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Take the first step to fitness with these events
04.25.2014 [SMH Extra]

Visit Sarasota Memorial’s HealthFit center April 28-30 for a series of free medically integrated fitness events.

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Join Fitness Lead Doug Sham, M. Ed, ACSM for a FREE LECTURE, “Exercise Is Medicine®.” Learn guiding principles for fitness shared by the AMA (American Medical Association), ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) and HealthFit.

Tuesday, April 29, 10 am – 12 pm
Free health assessments, including blood pressure, BMI, balance and more. Enjoy a complimentary fruit smoothie while you’re at HealthFit.

Wednesday, April 30, 10 am – 7 pm
Open House – Check out the HealthFit facility, including amenities and equipment. Meet the staff and learn about 70+ medically integrated classes and programs per week.

WIN PRIZES! April 30, 5-7 pm
Compete to win during the Open House Fitness Competition and you could score an iPod Nano, massage, 3-month membership and other prizes.

HealthFit is located at 5880 Rand Blvd, off Clark Road.  Information: (941) 917-7181 or click here. 

10 Fire Safety Tips for Kids
04.23.2014 | New Moms & Dads

This week, we share “10 fire safety tips for kids” from a great blog by author Jenn Savedge, originally posted on the Mother Nature Network website. A direct link to the blog page on MNN’s website is included at the bottom of this post. Savedge, who writes parenting books and blogs about raising children and […]

This Easter, Have Your Cake and Eat It Too
04.16.2014 | Uncategorized

Planning an Easter brunch? Add this yummy yet healthier Apple Coffee Cake to the menu for a sweet treat! Ingredients Tart apples, cored, peeled, chopped 5 cups Sugar: 1 cup Dark raisins: 1 cup Pecans, chopped: ½ cup Vegetable oil: ¼ cup Vanilla: 2 teaspoons Egg, beaten: 1 All-purpose flour, sifted: 2 ½ cups Baking […]

Sunscreen 101
04.10.2014 | New Moms & Dads

Following up on the last post about keeping kids safe in the sun, here’s a helpful guide to choosing the right sun protection for children and babies. Sunscreen can help protect the skin from sunburn and some skin cancers, but only if used correctly. Picking a Sunscreen Use a sunscreen that says “broad-spectrum” on the […]

Renovations and Relocations
04.10.2014 | Campus Improvements

Improvements continue on Sarasota Memorial’s main campus.  Medical Staff Services recently relocated from the first floor to a newly renovated space on the third floor of the East Tower – adjacent to the Physician Lounge.  As seen in the photo, the welcoming design, along with warm colors, finishes and surfaces, coordinate with those found in […]

Join SMH in ‘March for Babies’ and special reunion
04.07.2014 | New Moms & Dads

Join us Saturday, April 26 for the March for Babies and NICU Reunion! Join the SMH Babe Magnet team to raise funds for the March of Dimes’ annual walk and help prevent premature births, birth defects and infant mortality. Sarasota Memorial CEO Gwen MacKenzie, chair of the event, invites Neonatal Intensive Care “graduates” and their […]

New Urgent Care Center Now Open on Bee Ridge Road!
04.02.2014 | SMH Extra

We’re proud to announce the opening of Sarasota Memorial Urgent Care at Bee Ridge! Our fifth Urgent Care Center is located at Center Gate Office Park, which is on the south side of Bee Ridge Road, between Honore and Cattlemen Roads. Its location is convenient to neighborhoods on either side of I-75 along the Bee […]

Protecting your child in the Sun
04.01.2014 | New Moms & Dads

These simple rules can help protect your baby and children from the harmful effects of the sun. The sun’s UV rays are strongest during peak hours, between 10am and 4pm. Limit time spent in the sun during these hours. Keep babies younger than 6 months out of direct sunlight. Find shade under a tree, umbrella, […]