March 2011


Mental Health Series – ADHD, Addictions
Join nationally recognized physician and researcher David V. Habif Jr., MD, for a series of free seminars on the biological, social and economic challenges in the mental health system. Lectures will be held 9:30 am-12:30 pm (registration 9 am) in Sarasota Memorial’s first floor auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. CEUs available for a fee. Upcoming: March 19 – Depression: How We Change Our Brains and March 26 – Bi Polar Age Differences. RSVP: (941) 953-3477 or MHCCI.com

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High Cholesterol & Heart Health
Learn how high cholesterol affects your heart health and how to manage your risks in a free presentation by Mahfouz El Shahawy, MD, cardiovascular disease prevention specialist and medical director of Sarasota Memorial’s Cardiovascular Disease Assessment Center. The lecture will be held 5-6 pm Wednesday, March 16, in Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s first floor auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail. Call (941) 917-7777 to register or for information.

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Carotid Artery Disease
Join Pareena Bilkoo, MD, board-certified interventional cardiologist and internal medicine specialist, for a free community presentation, 11 am Wednesday, March 9, at Sarasota Memorial’s Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd. (off Clark Road, 1/2-mile west of I-75). Please call (941) 917-7777 to make a reservation.  

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Sarasota Springfest
Join the Healthplex team at Palmer Ranch (corner of Sawyer Loop & Clark Road) for a free day of family fun and a business expo, 9 am-4 pm Saturday, March 19. Healthplex Zumba class demonstration 11:30 am-noon. Call (941) 917-7000 for information.

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A Day with the Perinatologists
Health care providers and professionals who work with high risk pregnant women are invited to Sarasota Memorial's 5th annual "A Day with the Perinatologists" 7 am-5 pm April 9, in Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s first floor auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. The continuing education event will provide a comprehensive look at current issues in the management of high risk obstetrical patients. CME/CEUs available. Call (941) 917-2173 or e-mail debra-boterf@smh.com for information. 

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Giving Hunger the Blues
A benefit for All Faiths Food Bank featuring music, food, kids' games, Sunday, March 27, noon-8 pm, Hillview Street. Admission is $5 for adults (children free). Free parking in Sarasota Memorial's South Garage off Hillview. 

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Bone Builders
Join Sarasota Memorial fitness professionals in a supervised exercise program designed to fight bone loss and osteoporosis. Sessions are held twice weekly along with monthly osteo education and support group meetings. A home exercise program also is available. A physician referral is not necessary. Call (941) 917-7000 or register online at: sarasotahealthplex.com 

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Perfect Prescription for Weight Loss
If you’re having difficulty getting your weight under control, Sarasota Memorial offers a number of programs – from nutrition counseling and medically supervised weight loss programs to weight loss surgery – to suit diverse schedules, budgets and needs. Call (941) 917-7777 to find a plan that's right for you.

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Moms in Motion
Sarasota Memorial’s Healthplex Fitness Center offers free exercise, conditioning and pre/post natal yoga classes for pregnant and new moms for any three months during pregnancy and three months after delivering at Sarasota Memorial (up to 2 years). Information: (941) 917-7000 or sarasotahealthplex.com

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