Buzz Kill

Medical Marijuana Usage is Soaring, But Arrests for Recreational Pot Are, Too

Arrests for recreational usage (under 20 grams) have soared in Sarasota County, up nearly 35 percent last year compared to 2010. And so far this year, arrest rates are still rising. What gives?

06/27/2018 By David Hackett

Philanthropy

Foundation Approves More than $3.3 Million in Health Care Grants

Nine of the grants were awarded to Sarasota Memorial Health Care System and one was made to Good Samaritan Pharmacy & Health Services.

06/22/2018 By Staff

Health care

Physician Honored for Work Combating Prescription Drug Abuse

Dr. Fabian Ramos recently received the Sarasota Medical Alliance Foundation and Society's 2018 Community Health Advocacy Award.

06/19/2018 By Staff

Health care

Sarasota Memorial Picks President for New South County Hospital

The new president, Sharon Roush, comes from South Bay Hospital in Sun City, Florida.

06/15/2018 By Staff

Parts Unknown

Remembering Anthony Bourdain

Sunday nights will never be the same.

06/13/2018 By Judi Gallagher

New hires

HIV/AIDS Nonprofit Selects New Chief Advancement Officer

Sarasota's CAN Community Health recently hired Roger Capote, formerly of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

06/08/2018 By Staff

Invest in Yourself

Celebrate Global Wellness Day With These Tips From Local Experts

Bring a little self-care into your daily routine.

06/08/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Health care

Nonprofits Expand Free Mental Health Programs for Veterans

Goodwill Manasota and SRQ Vets are expanding their BRAVE program.

06/04/2018 By Staff

Testing, Testing

From Dermal Resurfacing to Iron Therapy, Sarasota-Manatee is a Hub for Clinical Trials

In 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved 47 new cancer drugs; 38 of them were tested right here in Sarasota.

06/01/2018 By Hannah Wallace

Health care

Study Examines Accuracy of Diagnostic Test Created By Sarasota Company

Annals of Medicine recently published results of a study that support the accuracy of a medical diagnostic test created by RPS Diagnostics.

05/31/2018 By Staff

One Day

A Day in the Life of Buddhist Teacher Gen Chodor

We spend a meditative day with Buddhist teacher Gen Chodor.

05/30/2018 By Susan Burns

Appointments

Philanthropic Cardiologist Joins Health Care Foundation Board

Cardiologist and medical educator Joel Morganroth, M.D., recently joined the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

05/21/2018 By Staff

Health care

American Birth Rate Hits Record Low

The number of births in America hit a 30-year-low in 2017.

05/18/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

New Program Addresses Health Care Language Barriers

The Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center is offering training for medical interpreters.

05/17/2018 By Staff

Public health

State Sues Opioid Makers, Distributers

The office of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Tuesday filed a lawsuit aimed at 20 opioid manufacturers and distributers.

05/16/2018 By Staff

Appointments

Nonprofit Names New Board Chair

Dean Miller was recently named chair-elect of the JFCS of the Suncoast board of directors.

05/14/2018 By Staff

Health care

Company Introduces High-Tech Opioid Dispenser

Robrady Design recently launched Pill, a "smart" drug dispenser it says could be used to combat the opioid addiction crisis.

05/09/2018 By Staff

Health care

Sarasota Memorial Moving Ahead with Plans for Venice Hospital

A judge on Tuesday recommended that Sarasota Memorial Hospital be allowed to open a new hospital in Venice.

05/09/2018 By Staff

Health care

Number of Floridians Without Health Insurance Rises

The portion of Floridians without health insurance rose by 1.4 percentage points between 2016 and 2017.

05/09/2018 By Staff

Data

Florida's Health Care System Ranked No. 48 in the Country

Florida has the fourth-worst health care system in the country, according to a new ranking published by The Commonwealth Fund.

05/07/2018 By Staff