Monthly Archives: January 2016

Skin to Skin – It’s what’s in!

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 »

Planning to Breastfeed? Be Sure Your Pediatrician is On board


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 »

Guidelines Offer Food for Thought

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 »

Summit focuses on cardiac advances

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 »

What Goes Up Must First Come Down – Demolition!

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!