Health & Fitness

The pandemic

Is There a Difference Between Omicron and Delta Variant Symptoms?

While both Covid-19 variants cause things like a dry cough, shortness of breath and fatigue, there are some slight differences—here's what to know.

01/06/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

What Diet Trends Will Be Popular in 2022?

We looked up Florida's most Googled diets. Are they legit? Or simply fads?

01/05/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Forever Fit

Great Gyms Where You Can Get in Tip-Top Shape in 2022

We asked some svelte, sexy and supple locals, who span the gym spectrum, which gyms they think are best. Here's what they said.

01/04/2022 By Isaac Eger

Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Cases Increased More Than 200 Percent in Sarasota-Manatee Last Week

And Florida saw a 300 percent increase in positive cases during the week of Dec. 17 to 23.

12/29/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Health News

Pineapple Yoga Studio Relaunches 'Love Your Brain' Yoga for Traumatic Brain Injury

Classes are free and designed for individuals with traumatic brain injury and their caregivers.

12/22/2021 By Staff

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