Health

Florida Department of Health Reports Surge in Hepatitis A Cases

More than 1,200 cases have been reported statewide.

05/22/2019 Photography by Staff

Health

First Watch Recognized as a 'Food Allergy Champion'

The restaurant has undergone extensive training initiatives.

05/20/2019 By Staff

Weekly Planner

A Blue Crab Festival, Morton's 50th Anniversary Party and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also happening: a walking food tour and a grand opening for the new Newtown Farmers Market location.

05/15/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Healthcare

Local Hospitals Receive 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

Englewood Community Hospital, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota and Sarasota Memorial Hospital all received 'A' grades.

05/15/2019 By Staff

Health

Florida Department of Health Promotes Heart Health with Free Program in Newtown

In 2017 in Sarasota County, the crude hypertension death rate for the black population was 20.5 per 100,000 people vs. the white population at 16.9 per 100,000 people.

05/14/2019 By Staff

Health

Local Surgeon Elected President of Florida Vascular Society

Nair will lead the society through 2020.

05/07/2019 By Staff

Events

Healthy Start Coalition's 25th Annual Community Baby Shower Takes Place This Weekend

All local pregnant women and new families with infants up to 1 year old, regardless of income or insurance status, are invited.

05/07/2019 By Staff

Lettuce eat

Trend Report: The Kale Caesar

Dressed up with egg or dressed down sans oil, the kale Caesar is a delicious twist on an old-fashioned salad.

05/02/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Cycling

Off The Handle Cycling Studio Opens in Sarasota

Off The Handle holds high-energy, daily 45-minute spin classes that welcomes all fitness levels and focuses on harnessing riders’ inner strength.

05/01/2019 By Staff

Clean Sweep

The Hottest Food Trend in Sarasota? Nutrition

The word of the year on the Sarasota dining scene is “clean.”

04/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Flower Child

Myakka Herbalist Debbie Blount Makes a Living From Her Floral and Herb Potions

Plus, tips on how to start your own herb garden.

04/29/2019 By Megan McDonald

Essential Intelligence

Fueled by an Anti-Vaccine Movement, The Measles Virus is Resurging

Only 90 percent of children of kindergarten age in Sarasota County have been vaccinated, the lowest rate of any county in the state and significantly below the goal of 95 percent needed to ensure that the disease remains dormant.

04/29/2019 By David Hackett

Funding

Sarasota-Based Omeza Raises $5.75 Million in Second Capital Round of Funding

Omeza's mission is to heal chronic wounds and prevent their recurrence.

04/24/2019 By Staff

Yoga

Pineapple Yoga Studio Launches 'Love Your Brain' Yoga Classes

The free program caters to those affected by traumatic brain injuries.

04/17/2019 By Staff

Groundbreaking

Sarasota Memorial Breaks Ground on New Cancer Tower

The tower will have nine new operating rooms; two upper floors with 56 private suites dedicated for hospitalized cancer patients; and an array of support services.

04/16/2019 By Staff

New Hires

First 1,000 Days Hires Two

Dr. Chelsea Arnold was hired as program coordinator and Chanel Roberts was hired as patient navigator.

04/15/2019 By Staff

Healthcare

Sarasota Memorial Named to Newsweek List of World's Best Hospitals

SMH was one of six Florida hospitals to make the inaugural list, which spotlights 1,000 hospitals across 11 countries.

04/15/2019 By Staff

Veg Life

A Vegan Lifestyle Coach Offers Tips on How to Transition to a Plant-Based Diet

Naomi Green will moderate two panels at Sarasota Veg Fest on Saturday, May 4.

04/09/2019 By Megan McDonald

Groundbreaking

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System Breaks Ground on Venice Hospital

The new four-story, 350,000-square-foot hospital will be built on the corner of Laurel and Pinebrook roads near Interstate-75.

04/08/2019 By Staff

Eat up

An Adult Easter Egg Hunt, a Cheese Seminar and More of This Week's Best Dining Events

The 29th annual Florida Winefest Auction and a brewery drum circle are just some of this week's fun food happenings.

04/03/2019 By Giulia Heyward