Health & Fitness

Powerless

How to Stay Cool Without Electricity

Millions of Floridians are without power. Here are a few tricks to stay cool.

09/29/2022 By Isaac Eger

Feelin' Good

Owning a Dog Has Major Health Benefits

Studies have shown that dog owners have lower blood pressure and cholesterol and a lower resting heart rate than non-owners.

09/22/2022 By Matthew Gutierrez

New Wave

Drug Overdoses Are Rising Again. Why?

There have been 134 overdoses in Sarasota and 309 in Manatee since just this May, and the numbers keep growing.

09/16/2022 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

New Covid Omicron Booster Shots Are Available. Here's What to Know.

The new boosters target the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variants, the most prevalent strains of Covid in the U.S.

09/12/2022 By Megan McDonald

First Person

How a Trip to the Hospital Sent Me Into the Dark Recesses of My Own Mind

Last fall, writer Hannah Wallace walked into Sarasota Memorial Hospital under her own power. This is the story of what happened next.

09/09/2022 By Hannah Wallace

The Ice Man Cometh

Turns Out, Plunging Your Body Into an Ice Bath Has Physical and Mental Health Benefits

Cannon is the only Wim Hof Method instructor in Sarasota-Manatee. He explains the mental and physical benefits of this practice.

08/26/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Beaches

How Seriously Should We Take No-Swim Advisories?

After a recent spate of no-swim advisories, we asked the Florida Department of Health what causes them and what precautions we need to take.

08/25/2022 By Bethany Ritz

Stronger Than Yesterday

Sarasota CrossFit Gym Finds a New Home in Historic Rosemary District Building

The gym, whose building used to be a fish market, will hold a grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 3.

08/24/2022 By Allison Forsyth

On The Ropes

A Legendary Sarasota Boxing Club Is Looking For a New Home

Our writer visited Sarasota Boxing Club founder Coach Harold Wilen, who shared the club's history and gave her some pointers.

08/18/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

Can a Good Night's Sleep Help Your Heart?

The American Heart Association recently added sleep to its cardiovascular health checklist.

08/17/2022 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

The CDC Loosens Its Covid-19 Quarantine and Testing Guidelines

You no longer have to quarantine if you've been exposed to the virus.

08/15/2022 By Allison Forsyth

A New Hope

These Transitional Living Homes Help Women Struggling With Addiction Get Clean

The organization was founded in 2017 by Danielle Thorpe and Tim Gallien, and now has five homes where women can live to get clean.

08/12/2022 By Allison Forsyth

New School

A New Nursing School Is Open for Fall in Sarasota

The accredited professional nursing school will offer general education evening classes and day-time classes for students to receive a B.S. in nursing.

08/10/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

Is There Such a Thing as 'Brain Food'?

According to studies and this Sarasota nutritionist, there is.

08/10/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Health News

Sarasota Memorial Is Building a New Hospital in North Port

The new campus will be constructed on a 32-acre undeveloped site in the 4900 block of Sumter Boulevard, near I-75.

08/10/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Life Bites

How To Protect Yourself From Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

West Nile virus has been detected in Sarasota County. Here are some tips for keeping these pesky insects at bay.

08/09/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Ask a Pediatrician

How to Keep Kids Healthy During Back-to-School Season

Sarasota's Dr. Katherine Keeley answers questions about physicals, vaccines and how to stop the spread of germs.

08/08/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Health News

Monkeypox Has Been Declared a National Health Emergency

The virus, which creates lesions on the skin, has infected more than 6,000 people in the U.S. So far, there's been one case in Sarasota County.

08/05/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Downtown Zen

You Can Now Take a Free Outdoor Yoga Class at Rosemary Park Every Friday

The classes take place at the new downtown park on Fridays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

08/04/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

Can New AI Tools Detect Heart Disease Early?

Scientists at Cedars-Sinai developed an algorithm that can read cardiac ultrasounds and detect heart disease before symptoms arise. Sarasota cardiologist Dr. Ajithan shares why early detection is key to treatment.

08/03/2022 By Allison Forsyth