Your Health Questions Answered

How Long Are You Contagious After Having the Flu?

A local infectious disease specialist answers our many questions about the flu.

10:40am By Allison Forsyth

Medical Marijuana

Cannabist Store to Open in Sarasota Today

The store will serve patients with a medical card issued by the state of Florida.

12/07/2021 By Staff

Awards

SMH Earns Top Maternity Award from U.S. News & World Report

This is the first time U.S. News has published a list of Best Hospitals for Maternity.

12/07/2021 By Staff

Article

Healthcare Foundation Awards More Than $1 Million in Grants to Benefit SMH

Among other things, the grants will help SMH purchase new orthopedic surgical tools.

12/06/2021 By Staff

Covid-19 Update

Is Sarasota County Testing For the Omicron Variant?

So far, no cases have been detected in Sarasota or in Florida, and health officials say demand for vaccines is high.

12/06/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Veg Vibes

Stop By Sarasota Veg Fest for Delicious Food and Fun This Weekend

Enjoy plant-based food while browsing goods and gifts and enjoying live music and informative talks.

12/03/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Health News

ShorePoint Health Venice and Millennium Physician Group Align Services

ShorePoint Medical Group primary care providers and the urgent care located at 1700 Venice Ave. will join Millennium Physician Group after the first of the year.

12/02/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

Updated: Here's What We Know So Far About the Covid-19 Omicron Variant

The first cases in the U.S. have been detected in California and Minnesota.

12/02/2021 By Allison Forsyth

New Year, New Face?

What Are the Most Popular Plastic Surgeries in Sarasota?

A Sarasota surgeon tell us what types of work people are having done.

12/02/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

Is it Safe to Reheat Those Holiday Leftovers in the Microwave?

'Tis the season of feasts. With feasts come leftovers—and yep, the microwave is still the best way to reheat.

12/01/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Health News

Bayfront Health Hospitals, Medical Groups Rebrand as ShorePoint Health

This includes Venice Regional Bayfront Health (now ShorePoint Health Venice).

11/30/2021 By Staff

Health care

CAN Community Health Partners With Arts Groups for World AIDS Day Events

World AIDS Day takes place every Dec. 1.

11/24/2021 By Staff

Ascend into Astrology

How Tonight's Full Moon in Taurus Will Affect Your Star Sign

Local astrologer Suzanne Gerber shares how each sign will experience change with relationships and personal security.

11/19/2021 By Dedriana Perry

Your Health Questions Answered

How Can We Stay Healthy and Safe This Holiday Season?

A Sarasota physician provides holiday health tips in the midst of flu season and Covid-19 concerns.

11/17/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Health News

SMH Oncology Tower Opens; Dick Vitale Among First Patients

The tower is the second phase and centerpiece of several facilities that make up Sarasota Memorial’s Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute.

11/16/2021 By Megan McDonald

Health News

Smiles at Lakewood Ranch to Host 'Free Dentistry Day' Dec. 11

Cleanings, fillings and extractions will be provided to patients between 8 a.m. and noon.

11/12/2021 By Staff

Awards

Local Surgeon Receives National Award for Excellence in Community Service

Dr. Russell Samson is a physician at Sarasota Vascular Specialists.

11/11/2021 By Staff

Senior Living

Florida’s First 'Town Square' Will Open Next Month

The 1950s theme features 10 Main Street storefronts, including a diner, theater, library, pub, city hall, health club and more.

11/11/2021 By Staff

Your Health Questions Answered

What Are Some Common Myths About Alzheimer's Disease?

November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. Here are what researchers say are the top five myths about living with the disease.

11/10/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Health care

Sarasota Memorial Opens New Venice Hospital

Construction of the new facility is complete. It will begin accepting patients this month.

11/09/2021 By Allison Forsyth