Health & Fitness

Your Health Questions Answered

Is Marijuana Becoming Too Strong?

The amount of THC in marijuana is rising. We asked a doctor if that's a concern.

10/26/2022 By Isaac Eger

Mind Over Matter

How Meditation Can Help You Deal With Stressful Events

Like hurricane season, for example.

10/18/2022 By Matthew Gutierrez

Walk in Pink

This Year's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Takes Place on Saturday

Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in women. Walk for a good cause at Nathan Benderson Park this weekend.

10/17/2022 By Dariela Delgado

Open Court

Payne Park Tennis Center Is Expanding Its Hours

Just in time for cooler weather.

10/06/2022 By Isaac Eger


How to Stay Cool Without Electricity

Millions of Floridians are without power. Here are a few tricks to stay cool.

09/29/2022 By Isaac Eger

Feelin' Good

Owning a Dog Has Major Health Benefits

Studies have shown that dog owners have lower blood pressure and cholesterol and a lower resting heart rate than non-owners.

09/22/2022 By Matthew Gutierrez

New Wave

Drug Overdoses Are Rising Again. Why?

There have been 134 overdoses in Sarasota and 309 in Manatee since just this May, and the numbers keep growing.

09/16/2022 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

New Covid Omicron Booster Shots Are Available. Here's What to Know.

The new boosters target the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variants, the most prevalent strains of Covid in the U.S.

09/12/2022 By Megan McDonald


How a Trip to the Hospital Sent Me Into the Dark Recesses of My Own Mind

Last fall, I walked into Sarasota Memorial Hospital under my own power. This is the story of what happened next.

09/09/2022 By Hannah Wallace

The Ice Man Cometh

Turns Out, Plunging Your Body Into an Ice Bath Has Physical and Mental Health Benefits

Sarasota's Brock Cannon, a certified Wim Hof Method instructor, explains why.

08/26/2022 By Allison Forsyth


How Seriously Should We Take No-Swim Advisories?

After a recent spate of no-swim advisories, we asked the Florida Department of Health what causes them and what precautions we need to take.

08/25/2022 By Bethany Ritz

Stronger Than Yesterday

Sarasota CrossFit Gym Finds a New Home in Historic Rosemary District Building

The gym, whose building used to be a fish market, will hold a grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 3.

08/24/2022 By Allison Forsyth

On The Ropes

A Legendary Sarasota Boxing Club Is Looking For a New Home

I went to visit its famed owner, Coach Harold Wilen, who shared the club's history and gave me 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 has added sleep to its cardiovascular health checklist. Here's how to get a good night's rest.

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

SARA was founded in 2017 and has five homes where women go to recover from drugs and alcohol abuse.

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 BSN.

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, the answer is yes.

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