Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go Rollerblading at Venetian Waterway Park

Feel the wind in your hair (and wheels) while rollerblading this 10-mile paved path in Venice.

09/09/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Mental Health

September Is Suicide Prevention Month

In August, the CDC released data that revealed that one in four young adults had considered suicide because of the pandemic. Local organizations are taking action.

09/08/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Self Care

How Six Sarasotans Are Taking Care of Themselves Right Now

From exercising to baking to reading, here's how they're coping with the effects of the pandemic.

09/02/2020 By Heather Dunhill

'This Is the Wave of the Future'

How Telehealth Technology Is Changing Health Care

Since the beginning of the pandemic, doctors in Sarasota have embraced technology that lets them consult with patients remotely. Many say the change is here to stay.

08/31/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Fast Track

Plastic Surgeon Joins Burn, Plastic Surgery Team in Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch

James Kotick concentrates on procedures such as body contouring, breast augmentation, reconstruction and reduction, liposuction, tummy tuck, gender confirmation and facial aesthetics.

08/28/2020 By Staff

Awards

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Cardiac Unit Earns National Award for Excellence

The honor singles out units that successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with healthy work environment standards.

08/27/2020 By Staff

Awards

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Recognized for Excellence in Stroke Care

The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment.

08/26/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

SMH Nurse Named a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Jean Lucas is the chief nursing officer at Sarasota Memorial Hospital's new Venice hospital, scheduled to open in fall 2021.

08/25/2020 By Staff

Mental Health

SMH Hospital Board Approves Funding for New Behavioral Health Pavilion

The $65 million pavilion is scheduled to be completed in October 2023.

08/18/2020 By Staff

Health

Healthy Start Coalition Obtains Funding to Support Healthier Pregnancies in Newtown

Healthy Start's "Save My Life" program was created in 2006 in response to alarming racial disparities in maternal and infant health.

08/17/2020 By Staff

Grand reopening

Newtown Farmer's Market Reopens This Week

After being shut down because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the market will return on Friday and Saturday with new social distancing rules in place.

08/17/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Self-Care

Behavior Analyst Kabrena Williams on Self-Care for Special Needs Caregivers

“I’m here to hold you accountable for scheduling non-negotiable me time,” Williams says.

08/14/2020 By Heather Dunhill

Fitness

How to Stay Fit in the Zombie Apocalypse (And Other Virtual Lockdown Workouts)

Like everything else in 2020, workouts have had to undergo some adjustments.

08/11/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Moment of Joy

There's Nothing Like Gorging on Mangoes in the Summer

July and August are peak months to enjoy this tropical fruit.

08/10/2020 By Susan Burns

Fast Track

Family Medicine Doctor Joins Gulf Coast Medical Group

Dr. David Taing is board-certified in family medicine and fellowship-trained in sports medicine.

08/06/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Gastroenterology Network Adds New Physician to Sarasota Teams

Dr. David Schwimmer's specialties are the diagnosis, care and treatment of functional digestive disorders as well as immunological diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

07/31/2020 By Staff

Eat better, do better

Psychiatrist and Author Launches New Video Series on Nutrition and Brain Health

Dr. Uma Naidoo is the author of the new book This Is Your Brain on Food: An Indispensable Guide to the Surprising Foods That Fight Depression, PTSD, ADHD, Anxiety, OCD, and More.

07/31/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Health News

SMH Named a 'Standout' Hospital by U.S. News & World Report

The hospital was also recognized for its high performance in caring for Medicare patients.

07/28/2020 By Staff

COVID-19

How to Handle COVID-19 at Home

Most of us will quarantine at home when we're infected. Sarasota Memorial Hospital doctors offer tips for equipment and people to have on hand.

07/28/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Health News

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Named a 'Best Maternity Hospital'

The list—compiled by Newsweek in partnership with Leapfrog—includes 231 hospitals across 36 states.

07/27/2020 By Staff