December 2013

Advanced Obstetric & GYN Care
Through every stage of her life, a woman’s health needs change and that’s why Sarasota Memorial has the most comprehensive Women’s Health Care Services in the region.

Join our highly specialized Obstetrical and Gynecology physicians for a series of free presentations on the most proven procedures and treatment options for various conditions. Lectures will be held 4:30-5:30 pm on the following dates in Sarasota Memorial’s first floor auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. A brief Q & A will follow each presentation.

Tuesday, Dec. 3: Ruth Y. Dyal, MD & Kristen Shepherd, MD - Tdap and Immunizations during Pregnancy and Viral Exposures during Pregnancy
Thursday, Dec. 5: Lynnae K. Sauvage, MD, Perinatologist (High Risk Pregnancies) – How Your Body Changes during Pregnancy
Tuesday, Dec. 10: Neil B. Pollack, MD – Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Prolapse & SUI
Thursday, Dec. 12: G. Michael Swor, MD – Female Pelvic Pain
Tuesday, Dec. 17: Jon Yenari, MD – Treatment of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Tuesday, Jan. 14: Kyle L. Garner, MD & Shawn M. Stephens, MD – Cesarean Section Prevention – A Patient’s Guide to Reducing Your Risk

All lectures are free, but seating is limited. RSVP required: (941) 917-7777.

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Holiday 2013 Blood Drive
Join Sarasota Memorial for our Holiday 2013 Blood Drive and enter for a chance to win a new iPad Mini! The drive will take place in the hospital’s first floor auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota:

Wed., Dec. 18, 7:30 am-4:30 pm
Thurs., Dec. 19, 7:30 am-3:30 pm
Fri., Dec. 20, 10 am-6 pm
Sat., Dec. 21, 7 am-noon

Other SMH locations include:
Mon., Dec. 16, 9 am-2 pm at Main Plaza, 1991 Main St., Sarasota
Fri., Dec. 20, 8 am-noon at the Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd., Sarasota
Fri., Dec. 20, 1:30-4:30 pm at the University Parkway Care Center, 5350 University Parkway, Sarasota.

Donors will receive a free t-shirt, an entry into a drawing to win a New iPad Mini, a wellness check, a cholesterol screening & the opportunity to earn a $25 restaurant gift card.

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HealthSquare December '13 Events
Sarasota Memorial HealthSquare, located in the center of Westfield Sarasota Square, offers free screenings and friendly staff to help answer questions about the hospital and services it provides.

We also offer FootNotes, a free Walk & Talk book club featuring mall walks and health education discussions with SMH experts each month. Upcoming events:
Fri., Dec. 6, 9 am – Pilates Show n’ Tell, a free presentation by Sarasota Memorial HealthFit about the benefits of Pilates (attendees may bring mats and practice basic moves).
Fri., Dec. 13, 1:30-3 pm – Footnotes: Kathleen Houseweart, manager of Sarasota Memorial’s Memory Disorder Clinic, will lead a discussion of the book Recessional, by James Michener.

Call (941) 302-4271 or email for information.

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Solutions4Resolutions 2014!
Ready to kick start your 2014 New Year’s resolutions? Find an inspiring array of FREE classes in January at Sarasota Memorial HealthFit. Visit or call (941) 917-7000.

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Bone Builders
Sarasota Memorial fitness professionals offer a supervised exercise program to help fight bone loss and osteoporosis. Home exercise program, education & support groups also are available.
Call Sarasota Memorial HealthFit at (941) 917-7000 for information.

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

  • » Able Challengers: Every 1st Wednesday for people confined to wheelchairs. Info: (941) 917-4156 or email:
  • » ALS Support: (941) 917-4156
  • » Breast Feeding Support: Every Tuesday. Information: (941) 917-1700
  • » 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
  • » Men to Men Prostate Cancer Support Group: 4th Monday of the month. Information: (941) 309-7473
  • » 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


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