Health & Fitness

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

The Pandemic

The CDC Loosens Its Covid-19 Quarantine and Testing Guidelines

You no longer have to quarantine if you've been exposed to the virus.

08/15/2022 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

Life Bites

How To Protect Yourself From Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

West Nile virus has been detected in Sarasota County. Here are some tips for keeping these pesky insects at bay.

08/09/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Ask a Pediatrician

How to Keep Kids Healthy During Back-to-School Season

Sarasota's Dr. Katherine Keeley answers questions about physicals, vaccines and how to stop the spread of germs.

08/08/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Health News

Monkeypox Has Been Declared a National Health Emergency

The virus, which creates lesions on the skin, has infected more than 6,000 people in the U.S. So far, there's been one case in Sarasota County.

08/05/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Downtown Zen

You Can Now Take a Free Outdoor Yoga Class at Rosemary Park Every Friday

The classes take place at the new downtown park on Fridays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

08/04/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

Can New AI Tools Detect Heart Disease Early?

Scientists at Cedars-Sinai developed an algorithm that can read cardiac ultrasounds and detect heart disease before symptoms arise. Sarasota cardiologist Dr. Ajithan shares why early detection is key to treatment.

08/03/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Health News

Sarasota Memorial Named to U.S. News & World Report 'Best Hospitals' List for Specialty Care

It was the only hospital on the Suncoast to place, with 16 top performer ratings for treating various conditions.

08/03/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Off to the Races

Camp Gladiator Is Bringing 'Fitness Races' to Nathan Benderson Park

Camp Gladiator fitness trainer Willie Thomas tell us about the 5K that involves workouts instead of running.

08/02/2022 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

The Covid BA.5 Mutation Is Causing an Increase in Cases, Hospitalizations

The statewide test positivity rate is 24 percent, with more than 10,000 new cases as of Monday, July 25.

07/28/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

What's the Latest Treatment for Sleep Apnea?

Dr. Mathew Edlund from the Center for Circadian Medicine tells us more about Inspire—an implantable device that stimulates and opens the airway.

07/27/2022 By Allison Forsyth

High Society

What's Better for Chronic Pain: CBD or THC?

A new medical study offers interesting information about cannabis and chronic pain.

07/26/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Science

Researchers Are Studying How Red Tide Affects Our Long-Term Health

Studies have found red tide can have a lasting effect on the brain and lungs.

07/21/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

This Trendy Chia Seed Drink Is Actually Healthy, Experts Say

Dr. Marc Bernstein at Gastroenterology Associates of Sarasota says the chia seed drink can actually help relieve constipation.

07/20/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Step It Up

Jazz Up Your Walking Routine at These Five Sarasota Spots

From scavenger hunts to hiking practice to Swedish fartlek, here are some great ways to up the ante on your walking game.

07/19/2022 By Allison Forsyth