Brain Talk

What's the Difference Between Normal Forgetfulness and Signs of Alzheimer's?

Dr. Lisa Genova shared tips from her new book, "Remember," at a Brain Health Initiative Event last Tuesday.

05/24/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

SMH Opens Doors to More Visitors

The hospital has resumed normal visiting hours from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily.

05/21/2021 By Staff

Brady Bunch

'I Tried the Tom Brady Diet...and Lasted Four Hours'

"I chugged enough almond milk to last a month."

05/21/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Blood Drive

Suncoast Blood Centers Urges Memorial Day Weekend Blood Donations

The blood bank says that blood supply across the country—including Sarasota-Manatee—is critically low.

05/20/2021 By Staff

Covid-19

CDC Says Vaccinated Americans Can Go Unmasked

But there are a still a few exceptions to the rule.

05/14/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Philanthropy

Healthcare Foundation Golf Tournament Raises $170,000

The funding will be used for Sarasota Memorial Hospital's Physicians Endowment.

05/13/2021 By Staff

I, Robot

New Technology Allows Hospital-Bound Seniors to Explore The Ringling

The Ohmni telepresence robot is controlled by patients via a tablet and allows them to move independently and interact with others.

05/11/2021 By Staff

Health News

Banyan Pediatric Care Opens in Sarasota

Banyan provides skilled nursing for special needs children ages birth to 21 in a childcare setting.

05/07/2021 By Staff

Scholarships

Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition Awards Scholarships

The 33 scholarships total $125,000.

05/06/2021 By Staff

Health care

'Paint the Town Orange Day' Connects People Living With Parkinson's Disease

The Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s recently held a number of virtual events to bring together people affected by Parkinson's.

05/06/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

Why Are Women at a Higher Risk for Eye Problems Than Men?

April was National Women's Eye Health Month. Here are some tips for everyone who is trying to keep their eyes healthy.

05/05/2021 By Allison Forsyth

#NotAloneSuncoast

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month. Here Are Some Local Sources for Help If You Need It

The Sarasota and Manatee Counties chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness offers a variety of webinars, support groups and a community blog.

04/27/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Good Deeds

OneBlood to Host Blood Drive in Honor of Local Boy

On May 4, OneBlood will donate $10 for every donor to the Benjamin Gilkey Fund for Innovative Pediatric Cancer Research.

04/27/2021 By Staff

Covid-19

Johnson & Johnson Vaccinations Resume in Florida, Nationwide

On Friday, April 23, the FDA and CDC approved continued use of the one-dose vaccine nationwide.

04/26/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Health News

SMH Moves Forward With Next Phase of Cancer Institute

With its inpatient oncology tower nearly complete, Sarasota Memorial Hospital has begun planning for two new outpatient cancer facilities at its Sarasota and Venice campuses.

04/22/2021 By Staff

Blood Drive

SunCoast Blood Centers Making Critical Call for Donations

Hospitals are experiencing an increase in patients requiring blood transfusions, the blood bank says.

04/16/2021 By Staff

Coronavirus

Experimental New Treatment Targets Deadly Inflammation in Covid Patients

Sarasota Memorial Hospital (SMH) is one of more than a dozen research sites nationwide participating in the trial.

04/15/2021 By Staff

Philanthropy

V Foundation Confirms Celebrity Guests for 2021 Dick Vitale Gala

To date, Dick Vitale has raised $37 million for pediatric cancer, and his foundation has distributed more than $55 million in pediatric cancer research grants.

04/12/2021 By Staff

Grants

Healthcare Foundation Awards $266,200 in Grants

The grants will aid the purchase of new technology and provide support to First Step of Sarasota.

04/12/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

City of Sarasota Revisiting Mask Mandate

The city commission voted 3-2 on Monday to begin reinstating the expired mask mandate.

04/06/2021 By Staff