Good Deeds

South Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild Makes Masks to Help with Shortage

Sewers are gathering scraps to create masks that prolong the use of medical N95s.

03/26/2020 By Allison Forsyth

We Tried It

Get a Kick Out of Your Workout at iLoveKickboxing

The fun, approachable kickboxing studio recently opened in the Rosemary District.

03/12/2020 By Jessika Ward

Health News

Second Manatee County Resident Tests Presumptive Positive for Coronavirus

There are 115 coronavirus tests currently pending in Florida, and 302 people currently being monitored.

03/09/2020 By Megan McDonald

Health News

SMH Says First Batch of COVID-19 Tests Are Negative

The hospital recently tested 14 patients with unexplained respiratory illness; it has also set up a 24/7 coronavirus command center and a public hotline.

03/05/2020 By Megan McDonald

Health

Sarasota Institute Cancels Health Symposium Scheduled for March 7

The Institute felt it was inappropriate to hold the event in the wake of the Hillsborough and Manatee County coronavirus diagnoses.

03/04/2020 By Staff

Health News

Updates: Coronavirus Is Here. This Is What We Know So Far

Plus, tips from the Florida Department of Health for minimizing your risk of contamination.

03/02/2020 By Megan McDonald

Breaking News

DeSantis Declares Public Health Emergency After Two Floridians 'Presumptively' Test Positive for Coronavirus

One of the patients is a Manatee County resident who is being treated at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota.

03/01/2020 By Megan McDonald

Economy

Floridians Should Be 'Concerned, Not Panicked' About Coronavirus, Says Economist

The probability of a state recession has also increased to 24.1 percent.

02/25/2020 By Staff

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

Fast Track

Florida Digestive Health Specialists Adds GI Doctor to Sarasota Practice

Dr. Ronald Andari is fluent in Spanish, English and Arabic.

01/27/2020 By Staff

Second Sight

A Tiny Telescope Is Restoring Vision for Macular Degeneration Patients

Age-related macular degeneration is a leading cause of irreversible blindness in people over 60. A Sarasota doctor wants to change that.

01/17/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Philanthropy

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Commits $316,000 to Brain Health Initiative

Together with Lakewood Ranch, the goal is to create a multi-disciplinary community of scientists and clinicians who will work with residents of the Lakewood Ranch community to uncover the factors that affect brain health and performance.

10/08/2019 By Staff

Treating the Uninsured

Manatee County's Remote Area Medical Clinic Treats Patients Facing Health Disasters

Longtime Bradenton physician Dr. Richard Conard brought RAM to Manatee County in 2015.

10/07/2019 By Ilene Denton

Fast Track

Gastroenterologist Joins Lakewood Ranch Practice

Dr. Avantika Mishra graduated from Johns Hopkins University and completed her medical degree at Rutgers Medical School.

10/04/2019 By Staff

Events

Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center to Present ‘Mobility Challenge’

The “Mobility Challenge Without Sight” offers teams of participants the opportunity to test their navigation skills in downtown Sarasota while experiencing simulated vision impairment.

10/03/2019 By Staff

Health News

Bradenton's Remote Area Medical Free Clinic Seeks Volunteers

Organizers say they "desperately need" dental and eye care professionals.

09/09/2019 By Staff

You Spin Me

Five Reasons to Invest in a Hula Hoop

Why picking up a hula hoop is excellent for health and happiness.

09/09/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Fly fruit

Discover the Rambutan

The scoop on one of the more peculiar delicacies you'll encounter in the produce aisle.

08/27/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Touch Points

Massage Therapy Can Benefit Trauma Survivors

The key to this branch of massage therapy is a sensitivity to, and awareness of, the emotional and physical needs of clients who are undergoing acute traumatic stress.

08/27/2019 By Hannah Wallace

Health

Sarasota Memorial Offers Back-to-School Physicals

Students starting at area public schools for the first time are required to have a school-entry physical.

08/02/2019 Photography by Staff