The Pandemic

Here's What You Need to Know About the Covid-19 Vaccine in Sarasota-Manatee

We're keeping this post updated every day.

01/27/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

What's the Best Way to Heal Dry Skin?

Florida's constantly changing weather can wreak havoc on your skin. Here's what to look for in a healing product.

01/27/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Game On

Active Adult Communities are the Future for Baby Boomers Retiring to Our Area

These communities are all designed to cater to older adults’ emphasis on wellness, and to have fun staying that way.

01/26/2021 By Ilene Denton

Hometown Heroes

Sarasota Memorial Front-Line Workers Invited to Super Bowl LV

The 5 Waldemere Tower patient care team team works on one of the hospital's busiest COVID-19 units. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell surprised them with the news.

01/22/2021 By Staff

Your Health Questions Answered

Can Allergy Treatments Improve Your Hearing?

Environmental allergies can cause poor hearing, tinnitus and a loss of balance.

01/20/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Health News

American Skin Association Opens Sarasota Facility

Overseeing ASA's Florida efforts will be board member Eric Kaplan, Esq., and Dr. R. Dean Hautamaki, senior medical advisor for Florida.

01/14/2021 By Staff


Tested Positive for Covid-19? Here Are Treatment Options

There are treatments available for Covid-19 patients before their condition becomes severe—and even before they any develop symptoms at all.

01/14/2021 With Hannah Wallace

Your Health Questions Answered

How Does the Covid-19 Vaccine Work?

The vaccine does not use a live virus, like other vaccines, but instead relies on messenger RNA to help the body prevent infection.

01/13/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Change of Direction

How a Sarasota Catering Business Shifted Into a Meals-to-Go Operation

When the Covid-19 pandemic put a halt to much of Zildjian Catering & Consulting's events catering business, the company ramped up its takeout division.

01/12/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Health News

Cryotherapy Business to Host Open House

The free outdoor event will feature local gyms, apparel companies, and fitness and health food businesses.

01/07/2021 By Staff

Your Health Questions Answered

Do Weighted Blankets Really Help You Sleep Better?

Doctors say the feeling of pressure on the body can bring a sense of comfort during sleep.

01/06/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Home Gym 2.0

How to Set Up the Perfect Home Gym

What you need to create the perfect workout room.

01/04/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The New Healthy

How to Make 2021 Your Healthiest Year Yet

From enrolling in a Zoom fitness class to consulting with a genetic counselor, we’ve compiled dozens of ways for you to make 2021 your best ever.

12/29/2020 Edited by Cooper Levey-Baker Illustrations by Jordan Kay

Breaking News

Covid-19 Vaccinations Begin for Front Line Health Workers, Those Age 65-Plus

DOH Sarasota will have 150 COVID-19 vaccines today, and appointments are required.

12/29/2020 By Staff

Breaking News

Covid-19 Vaccine Arrives in Sarasota-Manatee

Both counties began vaccinating doctors, nurses and other first responders today.

12/22/2020 By Megan McDonald


Healthcare Foundation Awards More Than $1.5 Million in Grants

The grants include funds for Ultra Cold Vaccine Freezers to store the Covid-19 vaccine.

12/21/2020 By Staff

Health care

Hospital Foundation Adds Two New Board Members

Gary Dornbush and Sandi Stuart recently joined the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation board.

12/17/2020 By Staff

Mental health

Behavioral Health Response Team to Work With Police Departments

First Step of Sarasota has partnered with local law enforcement agencies to help individuals in behavioral health crises.

12/16/2020 By Staff

Health care

Medical Center Works to Promote Organ, Eye and Tissue Donations

Since April 2019, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center has added 151 donors to local registries.

12/15/2020 By Staff

Health care

Clinician Honored With 'Behavioral Health Pandemic Hero Award'

Centerstone's Angela Dunbar was recently recognized by the Florida Behavioral Health Association.

12/15/2020 By Staff