Health & Fitness

Tropical Storm Idalia

Suncoast Blood Centers Requests Donations Ahead of Idalia

In general, healthy adults over the age of 16 with no history of blood-borne illness or pathogens can donate blood.

08/28/2023 By Staff

Hot Topics

How to Spot the Early, Lesser-Known Signs of Perimenopause

If you’re experiencing insomnia, heart problems or anxiety, it could be perimenopause—even if you’re still in your 30s.

07/05/2023 By Bethany Ritz

Hot Topics

What Florida's Six-Week Abortion Ban Means for Women

Physicians say the new law, if enacted, will prevent pregnant women from receiving needed care.

07/05/2023 By Elizabeth Djinis

Health Alert

Florida Health Department Issues Mosquito-Borne Illness Alert in Response to Sarasota Malaria Cases

Four cases of malaria have been reported in Sarasota County. All were contracted locally.

06/27/2023 By Staff

Father's Day

The Best Massage Tools for Dad

Father's Day is an often-neglected holiday, but dads need some tender attention, too. Here are the three best massage tools for his aching muscles.

06/15/2023 By Isaac Eger

Companion Cats

Cat Depot Has Partnered With the Pets for the Elderly Foundation to Help Seniors Adopt Cats

The foundation will provide funding for Sarasota's seniors to adopt companion animals, which can benefit the health of both the cats and their elderly caretakers.

06/08/2023 By Isaac Eger

Pump You Up

Celebrity Trainer Steve Schewe on How to Work Out Well at Any Age

Schewe built his fitness career alongside the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno.

04/18/2023 By Heather Dunhill

Local Champ

Local Boxer Wins Florida Golden Gloves Title

Sarasota's E.J. Griffitts III will now compete for the national title.

04/13/2023 By Isaac Eger


Sarasota Is the Worst City in Florida for Allergies

And it's the sixth worst city in America for those suffering from allergies.

03/22/2023 By Isaac Eger

Inability to Cope

Sarasota's Mental Health Crisis Isn't Going Away, and Families Are Struggling to Stay Together

Drug addiction, financial insecurity and unaddressed mental health problems are leading to high numbers of children being removed from their parents' care.

03/13/2023 By Matthew Gutierrez

swim advisory

In Addition to Red Tide, We've Got to Be Vigilant About Elevated Bacteria Levels in Our Waters Right Now

The Florida Department of Health found unsafe levels of bacteria in our Sarasota Bay this week.

03/10/2023 By Isaac Eger

Your Health Questions Answered

'Am I Dying Or Are Red Tide and Pollen Making Me Miserable?'

If your sinuses are already inflamed from all the pollen in the air, red tide aerosols coming off the water are going to find it even easier to get into your system and irritate you.

03/09/2023 By Isaac Eger

Fiber Vibes

Is Psyllium Husk Good for You?

Americans suffer from a severe lack of fiber in their diets. Supplements like pysllium husk offer a digestive lifeboat, but not without their own risks.

02/23/2023 By Isaac Eger

Your Health Questions Answered

What Are the Best Positions to Get a Good Night's Sleep?

Unfortunately, there isn't a simple answer.

02/16/2023 By Isaac Eger

Aging in Place

How to Create a Safe Space for Your Aging Loved One

Two local experts weigh in on how to navigate multigenerational living, with safety and fitness tips to increase quality of life.

02/14/2023 By Kim Doleatto


Why Are Police Officers Overdosing From Fentanyl?

Despite medical evidence that shows that incidental contact with the opioid is not enough to cause an overdose, fear of doing so persists.

02/09/2023 By Isaac Eger


Canadian Neuroscientist Wins Prestigious Baranick Foundation Award

Dr. Ruth Ann Marrie is the winner of this year's Barancik Prize for Innovation in Multiple Sclerosis Research.

02/09/2023 By Isaac Eger

Your Health Questions Answered

Are There Harmful Metals in Our Chocolate?

High levels of lead and cadmium are found in many of our favorite chocolates. What can we do to avoid them?

02/09/2023 By Isaac Eger

Tune Up

The Do's and Dont's of a Healthy Relationship, According to Couples' Therapists

Valentine's Day is a good time to reflect on your relationship and check in with your partner.

02/09/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Crap Load

Sarasota Has a Poop Problem

Some water samples from Suncoast Waterkeeper show too much human DNA in our waters.

01/27/2023 By Isaac Eger