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Cause and Effect

New Research Is Exploring the Connection Between Alzheimer's and Inflammation

Local experts offer tips for people to prepare their future by creating good habits now.

11/13/2022 By Elizabeth Djinis

Health News

How Worried Should We Be About RSV?

We spoke with an infectious disease doctor from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital to learn more.

11/10/2022 By Isaac Eger

Swim Advisory

Where Is It Safe to Swim in Sarasota Right Now?

Officials have detected fecal bacteria and red tide in our waterways. We spoke with an expert in Sarasota water quality to find out where it's safe to swim.

11/04/2022 By Isaac Eger

Your Health Questions Answered

How Can You Make Sure You've Got Real Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Not the Fake Stuff?

We enlisted the help of an olive oil expert to sort the good from the bad.

11/02/2022 By Isaac Eger

Your Health Questions Answered

Is Marijuana Becoming Too Strong?

The amount of THC in marijuana is rising. We asked a doctor if that's a concern.

10/26/2022 By Isaac Eger

Mind Over Matter

How Meditation Can Help You Deal With Stressful Events

Like hurricane season, for example.

10/18/2022 By Matthew Gutierrez

Walk in Pink

This Year's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Takes Place on Saturday

Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in women. Walk for a good cause at Nathan Benderson Park this weekend.

10/17/2022 By Dariela Delgado

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

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

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