The daughter of local theater folk, Hannah Wallace received her English degree from Stetson University and has been an editor for Sarasota (et al) since 2005, specializing in health, culture, cocktails and sarcasm. When she’s not researching bars or interviewing comedians, Hannah abuses her body and entertains observers with various athletic pursuits, including ice hockey and running from zombies.

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How the Fire Department Is Handling Emergencies Safely Amid the Pandemic

Covid-19 has added a new wrinkle to the difficult jobs of first responders.

11/23/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Health News

USF Nursing Course to Address Covid-19, Burnout

In February of this year, a national study by UC San Diego confirmed that suicide risk was significantly higher among nurses than the general population.

11/20/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Health News

November Is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s researchers around the globe suffered a major setback this month, but Sarasota’s Roskamp Institute remains a significant force in the search for an effective treatment.

11/16/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Cheers for Tears

Dry Eyes Have Intensified in Lockdown

All that time spent staring at our screens causes a 50 percent or higher reduction in your blink rate.

10/07/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Mental Health

September Is Suicide Prevention Month

In August, the CDC released data that revealed that one in four young adults had considered suicide because of the pandemic. Local organizations are taking action.

09/08/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Fitness

How to Stay Fit in the Zombie Apocalypse (And Other Virtual Lockdown Workouts)

Like everything else in 2020, workouts have had to undergo some adjustments.

08/11/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Coronavirus

How Many People Are Actually Presymptomatic or Asymptomatic for Covid-19?

We asked the Florida Department of Health in Manatee County to help explain.

08/06/2020 By Hannah Wallace

COVID-19

How to Handle COVID-19 at Home

Most of us will quarantine at home when we're infected. Sarasota Memorial Hospital doctors offer tips for equipment and people to have on hand.

07/28/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Mental Health

How to Chill Out: Summer 2020 Version

Simple solutions for calming—and cooling—down in these uncertain times.

07/21/2020 By Hannah Wallace

First Person

'My Summer With Irma'

As Sarasota's arts organizations face an uncertain fate, writer Hannah Wallace remembers one glorious summer at Asolo Repertory Theatre.

07/13/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Trend Report

Everything You Need to Know About Cosmetic Tattoos

The thing with cosmetic tattoos, according to Sarasota tattoo artist Ashley Holland, is that they should be visible but not necessarily noticeable.

07/07/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Corona Q & A

Ask the Expert: An Infectious Disease Doctor Answers Your Coronavirus Questions

SMH’s infectious disease expert on the “second wave,” wearing a mask and grandparenting.

05/14/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Coronavirus

USF Epidemiologist Provides Sweeping COVID-19 Updates

When asked about a return to “normal time,” Dr. John Sinnott compared the COVID-19 crisis to 9/11: “We will never return to normal after this."

05/07/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Celebrating Nurses

What It's Like Being a Nurse During COVID-19

Behind the scenes with a Sarasota Memorial Hospital nurse.

05/06/2020 With Hannah Wallace

Public Health

Sarasota Simulators Used for COVID-19 Training

CAE Healthcare has created a downloadable “Simulated Clinical Experience” (SCE) that can be used to recreate the symptoms and behaviors of a sick patient.

03/15/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Public Health

Hospice, Retirement Communities Implement Coronavirus Precautions

Measures include canceling meetings and activities, limiting visitors, and even screening people as they enter campuses and facilities.

03/15/2020 By Hannah Wallace

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

Unity Awards

Phil Mockler Aids 'The Brotherhood and Sisterhood of Those Who Put Their Life on the Line Every Day'

Everyday Heroes USA supports military and first responders.

01/30/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Unity Awards

Gabriel Ortiz Changes Young Lives Through the Power of Theater

“My life is about stories, tracing one point to the next. That’s what I say to my kids: ‘How do we take over our narratives?’”

01/30/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Unity Awards

John Annis Is a Connector For Community Change

“There’s a bunch of people out there who want to do good things. All they need to do is be asked.”

01/30/2020 By Hannah Wallace