Health & Fitness

Mental Health

The National Suicide Hotline Has a New Number

Starting Saturday, July 16, call or text 988 if you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis.

07/15/2022 By Allison Forsyth

The Other Virus

What to Know About Monkeypox Symptoms and Vaccines

More than 40,000 doses of FDA-approved, two-dose vaccine JYNNEOS have been distributed in the U.S. since July 7.

07/14/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Heart Health

Wearing a Heart Monitor Can Improve Your Workout—and Your Overall Health

"Fitness as it's related to your heart is so important for physical, mental and emotional wellbeing," says OrangeTheory trainer Aimee Reffner.

07/13/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Downtown Docs

Two New Medical Offices Will Open in Downtown Wellen Park By 2023

Florida Lakes Vein Center and Seymour Smiles Orthodontics will open next to retail shops, restaurants and more.

07/12/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Warm Water Warning

What to Know About Flesh-Eating Bacteria in Florida

Here's how to stay safe.

07/12/2022 By Chloe Nelson

Safe space

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Adds New Pediatric Emergency Waiting Room

The space was designed to make the experience of going to the E.R. less traumatic for children.

07/11/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Delete Your Account

Do You Need to Take a Break From Social Media?

The 30-day challenge helps clear your mind and improve mental health. Sarasota life coach Tammy Barnett shares some tips to make use of this time.

07/05/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Health News

Sarasota Memorial Once Again Ranked Among the Nation's Top 100 Hospitals

It was also named one of the top 40 teaching hospitals and top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the country.

07/01/2022 By Staff

Hot Flash

It's Crazy Hot Out. Should You Be Exercising Outdoors?

Maybe, but if you do, you'll want to follow these tips from fitness expert Rachel Reddish.

07/01/2022 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

What You Need to Know About Covid-19 Vaccines for Kids Under 5

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital physician Dr. Fernando Bula answers our questions about the newly approved vaccines.

06/30/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

What You Need to Know About Rebounding, the Popular Trampoline Fitness Trend

Rebounding, also known as bounce class, involves jumping on a trampoline for cardiovascular exercise. Sarasota Sand Barre owner Erika Carter shares the benefits.

06/29/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Spine Time

Suffering From Chronic Back Pain? This New Non-Surgical Treatment May Help.

Dr. Richard Bundschu has performed Intracept a few times at his outpatient facility in Bradenton. The treatment takes 60-90 minutes and recovery takes a few days.

06/28/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Everything Zen

Tai Chi Can Help Prevent Falls and Improve Your Mental Health

The discipline has been around for 3,000 years. Dr. Aihan Kuhn of Sarasota's Tai Chi and Qi Gong Institute shares more.

06/27/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Breaking

What the End of Roe v. Wade Means for Florida

A ban on abortions after 15 weeks is set to go into effect in Florida at the beginning of July.

06/24/2022 By Elizabeth Djinis

Pearly Whites

Urgent Care Dental Practice Opens in Bradenton

The first of its kind in the nation, Urgent Dental Care is open seven days a week and treats all sorts of dental emergencies.

06/24/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Screen Time

The Best Sunscreens for 2022, According to Sarasota Dermatologists

Living in sunny Sarasota means it's necessary to lather on the sunscreen. Local dermatologists share their top picks.

06/23/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

If You're Eating Less Meat, You Might Be a 'Reducetarian' and Not Even Know It

The diet where you eat less meat was named a top food trend by Whole Foods Market.

06/22/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Drink Up

How to Stay Hydrated Like Tom Brady

In celebration of National Hydration Day, Tom Brady's Tampa-based company, TB12, shares secret insight to how the football star stays hydrated.

06/21/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Summertime Sadness

A National Lifeguard Shortage Is Forcing Local Pools to Reduce Their Hours

Due to the pandemic and rising living costs, Sarasota is experiencing a lifeguard shortage.

06/16/2022 By Chloe Nelson

Ask a Personal Trainer

Exercise Is Essential for Prenatal and Postpartum Health

Core SRQ personal trainer Liya Naidorf teaches prenatal and postpartum exercise classes and shares nutrition, mental health and fitness tips for new moms.

06/16/2022 By Allison Forsyth