Body & Wellness

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

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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

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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

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

Walk On

The 'Sarasota Walkers' Walking Group Offers Fitness and Friendship for All

Thirty to 40 people now show up at a time, looking to make friends or get in some cardio.

08/30/2021 By Allison Forsyth

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Can We Keep Our Home and Office Air Clean During Covid-19?

Bradenton allergist shares tips on how to keep air quality clean and prevent viruses and allergens from traveling in the air of your home and office space.

08/04/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Sun 'n' Fun

Here's How to Choose the Right Sunscreen for You This Summer

SkinSmart Dermatology's Dr. Elizabeth Callahan shares her top tips.

07/30/2021 By Allison Forsyth

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What are the Signs of Hearing Loss?

An audiologist gives us tips on preserving our hearing and when it's time to get a hearing test. (P.S.: Put away your Q-tips.)

07/28/2021 By Allison Forsyth

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What Are the Benefits of Robotic Hip Surgery?

Makoplasty hip replacements use a robotic arm that aids surgeons in properly placing implants.

07/21/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Post-Covid Stress

A Sarasota Cardiologist Shares Her Self-Care Tips

Dr. Chippy Ajithan will speak about her mindful method at Jewish Family and Children's Services' BeyondMe Event on Thursday, July 22, at 6 p.m.

07/14/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Eye Health

Could Acupuncture Help Improve Macular Degeneration?

AiZen Healing Center in Sarasota is one of the few practices in Florida offering the alternative treatment.

07/07/2021 By Allison Forsyth

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What's the Difference Between a Headache and a Migraine?

Headaches and migraines plague many of us. Here's how to find the warning signs and difference between the two.

06/23/2021 By Allison Forsyth

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Does Coffee Boost Your Metabolism?

Coffee has received mixed reviews from the medical community over the years. Does the stimulating drink have any benefits?

06/16/2021 By Allison Forsyth

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Can Turmeric Help Your Joints?

The yellow spice contains a compound that helps reduce inflammation and pain.

06/09/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Competitive Edge

Doctor-Athletes Tell Us How They Fuel Their Workouts

“I’m a physician first and then, in my other time, I get to be an athlete.”

05/28/2021 By Susan Burns

Wellness

Should We Eat Like Pro Athletes?

The answer is more complicated than you may think.

05/24/2021 By Allison Forsyth

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Are Anti-Perspirants Bad for You?

The sweat-wicking products don't have the best reputation. But physicians say they're not harmful.

05/19/2021 By Allison Forsyth

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Why Are Collagen Products So Popular Right Now?

Collagen is a type of protein found naturally in your skin, keeping it youthful and elastic. But can you benefit from the capsules, powders and injectables found on the market today?

04/28/2021 By Allison Forsyth

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Can Microneedling Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles?

The Botox alternative uses microscopic needles to promote fast healing and healthier skin.

04/14/2021 By Allison Forsyth