 9, in Sarasota Memorial’s HealthConnection (first floor across from Gift Shop), 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

Information or RSVP: (941) 917-7011.

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Dr. Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease
Sarasota Memorial is pleased to introduce the Ornish Reversal Program, the first Medicare-covered program proven to reverse heart disease without medications 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; at least 30 minutes of exercise each day; stress management techniques; and support.

To learn more, call (941) 917-6139 or click here.

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Upcoming Community Events
• America’s Mental Health Crisis, presented by former CBS News Anchor and 60 Minutes Correspondent Dan Rather, 1:30 pm Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Sarasota Opera House. Free to the community. RSVP required: (941) 925-2970 or email.
• Women in Medicine – Trends in Oncology Care, annual luncheon sponsored by Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Jan. 15, 2016, Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota. For tickets and information, call (941) 917-1286.

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