The Vegan Way

Nine Great Vegan Lunches

Local restaurants where eating vegan is a treat.

02/04/2019 By Isaac Eger

Health care

Blood Bank Joins National Testing Cooperative

SunCoast Blood Bank recently joined the National Blood Testing Cooperative, which provides testing services at cost.

01/30/2019 By Staff

Health care

Meeting Will Focus on 'Medicare for All' Proposals

Representatives from National Nurses United, a union that represents more than 150,000 registered nurses in the U.S., are discussing the topic on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

01/29/2019 By Staff

Trendspotting

I Tried It: Celery Juice

Our digital editor jumped onboard the celery juice craze.

01/28/2019 By Megan McDonald

Health care

Gala Raises $1.2 Million for Cardiac Care

Seven hundred guests attended the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation fundraiser earlier this month.

01/25/2019 By Staff

Education

Nonprofit Names New Preschool Program Director

The Florida Center for Early Childhood recently hired Susan Miranda as the new director of its Starfish Academy.

01/25/2019 By Staff

Health care

Percentage of Americans Without Health Insurance Increases

The portion of adult Americans not covered by health insurance rose to 13.7 percent at the end of last year, up from 12.2 percent a year prior and up from 10.9 percent in late 2016.

01/24/2019 By Staff

Unity Awards 2019

Claudia Baeza Gives Free Yoga Classes to Those Who Need Them Most

"Years of therapy did not help me this much.”

01/24/2019 By Megan McDonald

Health care

Hospital Breaks Ground on New Radiation Oncology Center

The Sarasota Memorial Health Care System center is expected to open next summer and will offer advanced radiation therapy and treatment.

01/23/2019 By Staff

Bottoms Up

Omega-3 Innovations Launches New Fish Oil Vials

Omega3 Innovations has been selling fish oil for years. Now the company has just released Omega Cure Extra Strength Vials, an alternative to traditional fish oil capsules that's packed with nutrients.

01/23/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Health

Teen Vaping Up in 2018

The number of American high school students vaping nicotine rose dramatically between 2017 and 2018, according to new survey results.

01/10/2019 By Staff

Nonprofits

$1.5 Million Federal Grant Will Support 'Healthy Families' Program

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recently awarded the money to JFCS of the Suncoast.

12/27/2018 By Staff

Health care

Grant Will Help Mental Health Program for Children

Compeer Sarasota was recently awarded a $95,000 grant to serve children 5 to 17 years old.

12/27/2018 By Staff

Health care

Hospital Acquires New Robot to Treat Lung Cancer Patients

The robot includes a flexible endoscope that doctors use to navigate and search delicate, distant branches of the lung.

12/26/2018 By Staff

Health care

Grant Will Fund Cancer Patient Navigation Program

The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation recently awarded a $680,540 grant to the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation.

12/18/2018 By Staff

Health care

Leader of Mental Health Nonprofit to Retire

John Minge III will retire in January from his position as chief executive officer of Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.

12/10/2018 By Staff

Health care

Dentist Opens New Office in Lakewood Ranch

Dr. Allison O'Brien is celebrating the opening of her new dental office with a ribbon cutting next week.

12/06/2018 By Staff

Construction

Builder Completes Nonprofit's New Aquatic Therapy Facility

Halfacre Construction Company recently completed construction on a new aquatic amenity for The Haven, a nonprofit that serves children and adults with disabilities.

12/05/2018 By Staff

Super Sunscreens

5 Sunscreens Dermatologists Swear By

In Florida, winter still calls for sunscreen.

12/03/2018 By Heather Dunhill

Hemp Health Craze

CBD Is Smoking Hot in Retail—How Do You Tell the Good From the Bad?

The main way to distinguish a legitimate CBD product from an also-ran is transparency.

12/03/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker