April 2010

A Day with the Perinatologists
Physicians, healthcare providers and other professionals who work with high-risk pregnant women are invited to Sarasota Memorial’s 4th Annual "A Day with the Perinatologists," 7 am-5 pm Saturday, April 10, in Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s first floor auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. The continuing education event will provide a diverse and comprehensive look at current issues in the management of high-risk obstetrical patients. Registration fee includes lunch and 7 CEUs for qualified professionals. Call (941) 917-2173 for information or register online.

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Preventing, Treating Running Injuries

Join Robert Frimmel, DPM, podiatric surgeon and medical advisor for Sarasota Memorial Healthplex, 12-1 pm April 13 for a free seminar on common runner injuries and simple prevention strategies and treatments. The presentation will be held at the Healthplex in Sarasota Memorial's Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd. (off Clark Road). Information: (941) 917-7000.

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Lower Back Pain
Sarasota Memorial is hosting a free community education event for people affected by lower back pain, 3-4:30 pm April 14. Speakers include: Rafael Miguel, MD, pain care specialist and medical director of Sarasota Memorial’s Pain Care Centers, and his colleague pain care specialist Paul Satia, MD. A question-and-answer session will follow the physician presentations. The event will be held at The Glenridge Performing Arts Center, 7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota. Please RSVP to (941) 917-7777 or register online by April 13.

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Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

Join cardiologist Chippy Nalluri, MD, 4:30-5:30 pm April 21 for a free seminar at Healthplex in Sarasota Memorial's Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd. (off Clark Road). Information: (941) 917-7000.

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March for Babies

The local March for Babies – a 4-mile March of Dimes walk to raise awareness and help prevent birth defects and premature babies – will be held 8 am April 24 at J.D. Hamel Park (corner of Gulfstream & Marina Jack Plaza). Registration begins at 6:30 am. Call (813) 287-2600 or visit marchforbabies.org.

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Nutrition & Fitness

Join Sarasota Memorial dietitians and fitness professionals for free monthly nutrition and fitness education classes. Upcoming classes include: Know Your Fitness Numbers, 5-6 pm April 5, Sarasota Memorial Healthplex classroom A/B; Know Your Fitness Numbers, 7:30-8:30 am April 8, Sarasota Memorial Hospital conference room 3C; Lowering Lipids – Foods that Fight, 7:30-8:30 am May 4, Sarasota Memorial Hospital conference room 3C, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Please RSVP: (941) 917-2090.

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Understanding Personality Disorders

Free community presentation by John Oldham, MD, president of the American Psychiatric Association, 1-3 pm May 8, Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s first floor auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail. Two CEUs available for qualified professionals for $10 fee. Please RSVP: mhcci.com or (941) 953-3477.

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Women in Transition

If you feel troubled by personal or professional challenges in your life, and would like to find a safe and supportive environment to help you work through those difficulties, Women in Transition may be just what you are looking for. Facilitated by Kasy Kane and Miriam Lacher, licensed mental health counselors, Women in Transition meets 5:30-7 pm each Wednesday. The group shares insights to help women resolve conflicts in personal relationships and promote healthier choices in daily life. Information: (941) 917-1779.

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Community Health Calendar
Upcoming events, classes, support groups. Register online or call
(941) 917-7777

  • » Caregiver Connection: 2nd Wednesday of the month. Information: (941) 917-4156
  • » Childbirth Education (free and fee-based classes); Mommies & Babies Get-Together - Every Wednesday. Information: (941) 917-1700
  • » Diabetes Education: 1st Monday of the month. Information: (941) 917-7468
  • » FREE Memory Screenings: (941) 917-7197
  • » FREE Mental Health Assessments: (941) 917-7760
  • » Living Well With Heart Failure: (941) 917-2114
  • » MS Friends of Hope: 3rd Thursday of the month. Information: (941) 917-7777
  • » Stroke Support: 2nd Wednesday of the month. Information: (941) 917-7048
  • » Parkinson Support: Sarasota - every 3rd Wednesday; Venice - every 4th Thursday; North Port - every 2nd Wednesday; Manatee - every 1st Wednesday. Information: (941) 917-4156
  • » Breast Feeding Support: Every Tuesday. Information: (941) 917-1700
  • » Men to Men Prostate Cancer Support Group: 4th Monday of the month. Information: (941) 309-7473


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DO: Warm up prior to lifting weights. Your muscles need time to adjust to the exercise.

DON'T: Lift more than your muscles can handle. Gradual, progressive increases to weight lifting are safer and more effective.

DO: Stretch immediately following an aerobic activity. Stretching while muscles are still warm and pliable increases flexibility and helps prevent injury.

DON'T: Jerk the weights when lifting, as it can result in strains and sprains.

DO: Alter your training routine. Switch back and forth between long, single sets and short, multiple sets of resistance training to best stimulate the muscles.


The exercise professionals at Healthplex are here to answer your health and fitness questions. We offer many options to help meet your goals, including nutritional counseling, personal training and group exercise classes. To learn more about our programs, we invite you to come by for a tour and experience the Healthplex difference. Visit SarasotaHealthplex.com or call (941) 917-7000 for more information.

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Upcoming Foundation Events

Physician Golf Tournament

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Inc.’s Physician Golf Tournament will be May 7 at the Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club, with a 1 pm Shotgun Start and Step Aside Scramble. Proceeds support education for hospital staff. Information: (941) 917-1286 or smhf.org.

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SMH EPIC Fun-Raising Party
Join SMH physicians and staff for an EPIC fun-raising party Friday, May 6, at Gecko’s “Hillview.” The popular physician band Dr. FeelGood will perform 4:30-8:30 pm, and those who donate $5 at the door will enjoy a buffet of free food and appetizers provided by Gecko’s. All donations benefit the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation’s EPIC (Employee Partners in Caring) Campaign supporting advanced services, technology and staff education at Sarasota Memorial.

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