Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County Reaches Fundraising Milestone

The Dr. Washington Clark Hill Endowment Fund will allow Healthy Start to expand its programs, increase resources and support other needs.

07/28/2021 By Staff

Health News

SMH Announces Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute Inaugural Physician Team

Medical oncologist Dr. Richard Brown will oversee the team of more than 70 community physicians.

07/28/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

CDC Issues New Mask Guidelines in Response to Surging Covid Cases

As of July 27, Florida was averaging 12,496 daily cases—a 124 percent increase over the previous 14 days.

07/28/2021 By Megan McDonald

Marching To The Beat

Cardio Drumming Is the Latest Workout Craze

TikTok sensation "Cardio Drumming Donna" teaches hundreds of people how to do this upbeat, fun exercise from her home in The Villages. Similar classes are available in Sarasota.

07/28/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

What are the Signs of Hearing Loss?

An audiologist gives us tips on preserving our hearing and when it's time to get a hearing test. (P.S.: Put away your Q-tips.)

07/28/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Health News

SMH Earns Multiple Spots on U.S. News 'Best Hospitals' List

The 2021-2022 rankings place SMH among America’s 50 best for specialized rehabilitation.



Busting Covid-19 Myths with a TikTok-Famous Immunologist

Morgan McSweeney, or "Dr. Noc," has been researching the virus since the beginning of the pandemic.

07/26/2021 By Allison Forsyth


The Zip Codes Where Vaccination Rates Are Highest

We also looked at the rest of the state to see where vaccination rates are highest and lowest.

07/22/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Mental Health

Sarasota Is Facing a Youth Mental Health Crisis, and Many Parents Can't Cope

Over the past year, 85 children in Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties have been removed from a home because of a parent or guardian's "inability to cope."

07/22/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker


New Campaign to Educate Families on Water Safety, Safe Sleeping

The grant will allow the Safe Children Coalition to launch a safe sleep educational campaign and give sleep safety and water safety kits to parents the organization serves in Manatee County.

07/21/2021 By Staff

Your Health Questions Answered

What Are the Benefits of Robotic Hip Surgery?

Makoplasty hip replacements use a robotic arm that aids surgeons in properly placing implants.

07/21/2021 By Allison Forsyth


Should Kids Still Be Wearing Masks?

Sarasota Memorial Hospital epidemiologist and infectious disease specialist Dr. Manuel Gordillo answers some important questions about masking and vaccination in children.

07/16/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Post-Covid Stress

A Sarasota Cardiologist Shares Her Self-Care Tips

Dr. Chippy Ajithan will speak about her mindful method at Jewish Family and Children's Services' BeyondMe Event on Thursday, July 22, at 6 p.m.

07/14/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

Are Nonfat Foods Healthier for You?

Foods advertised as non- and low-fat may still be unhealthy due to added sugar and preservatives.

07/14/2021 By Allison Forsyth


I'm Vaccinated. Do I Need to Worry Around the Unvaccinated?

Dr. Manuel Gordillo at Sarasota Memorial Hospital says that vaccinated people should remain careful in certain situations.

07/08/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

How Do You Find the Perfect Running Shoe?

Fleet Feet Sarasota and Fit2Run offer some fitting suggestions.

07/07/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Eye Health

Could Acupuncture Help Improve Macular Degeneration?

AiZen Healing Center in Sarasota is one of the few practices in Florida offering the alternative treatment.

07/07/2021 By Allison Forsyth


Tidewell Foundation Contributes Grant Toward New Family Grief Center in Ellenton

The $1.1 million in funding will used for the creation of the new Tidewell Family Grief Center in Ellenton.

06/30/2021 By Staff


SMH Laboratory Recognized for Year of Critical Services

The SMH lab team completed a record 4 million-plus lab tests in 2020 while introducing new testing platforms to identify patients infected with Covid-19.

06/30/2021 By Staff

Your Health Questions Answered

What's the Best Way to Stay Hydrated During Summer?

A coach from Tom Brady's TB12 answers our questions about how to beat the heat.

06/30/2021 By Allison Forsyth