A newborns natural habitat is lying on the mothers (or fathers) chest, skin to skin immediately after being born and in the hours, days and weeks after. Skin to skin, means just that, baby’s bare skin against mother’s bare skin. No blankets or clothing interfering. The mother’s body will keep baby plenty warm while the… Read more »
Monthly Archives: January 2016
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends breastfeeding until a child is at least one year old because of the incomparable health benefits it offers baby and mom. To make it easier to find a pediatrician who respects and supports your decision to breastfeed, the AAP developed this simple Q&A for expecting moms to use when searching out a… Read more »
The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are here! The latest edition of the Dietary Guidelines, released by the federal Health & Human Services Department and the USDA, focuses on three main takeaways to help Americans make decisions about healthy eating. Eat for Health and for the Long Run Follow a healthy eating pattern that is right… Read more »
Looking for updates on the latest treatments, procedures and therapy to treat cardiac issues? Sarasota Memorial’s expert specialists will speak at the hospital’s 4th Annual Cardiac Summit taking place Saturday, Feb. 13 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Hospital Auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Presented by Sarasota Memorial and the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation,… Read more »
Demolition of Sarasota Memorial’s Retter Wing continues to move forward. Once complete, construction will begin on the new 44-bed Rehabilitation Pavilion. Click on the image and watch the action!
From Aging Well Blogger, Karen Reynolds So much of the media and conversation surround New Year’s Resolutions – to improve on something or some behavior. Let’s focus on each day and each year as an opportunity for you to do what you do best – and to share it! I prefer the adage – Accentuate… Read more »
Nitrous Oxide is a gas inhaled for pain relief. Many know it as ‘laughing gas’ used in dental offices. When used for pain relief in laboring women the blend is different than what is used in dental offices and has a different effect. During labor a mixture of 50% Nitrous gas and 50% oxygen, is… Read more »