Ask the Experts

Top Doctors Answer Common Questions About Health

Does phone usage affect sleep? Is it safe to let unvaccinated children play with your child?

01/19/2020 By Staff

A Marathon, Not a Sprint

A Social Worker Shares Her Top Tips for Caregivers

“There are four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.”

01/19/2020 By Shelby Schwartz

Rowing for Life

Sarasota Breast Cancer Survivors Will Paddle in the 2020 International Dragon Boat Championship

The team is one of seven U.S. squads participating.

01/17/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Just Add CBD

Five CBD Products You Can Incorporate Into Your Daily Routine

A look at the wild and ever-growing world of CBD products.

01/17/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Second Sight

A Tiny Telescope Is Restoring Vision for Macular Degeneration Patients

Age-related macular degeneration is a leading cause of irreversible blindness in people over 60. A Sarasota doctor wants to change that.

01/17/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Make Fitness Fun

Sarasota's Best Fitness Classes

Why not break out of your exercise rut and try something completely new?

01/16/2020 By Susan Chitwood

Health News

Florida Surgeon General Urges Residents to Get Flu Vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there have been at least 6.4 million cases of influenza so far this season.

01/10/2020 By Staff

Health News

SMH HealthFit Earns Re-Certification as Medical Fitness Facility

HealthFit is the only certified facility in Sarasota and one of just two in the state.

01/03/2020 By Staff

Clockwork

Intermittent Fasting Has Become a Popular Way to Lose Weight Without Compromising Your Health

It's gained popularity as a health improvement tool in recent years.

01/03/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fitness Fighters

Five People Who Faced Health and Fitness Challenges—and Succeeded Against the Odds

Their determination can inspire anyone ready to make a change.

12/31/2019

Mental Health

Bradenton Mental Health Counselor Appointed to Statewide Council on Human Trafficking

Melissa Larkin-Skinner is a licensed mental health counselor with 25 years of experience in mental health and addiction prevention and treatment.

12/30/2019 By Staff

Deep impact

An Early Childhood Development Expert Explains How Trauma and Stress Can Derail a Kid's Life

Mimi Graham is the director of Florida State University’s Center for Prevention & Early Intervention Policy and advises agencies and nonprofits all around the state, including here in Sarasota.

12/19/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Health News

Blake Trauma Center Receives Verification From American College of Surgeons

The verification recognizes the trauma center's dedication to providing care for injured patients.

12/18/2019 By Staff

Legislation

DeSantis, Health and Human Services Secretary Announce Advancement of Prescription Drug Import Plan

The plan aims to lower U.S. prescription drug prices.

12/18/2019 By Staff

Grants

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Awards More Than $485,000 in Grants

Five of the eight grants were awarded to Sarasota Memorial Hospital (SMH) for new technology, education and research advancements and equipment upgrades.

12/16/2019 By Staff

Health News

Florida Cancer Specialists Opens New $16 Million Lakewood Ranch Location

The new cancer center features nearly 40 chemotherapy chairs, access to clinical trials and 10 examination rooms.

12/10/2019 By Staff

Gettin' Hygge With It

Five Finds to Up Your Cozy Quotient This Winter

'Tis the season for hygge.

12/02/2019 By Heather Dunhill

Müv-ing Up

A Retired Lakewood Ranch Executive Is a Major Player in the Smoking-Hot Cannabis Industry

“We’re real pioneers,” Michael Smullen says, “but we’re just scratching the surface of what this could really look like.”

12/02/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Health News

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center to Host Health and Wellness Expo

The "New Year, New You"-themed event will be held on Jan. 4, 2020, at The Mall at University Town Center.

12/02/2019 By Staff

Horse Whisperers

These Three Pros Help Horses Perform Their Best

Yes, even horses need therapists.

12/02/2019 By Hannah Wallace, Kay Kipling, and Cooper Levey-Baker