Health & Fitness


Sarasota Is the Worst City in Florida for Allergies

And it's the sixth worst city in America for those suffering from allergies.

03/22/2023 By Isaac Eger

Inability to Cope

Sarasota's Mental Health Crisis Isn't Going Away, and Families Are Struggling to Stay Together

Drug addiction, financial insecurity and unaddressed mental health problems are leading to high numbers of children being removed from their parents' care.

03/13/2023 By Matthew Gutierrez

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In Addition to Red Tide, We've Got to Be Vigilant About Elevated Bacteria Levels in Our Waters Right Now

The Florida Department of Health found unsafe levels of bacteria in our Sarasota Bay this week.

03/10/2023 By Isaac Eger

Your Health Questions Answered

'Am I Dying Or Are Red Tide and Pollen Making Me Miserable?'

If your sinuses are already inflamed from all the pollen in the air, red tide aerosols coming off the water are going to find it even easier to get into your system and irritate you.

03/09/2023 By Isaac Eger

Fiber Vibes

Is Psyllium Husk Good for You?

Americans suffer from a severe lack of fiber in their diets. Supplements like pysllium husk offer a digestive lifeboat, but not without their own risks.

02/23/2023 By Isaac Eger

Your Health Questions Answered

What Are the Best Positions to Get a Good Night's Sleep?

Unfortunately, there isn't a simple answer.

02/16/2023 By Isaac Eger

Aging in Place

How to Create a Safe Space for Your Aging Loved One

Two local experts weigh in on how to navigate multigenerational living, with safety and fitness tips to increase quality of life.

02/14/2023 By Kim Doleatto


Why Are Police Officers Overdosing From Fentanyl?

Despite medical evidence that shows that incidental contact with the opioid is not enough to cause an overdose, fear persists.

02/09/2023 By Isaac Eger


Canadian Neuroscientist Wins Prestigious Baranick Foundation Award

Dr. Ruth Ann Marrie is the winner of this year's Barancik Prize for Innovation in Multiple Sclerosis Research.

02/09/2023 By Isaac Eger

Your Health Questions Answered

Are There Harmful Metals in Our Chocolate?

High levels of lead and cadmium are in many of our favorite chocolates. What can be done to avoid them?

02/09/2023 By Isaac Eger

Tune Up

The Do's and Dont's of a Healthy Relationship, According to Couples' Therapists

Valentine's Day is a good time to reflect on your relationship and check in with your partner.

02/09/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Crap Load

Sarasota Has a Poop Problem

Water samples from Suncoast Waterkeeper show too much human DNA in our waterways.

01/27/2023 By Isaac Eger

The Brain

A New Alzheimer's Treatment Method Is Touted as Improving Cognition

Dr. Dale Bredesen's ReCODE protocol stresses changes to one's lifestyle and environment as a way to fight Alzheimer's.

01/25/2023 By Elizabeth Djinis

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Local Nurse Wins Prestigious International Award

Lisa Lilligren's care and compassion received the DAISY Award, which recognizes nurses for extraordinary acts of compassion.

01/23/2023 By Isaac Eger

Your Health Questions Answered

Are Gas Stoves Killing Us?

Are gas stoves killing us? Is the government coming for your gas range? Or is this just another culture war squabble?

01/19/2023 By Isaac Eger

At Home Health

In-Home Vaccinations Now Available to Sarasota County Residents

Individuals who are not able to go to clinics can get flu, pneumonia and Covid vaccines at home.

01/18/2023 By Isaac Eger

Your Health Questions Answered

Is Vaping Worse for Your Teeth Than Smoking?

Vaping may seem like a smart alternative to cigarettes, but its effects on your dental health can be severe.

01/12/2023 By Isaac Eger

Unity Awards

Dr. Manuel Gordillo Steers a Community Through a Deadly Pandemic

"I’m so proud of the health care system. These are humbling experiences.”

01/09/2023 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Red Alert

How Bad Is Red Tide at Our Beaches?

The latest red tide reports might affect your weekend beach plans. Here's where it's safe to swim.

01/06/2023 By Isaac Eger

Roll Out

Local Massage Therapist Designs a New Massage Tool to Help Relieve Pain

Casey Smith is the owner and operator of the Sarasota Pain Treatment Center where he treats patients with neurosomatic therapy.

01/05/2023 By Isaac Eger