Science

Sarasota Department of Health Receives Funding to Address Dementia on Local Level

The health department will lead implementation of public health action on dementia.

09/23/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Doctors Hospital Names New COO

Keisha Bickham will oversee several key departments, facilities, and new projects for the hospital.

09/22/2021 By Staff

Health News

Alzheimer’s Association Introduces ‘Lunch Time Learning’ Series for Caregivers

Two programs will help families navigate caregiving for loved ones with dementia.

09/21/2021 By Staff

Appointments

Gov. Ron DeSantis Names Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo Florida Surgeon General

Ladapo, a UF professor, has publicly questioned the efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines and supported the use of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for Covid.

09/21/2021 By Staff

Innovations

Sarasota Design Firm Launches Negative Pressure ULPA Filtration System

The portable system turn can any emergency or non-emergency healthcare setting into a negative pressure isolation environment.

09/16/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota Company Welcomes Former Surgeon General as Healthcare Advisor

Dr. Jerome Adams served as surgeon general from 2017-2021.

09/16/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

La Primavera Supermarket to Host Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic Saturday

The event will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be available.

09/09/2021 By Staff

Health News

Omeza Receives FDA Clearance for Omeza Collagen Matrix

When applied to a wound surface, the matrix is naturally incorporated into the wound over time.

09/08/2021 By Staff

Education

Despite DeSantis Appeal, Judge Rules School Mask Mandates Can Continue

In addition to allowing school districts to require masks, Judge John Cooper's decision ends the state's sanctions against 13 districts, including Sarasota County, that previously enacted mandates.

09/08/2021 By Megan McDonald

The Pandemic

Sarasota Memorial Expands ICU Due to Covid Surge

Sarasota Memorial Hospital expands its intensive care unit to accommodate severely ill Covid-19 patients

09/02/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Education

Sarasota School District Updates Face Mask Exemption Policy

The district is now only accepting exemption forms from MDs, DOs and nurse practitioners. The move comes after Venice chiropractor Dan Busch signed more than 500 medical exemption forms.

09/01/2021 By Megan McDonald

The Pandemic

Manatee Community Foundation to Host Covid-19 Information Event

Attendees will have the chance to hear from local health experts regarding Covid-19 data, testing, vaccine hesitancy and community response.

08/30/2021 By Staff

Breaking News

Florida Judge Strikes Down DeSantis' Ban on Mask Mandates in Schools

More Florida children are hospitalized with Covid-19 right now than at any other point in the pandemic.

08/27/2021 By Megan McDonald

Covid-19

Where to Get a Covid Test or Vaccine in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

Bookmark this list of local testing sites, vaccination sites and how to access Covid-related aid, such as rental assistance.

08/26/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

Are Metal Water Bottles Healthier for You?

Single-use plastic water bottles can have a negative impact on your health and the environment. Here are some metal brands we recommend for all your hydration needs.

08/25/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Vaccination

Empath Health Announces Vaccine Policy

The vaccine policy is an initiative of Empath Health senior leadership in consultation with clinical experts and endorsement from the board of directors.

08/24/2021 By Staff

Covid-19

What's the Difference Between a Covid Vaccine Booster and a Third Dose?

Covid-19 booster vaccines are different from a third mRNA shot. The latter is now being administered to the immunocompromised.

08/24/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

Local Organizations Sponsor Free Community Vaccine Clinics This Week

The clinics will take place on Saturday at Church of the Cross and Sunday at the Newtown-North Sarasota Redevelopment Office.

08/23/2021 By Staff

Breaking News

Sarasota School Board Approves Mask Mandate With Limited Exemptions

The measure will stay in place for 90 days, or until Sarasota County's Covid-19 test positivity rate falls.

08/20/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Philanthropy

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Receives $250,000 Gift

The donation, from Eliza and Hugh Culverhouse, will be used to help SMH respond to the current surge of Covid-19 cases

08/20/2021 By Staff