Rawsome

What's a Raw Vegan?

Raw vegan restaurants are popping up around Sarasota, touting impressive health benefits. So what's the deal?

06/18/2019 By Hanna Powers

Grand Opening

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Will Host Grand Opening Celebration, Ribbon Cutting

The event celebrates the completion of LWRMC's $28.5 million expansion project.

06/18/2019 By Staff

Healthcare

Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center, Blake Medical Center Partner on Nursing Program

Ten high school students enjoyed three days of guest speakers, hands-on activities, hospital tours and more.

06/14/2019 By Staff

Food Drive

Food Bank of Manatee to Distribute 120,000 Summer Meals to Students This Summer

According to Manatee County Schools, more than 60 percent of Manatee County students qualify for the federal Free and Reduced Lunch program.

06/13/2019 By Staff

Infectious Diseases

Sarasota County Residents and Visitors Urged to Get Vaccinated Against Measles

Although measles was thought to be eradicated in the United States in 2000, the disease has reappeared.

06/03/2019 Photography by Staff

Awards

Local Surgeon Receives State Society 'Excellence in Teaching' Award

Russell H. Samson is a clinical professor of surgery at Florida State University Medical School and a senior surgeon at Sarasota Vascular Specialties.

06/03/2019 By Staff

Health

Top Doctors 2019

Here's our annual list of Castle-Connolly's Top Doctors—and some answers to your most pressing health questions from the physicians on the list.

06/01/2019 By Staff

Health

Dr. Moya L. Alfonso Named New Executive Director of We Care Manatee, Inc.

Alfonso will lead the organization in its efforts to facilitate free medical care and specialty referral services for low-income, uninsured adult residents of Manatee County.

05/31/2019 By Staff

Health

Sarasota's RPS Diagnostics Merges With California Company

The initial focus is on the international launch of the FebriDx test.

05/29/2019 By Staff

Bionic Sight

A Local Ophthalmologist Uses New Technology to Restore Vision in Patients With Dry Macular Degeneration

Some Southwest Florida senior citizens now see through a tiny telescope implanted into one of their eyes.

05/29/2019 By Hannah Wallace

Fearless Fitness

We Tried It: Yoga With Tigers

On the fourth Saturday of each month, Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary will host Yoga With Tigers, a stunning way to connect with nature and yourself as you follow your flow.

05/29/2019 By Olivia Letts

Just Move

A New Book Highlights the Benefits of Fitness After 50

Fitness advocate and author Jim Owen is in Sarasota this month for a private speaking engagement. On June 5, he’ll be interviewed on Suncoast View.

05/24/2019 By Hannah Wallace

Safety First

Sarasota County Encourages Water Safety for Children and Families

According to SAFE Kids Worldwide, two-thirds of fatal drownings occur each year between May and August.

05/24/2019 By Staff

Skincare

May 26 Is National 'Don't Fry Day'—a Reminder to Take Care of Our Skin

Sarasota dermatologist Megan Bogart shares her tips for protecting yourself from the sun.

05/24/2019 By Hannah Wallace

Om

The Westin Sarasota Celebrates Global Wellness Day June 8

A free day of events includes yoga, cycling, a vendor village, speakers and more.

05/23/2019 By Staff

Health

Florida Department of Health Reports Surge in Hepatitis A Cases

More than 1,200 cases have been reported statewide.

05/22/2019 Photography by Staff

Health

First Watch Recognized as a 'Food Allergy Champion'

The restaurant has undergone extensive training initiatives.

05/20/2019 By Staff

Weekly Planner

A Blue Crab Festival, Morton's 50th Anniversary Party and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also happening: a walking food tour and a grand opening for the new Newtown Farmers Market location.

05/15/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Healthcare

Local Hospitals Receive 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

Englewood Community Hospital, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota and Sarasota Memorial Hospital all received 'A' grades.

05/15/2019 By Staff

Health

Florida Department of Health Promotes Heart Health with Free Program in Newtown

In 2017 in Sarasota County, the crude hypertension death rate for the black population was 20.5 per 100,000 people vs. the white population at 16.9 per 100,000 people.

05/14/2019 By Staff