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Are you the ideal pain relief candidate?

10/18/2018
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Indirect Posterior Spinal Decompression, a new procedure performed by Sarasota Memorial's Dr. Eugene Pereira, may help you. Once a detailed discussion & review of your specific situation is done, you may be a candidate. One of the benefits? It's covered by Medicare. Listen for more benefits.

Duration:00:13:11

Leg pain? A new procedure can help provide immediate help.

10/11/2018
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The procedure, called Indirect Posterior Spinal Decompression, can help alleviate insufficient blood flow that starts in the lower back. The minimally-invasive (small incision) procedure is done in one appointment... and can provide immediate relief. Listen & learn more!

Duration:00:12:24

A new procedure can help reduce back pain

10/4/2018
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Back pain is the number 1 reason why people go to a pain specialist. Ailments like spinal slippage or curvature are treated with certain procedures. In the case of spinal compression, a new treatment called indirect posterior spinal decompression. Listen & learn more!

Duration:00:09:36

Seniors - staying safe when driving

9/27/2018
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When we get older, our vision deteriorate, joints get stiffer and reaction time is reduced. When it comes to driving, these can negatively affect one's ability to drive. SMH offers a driver assessment and re-education program that helps people remain independent, but keep others safe.

Duration:00:10:05

Warning signs of Dementia and some tips to perhaps prevent it

9/20/2018
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With the many types dementia - such as early dementia, Alzheimer's dementia & Parkinson's dementia - it can be hard to know if you or a loved one is affected. There are early warning signs like confusion, getting lost in familiar places or difficulty following instructions. Listen for more signs, and some tips to keep the brain healthy and perhaps keep dementia at bay.

Duration:00:10:19

Osteoarthritis and what you can do to manage the pain

9/13/2018
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There are many therapies that can help with the treatment of osteoarthritis, but a pill isn't the be all and end all. Aside from steroid injections, physical therapy can be prescribed that can include stretching, water programs and even weight loss. Listen to find out how to help prevent osteoarthritis.

Duration:00:09:54

What happens when you visit a Pain Management Doctor

9/6/2018
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When visiting a Pain Management Doctor, a medical history and imaging will become part of the story that will help diagnose the best treatment for pain. In the case of Osteoarthritis, non-prescription solutions like losing weight, diet change and exercise can help relieve pain before any medication enters the equation.

Duration:00:07:46

Common ways arthritis affects the joints

8/30/2018
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Osteoarthritis is the gradual wearing away of the cartilage between the joints. From the back, to the hips & knees, to the foot; arthritis affects the joints in different ways. Learn more!

Duration:00:11:24

The types of arthritis and the most common: osteoarthritis on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi

8/16/2018
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There are several types of arthritis , which is inflammation of the joints. The most common, osteoarthritis, which afflicts 1 in 4 people in the US, is the breakdown of the cartilage of the joints. Learn more about the new studies that offer information on the causes of arthritis.

Duration:00:05:14

The types of arthritis and the most common: osteoarthritis on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi

8/16/2018
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There are several types of arthritis , which is inflammation of the joints. The most common, osteoarthritis, which afflicts 1 in 4 people in the US, is the breakdown of the cartilage of the joints. Learn more about the new studies that offer information on the causes of arthritis.

Duration:00:05:14

A detailed discussion on conditions requiring an anticoagulation clinic – WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

8/9/2018
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When a clot forms in the body, whether in the lower extremities or in the brain, medications available at an anticoagulation clinic are often prescribed. Learn more through a detailed discussion on types & symptoms, and how the care is individualized for each person.

Duration:00:12:32

What are blood thinners and what do they do on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

8/2/2018
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Blood thinners – or anticoagulants – are medications that help keep blood flowing properly for people who’ve had strokes or blood clotting issues . SMH has 7 conveniently located anticoagulation clinics to help patients manage these medications.

Duration:00:09:03

Deep Vein Thrombosis, Genetic Clotting and other reasons you may need an anticoagulation clinic WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

7/26/2018
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People who are immobile for long periods of time, victims of a stroke or cancer patients are some of the more typical people who would use an anticoagulation clinic. Listen to find out some symptoms of these conditions, what medications options are available and what you can do to help.

Duration:00:09:09

Why you need to go to a clinic to manage anticoagulants on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

7/19/2018
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When administering anticaogulants like Wafarin, it is critical that they are kept within the correct therapeutic range. Clinics like SMH’s are staffed by experts that can help patients monitor the doses.

Duration:00:12:31

Getting comfortable with a new pediatrician – on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

7/5/2018
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Whether you are in your third trimester or you have just moved into the area, meeting a pediatrician is always recommended. It also gives you an opportunity to get to know them, and how they will become part of your family.

Duration:00:06:18

The difference between a cold, flu and a sinus infection on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

6/28/2018
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Congestion that comes with a cold can sometimes lead to a sinus infection. Is it a viral or bacterial infection? How you can tell the difference and how you can help.

Duration:00:14:09

Dispelling the myths about the Flu vaccine with Dr. Tavarez on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

6/21/2018
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The flu vaccine is so important – especially for kids. Will you get the flu if you take the vaccine? Is the vaccine live flu? Is it the flu or a cold? Listen to Dr. Tavarez, Pediatrician, clear up some of the confusion.

Duration:00:11:27

Dr. Jose Tavarez, Pediatrician joins First Physicians Group – on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

6/15/2018
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Originally from the Dominican Republic, Dr. Tavarez will replace the longtime Sarasota – and retiring – Dr. Bob Shamsy. He offers all of the same, high-caliber and attentive care in pediatrics. He also speaks Spanish. Find out more about him!

Duration:00:10:38

Types of summer time hazards to be aware of on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

6/7/2018
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During the summer, there are hazards associated with being out having fun. Apart from the always needed sun screen, there are other tips to avoid more uncommon pains like a skate sting.

Duration:00:10:42

What is heat stroke and how to avoid it on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

5/31/2018
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During the summer, people tend to spend many more hours outside. Sweating will not only removes water from your body, it also removes electrolytes. Keeping hydrated will help you avoid heat exhaustion and the more severe heat stroke. What types of liquids should you drink? Listen in!

Duration:00:10:26