The Pandemic

SMH: Vast Majority of Local Covid Cases Are Omicron

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Manuel Gordillo updated the public on Sarasota's case numbers, Omicron concerns and the hospital's current status.

01/07/2022 By Allison Forsyth

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

Unity Awards

Rev. Dr. Wes Bixby Is Making Church a Place of Diversity and Inclusion

“The church and Christianity haven’t been and still aren’t always a safe place for folks. We know it takes a tremendous amount of courage to cross the threshold."

01/04/2022 By Allison Forsyth

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

2021 in Review

Sarasota Magazine's Top 10 Health and Wellness Stories of 2021

From Covid-19 vaccines to how to relieve anxiety to nutrition, we covered a range of health-related topics this year.

12/29/2021 By Allison Forsyth

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How to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Sarasota-Manatee

A list of holiday parties, restaurant specials and more for celebrating New Year’s Eve in Sarasota-Manatee.

12/28/2021 By Allison Forsyth

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

Jolly Holiday

The Best Holiday Events in Sarasota-Manatee

'Tis the season to explore what Sarasota has to offer. Enjoy these holiday events, from light shows to musical performances and charity events.

12/15/2021 By Allison Forsyth

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

Dashing Through the Snow

Join a Holiday-Themed Fitness Class This Month

Break a sweat and get into the holiday spirit with seven fun local fitness classes and events.

12/13/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Special occasion

Where to Get Christmas Dinner in Sarasota This Year

Ten great places to dine at or get takeout from on Christmas Eve and Day.

12/13/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Update

The Cortez Post Office Will Remain Open for Another Five Years

The announcement comes after residents expressed concern about plans to close it earlier this year.

12/10/2021 By Allison Forsyth

It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas

I Tried My Hand at Making Swedish Braid Bread, My Family's Favorite Holiday Treat

Enjoying this dense, cardamom-flavored bread is an annual tradition in my family. It can be in yours, too.

12/10/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Code Blue

Palmetto Middle Schooler Creates Life-Saving 'Code Blue' App

Thirteen-year-old Jace Billingsley's Code Blue App helps doctors and nurses save lives of patients in cardiac arrest.

12/09/2021 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

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

Veg Vibes

Stop By Sarasota Veg Fest for Delicious Food and Fun This Weekend

Enjoy plant-based food while browsing goods and gifts and enjoying live music and informative talks.

12/03/2021 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