Health & Fitness

The Pandemic

What to Know about the Omicron Variant and Covid Booster Shots

Covid cases are on the rise in Florida—but so are vaccination rates.

12/17/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Medical Marijuana

Sunnyside Dispensary Opens in Sarasota

The store is Cresco Labs' 13th Sunnyside dispensary in the state and 45th nationwide.

12/16/2021 Photography by Staff

Your Health Questions Answered

We Live in Florida. Do We Still Need to Worry About Our Vitamin D Levels?

Around the world, about 1 billion people are vitamin D deficient, and they are found in both sunny and rainy climates.

12/15/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

How Long Are You Contagious After Having the Flu?

A local infectious disease specialist answers our many questions about the flu.

12/08/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Medical Marijuana

Cannabist Store to Open in Sarasota Today

The store will serve patients with a medical card issued by the state of Florida.

12/07/2021 By Staff

Covid-19 Update

Is Sarasota County Testing For the Omicron Variant?

So far, no cases have been detected in Sarasota or in Florida, and health officials say demand for vaccines is high.

12/06/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

Updated: Here's What We Know So Far About the Covid-19 Omicron Variant

The first cases in the U.S. have been detected in California and Minnesota.

12/02/2021 By Allison Forsyth

New Year, New Face?

What Are the Most Popular Plastic Surgeries in Sarasota?

A Sarasota surgeon tell us what types of work people are having done.

12/02/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

Is it Safe to Reheat Those Holiday Leftovers in the Microwave?

'Tis the season of feasts. With feasts come leftovers—and yep, the microwave is still the best way to reheat.

12/01/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Ascend into Astrology

How Tonight's Full Moon in Taurus Will Affect Your Star Sign

Local astrologer Suzanne Gerber shares how each sign will experience change with relationships and personal security.

11/19/2021 By Dedriana Perry

Your Health Questions Answered

How Can We Stay Healthy and Safe This Holiday Season?

A Sarasota physician provides holiday health tips in the midst of flu season and Covid-19 concerns.

11/17/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

What Are Some Common Myths About Alzheimer's Disease?

November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. Here are what researchers say are the top five myths about living with the disease.

11/10/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The pandemic

Where Can Children Get the Covid-19 Vaccine in Sarasota?

Plus: other information parents need to know.

11/10/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

How Can We Practice Gratitude This November?

Here are some tips from a Sarasota school psychologist Tara Motzenbecker on the ways you can practice gratitude this month—and all year long.

11/03/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Bumpin' Up

Did Covid-19 Create a 'Baby Boom' in Sarasota?

There's been a nationwide decline in births, but not in Sarasota.

11/02/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Covid News

Should You Get a Covid-19 Booster Shot?

Booster shots are now approved for anyone age 18 and older—here's what you need to know.

11/01/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Health News

USF, SMH to Partner to Address Nursing Shortage

A new program will seek to improve the working environment for nurses facing burnout and stress as the pandemic persists.

10/27/2021 By Staff

Your Health Questions Answered

How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy During Halloween Season

With Halloween season comes lots of sugar, which is delicious—but it can wreak havoc on your teeth and gums. Here are some healthy habits to keep in mind as you snack.

10/27/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Health

Can Improv Classes Sharpen Your Mind?

Improvisation classes are not just for actors. Florida Studio Theatre offers improv for anyone looking to improve mental health, cognition and memory.

10/26/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

What is Sleep Hygiene, and How Can We Improve Our Own?

Sleep hygiene promotes better sleep through an ideal bedroom environment and daily routines. A Sarasota specialist offers some background and tips.

10/20/2021 By Allison Forsyth