Science

Sarasota Department of Health Receives Funding to Address Dementia on Local Level

The health department will lead implementation of public health action on dementia.

09/23/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Doctors Hospital Names New COO

Keisha Bickham will oversee several key departments, facilities, and new projects for the hospital.

09/22/2021 By Staff

Health News

Alzheimer’s Association Introduces ‘Lunch Time Learning’ Series for Caregivers

Two programs will help families navigate caregiving for loved ones with dementia.

09/21/2021 By Staff

Appointments

Gov. Ron DeSantis Names Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo Florida Surgeon General

Ladapo, a UF professor, has publicly questioned the efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines and supported the use of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for Covid.

09/21/2021 By Staff

Break a sweat

New Outdoor Fitness Class Will Have You Training Like a Gladiator

The free series starts this Saturday and continues weekly through mid-December.

09/20/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Innovations

Sarasota Design Firm Launches Negative Pressure ULPA Filtration System

The portable system turn can any emergency or non-emergency healthcare setting into a negative pressure isolation environment.

09/16/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota Company Welcomes Former Surgeon General as Healthcare Advisor

Dr. Jerome Adams served as surgeon general from 2017-2021.

09/16/2021 By Staff

Grief, Interrupted

How to Help Someone Grieving a Covid Death

Chances are you know people who have lost loved ones to Covid. Here are some ways to help them navigate the emotional aftermath.

09/16/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Your Health Questions Answered

How Does Sunlight Improve Your Mood?

In Florida, we get sunshine all year. But how does this everlasting summer have a positive impact on our mental health? Two local therapists tell us.

09/15/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

La Primavera Supermarket to Host Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic Saturday

The event will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be available.

09/09/2021 By Staff

Health News

Omeza Receives FDA Clearance for Omeza Collagen Matrix

When applied to a wound surface, the matrix is naturally incorporated into the wound over time.

09/08/2021 By Staff

Education

Despite DeSantis Appeal, Judge Rules School Mask Mandates Can Continue

In addition to allowing school districts to require masks, Judge John Cooper's decision ends the state's sanctions against 13 districts, including Sarasota County, that previously enacted mandates.

09/08/2021 By Megan McDonald

Your Health Questions Answered

Why Do We Stretch Involuntarily?

After a good night's sleep, or spending too much time at your desk, you may find yourself stretching without even trying. Here's why we do it.

09/08/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Cannabis

Columbia Care to Rebrand as Cannabist in Florida

Cannabist says it will serve as an intersection for medical and recreational cannabis users.

09/02/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

Sarasota Memorial Expands ICU Due to Covid Surge

Sarasota Memorial Hospital expands its intensive care unit to accommodate severely ill Covid-19 patients

09/02/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Education

Sarasota School District Updates Face Mask Exemption Policy

The district is now only accepting exemption forms from MDs, DOs and nurse practitioners. The move comes after Venice chiropractor Dan Busch signed more than 500 medical exemption forms.

09/01/2021 By Megan McDonald

Your Health Questions Answered

Two Sarasota Nutritionists on Why Probiotics Are So Good For Us

Probiotics are live bacteria that can boost gut health, brain function and immunity. Mikka Knapp and Nora Clemens break them down for us.

09/01/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

Can You Still Be a Covid-19 Carrier Even if You're Fully Vaccinated?

Yes—but vaccination significantly reduces severe Covid, hospitalization and death.

08/31/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

Manatee Community Foundation to Host Covid-19 Information Event

Attendees will have the chance to hear from local health experts regarding Covid-19 data, testing, vaccine hesitancy and community response.

08/30/2021 By Staff

Gut Feeling

Meet the IMG Academy Grads Behind Sunny Culture, a Water Kefir Probiotic Drink

It might make your tummy—and overall health—better.

08/30/2021 By Allison Forsyth