Health News

How Worried Should We Be About RSV?

We spoke with an infectious disease doctor from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital to learn more.

11/10/2022 By Isaac Eger

The Pandemic

The CDC Loosens Its Covid-19 Quarantine and Testing Guidelines

You no longer have to quarantine if you've been exposed to the virus.

08/15/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Life Bites

How To Protect Yourself From Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

West Nile virus has been detected in Sarasota County. Here are some tips for keeping these pesky insects at bay.

08/09/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Ask a Pediatrician

How to Keep Kids Healthy During Back-to-School Season

Sarasota's Dr. Katherine Keeley answers questions about physicals, vaccines and how to stop the spread of germs.

08/08/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Health News

Monkeypox Has Been Declared a National Health Emergency

The virus, which creates lesions on the skin, has infected more than 6,000 people in the U.S. So far, there's been one case in Sarasota County.

08/05/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

Can New AI Tools Detect Heart Disease Early?

Scientists at Cedars-Sinai developed an algorithm that can read cardiac ultrasounds and detect heart disease before symptoms arise. Sarasota cardiologist Dr. Ajithan shares why early detection is key to treatment.

08/03/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Health News

Sarasota Memorial Named to U.S. News & World Report 'Best Hospitals' List for Specialty Care

It was the only hospital on the Suncoast to place, with 16 top performer ratings for treating various conditions.

08/03/2022 By Allison Forsyth

The Other Virus

What to Know About Monkeypox Symptoms and Vaccines

More than 40,000 doses of FDA-approved, two-dose vaccine JYNNEOS have been distributed in the U.S. since July 7.

07/14/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Downtown Docs

Two New Medical Offices Will Open in Downtown Wellen Park By 2023

Florida Lakes Vein Center and Seymour Smiles Orthodontics will open next to retail shops, restaurants and more.

07/12/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Warm Water Warning

What to Know About Flesh-Eating Bacteria in Florida

Here's how to stay safe.

07/12/2022 By Chloe Nelson

Health News

Should We Be Worried About Monkeypox?

The outbreak, which causes a rash similar to smallpox, has reached Florida. Experts are saying that, so far, the risk is low.

05/25/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

Where Have Covid-19 Antibody Treatments Gone?

Why are they gone, and what has replaced them?

05/04/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Health News

Alzheimer's Association of Florida Hosted Virtual Town Hall Detailing Research Progress

Guests speakers discussed the federal Equity in Neuroscience and Alzheimer's Clinical Trials and the Comprehensive Care for Alzheimer's Act.

04/26/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Back to School

Here’s What You Need to Know About Covid-19 School Safety Protocols

Here's a rundown of what the Sarasota County and Manatee County school districts are doing to keep kids and staff safe.

08/11/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Fast Track

Local Physician Elected Partner at Florida Digestive Health Specialists

Dr. Marc Bernstein is a board-certified gastroenterologist.

08/10/2021 By Staff

Covid-19 Update

Do Sarasota and Manatee Counties Track Coronavirus Variants?

After two Covid-19 deaths in Manatee County, we wondered if health officials traced it to the delta variant, which is 60 percent more contagious than the original strain.

06/24/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Progress Report

Here's an Inside Look At Sarasota Memorial's New Behavioral Healthcare Pavilion

The 96,000-square-foot, 82-bed facility is slated to be complete in October 2023.

06/22/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Health News

Banyan Pediatric Care Opens in Sarasota

Banyan provides skilled nursing for special needs children ages birth to 21 in a childcare setting.

05/07/2021 By Staff

Health News

Florida Angiography Institute of Sarasota Unveils Renovated Cath Lab

The Philips Azurion Cath Lab offers physicians and patients state-of-the-art technology.

03/08/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota Resident Named President of National Spine and Pain Centers

Douglas Badertscher previously held executive roles at 360 Orthopedics and Coastal Orthopedics, among others.

02/23/2021 By Staff