Lean on Me

Finally, LGBTQ Seniors Have Support for Aging Issues

In Sarasota County, where more than a third of the population is 65 and older, the demand for services for the aging is high. But it’s a crisis for LGBTQ adults in their 70s, 80s and 90s.

02/04/2019 By Ilene Denton

Buzzed

All About Beekeeping From Alma Johnson at Sarasota Honey Co.

It’s a labor of love for Johnson, who affectionately refers to the bees as her “little girls.”

02/04/2019 By Megan McDonald

Safe Sleep

Smitten Bassinet Boxes Help Babies Sleep Safely

“Parenthood is hard. We want to make it as easy as possible.”

02/04/2019 By Megan McDonald

Super Sunscreens

Five Doctor-Approved Sunscreens

The latest sunscreens not only protect, but also improve our skin.

02/04/2019 By Heather Dunhill

"It's Not Rocket Science"

'High Priestess of Health' Jane Brody Shares Seven Tips for Living Well

"I don’t believe in deprivation or diets because diets are something you go on and off of. You have to adopt a lifestyle."

02/04/2019 By Kay Kipling

Trials and Vials

Testing, Testing: Sarasota is a Hub for Clinical Trials

More than 600 clinical studies are underway in Sarasota.

02/04/2019 By Hannah Wallace

To the Dogs

Service, Support and Therapy Canines Go Everywhere—But Not Everyone is Happy

It’s almost impossible to determine how many dogs have these labels because no government agency at the federal, state or local level licenses them for support or therapy. But the trend is undeniable.

02/04/2019 By David Hackett

Healthy Beginnings

First 1000 Days Sarasota County Gives Hope to Moms and Babies

The care their children receive during their first 1,000 days will go a long way toward determining the trajectory of their lives.

02/04/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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