Health News

Second Manatee County Resident Tests Presumptive Positive for Coronavirus

There are 115 coronavirus tests currently pending in Florida, and 302 people currently being monitored.

03/09/2020 By Megan McDonald

Going pro

Café Evergreen Wants You to Eat Like a Superstar Athlete

With its new Food Is Fuel program, the Nokomis restaurant is offering discounts to students to help them boost their athletic and academic performance.

03/09/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Health News

New Roskamp Institute Clinical Research Shows Promise of Drug in Slowing Early Stage Alzheimer’s Disease

More than 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease.

03/06/2020 By Staff

Health News

SMH Says First Batch of COVID-19 Tests Are Negative

The hospital recently tested 14 patients with unexplained respiratory illness; it has also set up a 24/7 coronavirus command center and a public hotline.

03/05/2020 By Megan McDonald

Health News

Coronavirus: Local Schools to Remain Open; Third Case Presumptively Confirmed

Both school districts are implementing enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures; the third coronavirus case is the sister of a Hillsborough County woman whose case was already confirmed.

03/03/2020 By Megan McDonald

Health News

Updates: Coronavirus Is Here. This Is What We Know So Far

Plus, tips from the Florida Department of Health for minimizing your risk of contamination.

03/02/2020 By Megan McDonald

Breaking News

DeSantis Declares Public Health Emergency After Two Floridians 'Presumptively' Test Positive for Coronavirus

One of the patients is a Manatee County resident who is being treated at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota.

03/01/2020 By Megan McDonald

Nursing

Scholarships Available for Local Nurses, Nursing Students

Since 2016, SNAC has awarded $264,000 in nursing scholarships to 72 local recipients.

02/27/2020 By Staff

Health News

Venice Regional Bayfront Health Now Offering Palliative Care Services

Care is provided through the hospital's collaboration with Connexis Medical Services.

02/21/2020 By Staff

Jobs

Women’s Resource Center’s Career Connections Program Will Offer Free CNA Training Session

Representatives from local healthcare systems will be on hand with information about classes, scholarships, employment and other opportunities.

02/20/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Hospital Appoints Breast Program Director for New Cancer Institute

Dr. Russell Novak has practiced in Sarasota since 1986 and held multiple leadership positions at Sarasota Memorial, including as past chief of surgery.

02/19/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Adds Specialist to GI Oncology Team

Dr. Stephen Kucera is a specialist in digestive and gastrointestinal diseases.

02/18/2020 By Staff

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We Tried It: A CBD Massage

Are CBD massages all hype—or powerful elixirs for stress relief? Our beauty editor finds out.

02/17/2020 By Heather Dunhill

Sustainability

Zero Waste Bar Opens

The store is located inside the Bazaar on Apricot and Lime.

02/10/2020 By Staff

Brain Storm

Brain Health Initiative for the Florida Gulf Coast Region and Beyond

A decades-long brain health and performance study headquartered in Lakewood Ranch has launched.

02/08/2020

Health News

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Makes Honor Roll in Nation's First 'Tipping Point' Challenge

Sarasota Memorial Hospital was among 95 organizations to receive national recognition for improving care for people living with a serious illness.

02/07/2020 By Staff

Health

New Class Teaches the Movements of Ballet to People With Parkinson's

Dancing Through Parkinson’s participants work on range of motion, strength and muscle tone, all while practicing deliberate movements and coordination.

02/06/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Health News

Federal Government Releases Report Card for Nation's Hospitals

Here's how our area hospitals ranked.

01/30/2020 By Staff

How to Save a Life

Simulated Teenagers Are Training Sarasota County School Staff to Help Troubled Students

The new training is a response to a spreading mental health crisis among young Americans.

01/30/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fitness

New Gym Opens in Lakewood Ranch

D1 Training was co-founded by Tim Tebow and Peyton Manning.

01/29/2020 By Staff