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How Does Sunlight Improve Your Mood?

In Florida, we get sunshine all year. But how does this everlasting summer have a positive impact on our mental health? Two local therapists tell us.

09/15/2021 By Allison Forsyth

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Why Do We Stretch Involuntarily?

After a good night's sleep, or spending too much time at your desk, you may find yourself stretching without even trying. Here's why we do it.

09/08/2021 By Allison Forsyth

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Two Sarasota Nutritionists on Why Probiotics Are So Good For Us

Probiotics are live bacteria that can boost gut health, brain function and immunity. Mikka Knapp and Nora Clemens break them down for us.

09/01/2021 By Allison Forsyth

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Are Metal Water Bottles Healthier for You?

Single-use plastic water bottles can have a negative impact on your health and the environment. Here are some metal brands we recommend for all your hydration needs.

08/25/2021 By Allison Forsyth

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What Exactly Is Everesting?

The cycling challenge gained popularity during Covid-19 lockdowns, but it's still being tackled by amateurs and pros. Here's how to get started.

08/18/2021 By Allison Forsyth

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What Are the Benefits of Eating Seasonal Produce?

Alyson Noune of Jessica's Organic Farm weighs in.

08/11/2021 By Allison Forsyth

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Can We Keep Our Home and Office Air Clean During Covid-19?

Bradenton allergist shares tips on how to keep air quality clean and prevent viruses and allergens from traveling in the air of your home and office space.

08/04/2021 By Allison Forsyth

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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

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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

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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

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How Do You Find the Perfect Running Shoe?

Fleet Feet Sarasota and Fit2Run offer some fitting suggestions.

07/07/2021 By Allison Forsyth

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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

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What's the Difference Between a Headache and a Migraine?

Headaches and migraines plague many of us. Here's how to find the warning signs and difference between the two.

06/23/2021 By Allison Forsyth

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Does Coffee Boost Your Metabolism?

Coffee has received mixed reviews from the medical community over the years. Does the stimulating drink have any benefits?

06/16/2021 By Allison Forsyth

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Can Turmeric Help Your Joints?

The yellow spice contains a compound that helps reduce inflammation and pain.

06/09/2021 By Allison Forsyth

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What Are the Best Workouts to Eliminate Stomach Fat?

Andrew Shackelford of D1 Training shares his top tips.

06/02/2021 By Allison Forsyth

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What Makes a 'Clean' Makeup Product?

Is there such a thing as a "clean" or "all-natural" makeup product? Here are the ingredients to look out for.

05/26/2021 By Allison Forsyth

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Are Anti-Perspirants Bad for You?

The sweat-wicking products don't have the best reputation. But physicians say they're not harmful.

05/19/2021 By Allison Forsyth

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Why Are Collagen Products So Popular Right Now?

Collagen is a type of protein found naturally in your skin, keeping it youthful and elastic. But can you benefit from the capsules, powders and injectables found on the market today?

04/28/2021 By Allison Forsyth

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Can Microneedling Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles?

The Botox alternative uses microscopic needles to promote fast healing and healthier skin.

04/14/2021 By Allison Forsyth