Let’s Talk Honey: Is It Actually Better for You Than Table Sugar?
Let’s Talk Honey: Is It Actually Better for You Than Table Sugar?

What do granola bars, breakfast cereal, peanuts, graham crackers, and chamomile tea have in common? Besides being delicious, all are frequently paired with honey. In fact, honey might even make them better: The top-selling...

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Sarasota woman creates device to keep pelvic pain at bay
Sarasota woman creates device to keep pelvic pain at bay

SARASOTA – Tara Langdale, president of VuVaTech, says she struggled with un-diagnosed pelvic pain for four years. “..with many failed treatments for my painful intercourse issue,” Langdale said. Frustrated, she started researching painful intercourse and soon discovered she wasn’t alone. “I saw that Vulvodynia was the name of a condition that affects 1 in 6 women […]
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Know the signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia : early detection matters
Know the signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia : early detection matters

SARASOTA – Your memory often changes as you get older, but memory loss that disrupts your daily life is not a part of aging. It could be dementia. Let’s discuss 10 warning signs you should pay attention to. “Many of us come home we’ve got our bag on our shoulder, we’ve got kids to feed, […]
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Health Department preparing after record number of flu deaths last season
Health Department preparing after record number of flu deaths last season

SARASOTA- Last year’s flu led to more deaths and hospitalizations than any other flu season in decades. According to the CDC, Last year’s flu killed a record 80 thousand people; flu deaths usually range 12 thousand to about 56 thousand people “There an estimate,” Disease Intervention Services Project Manager for the Sarasota Department of Health […]
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FDA declares youth vaping an “epidemic”
FDA declares youth vaping an “epidemic”

MANATEE COUNTY- The FDA has declared youth vaping an “epidemic” and says they plan to crack down on manufacturers and retailers not doing enough to keep the devices out of the hands of teens. With E-Cigarettes designed to look like USB Drives and coming in a variety of fun flavors. The Florida Department of Health […]
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Best foods for your heart
Best foods for your heart

IT’S YOUR HEALTH- Staying active and eating right are keys to slimming the waist line…But are you eating a heart–healthy diet? It’s more than just avoiding processed foods. Focusing on your heart starts with what you eat. “A high fiber diet is very good for your heart,” said Elyse Sartor, Clinical Outpatient Dietitian with Northside Hospital. Legumes […]
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CDC reports rapid spike in sexually transmitted diseases
CDC reports rapid spike in sexually transmitted diseases

HEALTH-A new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention says sexually transmitted disease diagnoses are on the rise annually since 2013. Christina Burke, physician’s assistant at CAN Community Health, said is concerning. “The fact that the numbers for gonorrhea, syphilis, and Chlamydia are rising, all of which are very treatable STIs, indicate that […]
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Red Tide sending more people to the doctor
Red Tide sending more people to the doctor

SARASOTA- The smell of red tide isn’t staying at the beach anymore, and as the Red Tide stench travels farther from the beach so do the respiratory irritants. “It’s a sad situation when patients are having trouble even far from the beach.” Allergist Dr. Roger Danziger said. Red Tide symptoms aren’t limited to those with […]
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Measles outbreak inches closer to the Suncoast
Measles outbreak inches closer to the Suncoast

PINELLAS COUNTY- A nationwide measles outbreak gets closer to the Suncoast with three confirmed cases in Pinellas County. The disease all but eradicated in the U.S. is making a comeback. “It can when it happens,” Dr. Vega said. “It usually happens with people who are unvaccinated, we’ve had the vaccine for many years but there […]
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‘Vampire’ beauty services become more and more popular
‘Vampire’ beauty services become more and more popular

SARASOTA – Jeff Goldstein, PA-C, is the clinical spa director of The Laser Lounge Spa of Sarasota, where he says Vampire beauty services are becoming more and more popular. “..specifically because people like that they’re using their own body for it,” Goldstein said. For everything from breast lifts to hair restoration, all without going under […]
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Time is running out to get your back to school physicals
Time is running out to get your back to school physicals

MANATEE- As students enter the classroom on August 13th, they’ll be required to be up to date on their immunizations, and doctor’s offices are getting busy. Time is running out for students to receive these vaccinations before the first bell rings. “The best time is now,” Donna Priest said. “To get in and get the […]
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Center For Sight performing 100 free cataract surgeries
Center For Sight performing 100 free cataract surgeries

SARASOTA- Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness. Sight can be restored with a simple surgery, but for many without insurance, getting their sight back is just out of reach. With their annual Mission Cataract event, Center for Sight is performing over 100 cataract removal surgeries. Maureen Atkinson was caring for a blind woman when […]
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Keytruda leads to quick remission
Keytruda leads to quick remission

SARASOTA- What sounds like a medical miracle for a patient in Sarasota, could soon be the standard for cancer care. David Cerone was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer, and started on a treatment of keytruda and chemotherapy. Cerone was both hopeful and apprehensive, and 4 months later, he’s in complete remission. “I couldn’t help […]
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High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment for prostate cancer
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment for prostate cancer

SARASOTA – High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) allows Dr. Stephen Scionti to put focused sound energy into a prostate and destroy cancerous tissue. “We can use MRI guidance; that’s a MRI married to an ultrasound image to target as much or as little of the prostate as might be necessary,” Scionti said. HIFU started in Europe in […]
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Hepatitis C goes untreated for nine years
Hepatitis C goes untreated for nine years

SARASOTA- Hepatitis C is easily treated and curable, but to be cured, you have to know you have it. Michele Parke says she tested positive for the disease in 2009, and for almost a decade the disease has continued to progress because the health department didn’t tell her the results. “They didn’t even tell me,” […]
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Research says MIPS bike helmets protect the head better than other helmets
Research says MIPS bike helmets protect the head better than other helmets

SARASOTA – An Ohio healthcare group says 25 kids go to the emergency room with a bike related injury every hour in America. Most injuries involve bruises, cuts, and broken bones, but head injuries are far too common. And often involve car accidents, contact sports, or riding a bike. “When you have a brain injury […]
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Get tested on national HIV testing day
Get tested on national HIV testing day

SARASOTA- Tomorrow is National HIV Testing Day, A chance for everyone to learn their status and put a stop to the spread of HIV. CAN Community Health will have free testing at their medical mobile unit at the Walgreens on the Corner of Lockwood Ridge and 17th St. Senior Prevention Specialist at CAN Community Health […]
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EpiPens will now be available in all Sarasota County Schools
EpiPens will now be available in all Sarasota County Schools

SARASOTA- Allergic reactions can come quickly and without warning, and starting in August Sarasota County Schools will offer potentially lifesaving treatment available for kids and employees having a reaction. Allergic reactions are random, and your first anaphylactic shock can come anywhere. Even in the classroom. “So that random moment of their first reaction can occur […]
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Bariatric surgery – why are so many lap bands failing?
Bariatric surgery – why are so many lap bands failing?

SARASOTA – There are quite a few options if you’re looking for weight loss surgery, but one procedure in particular has alarming rates of failure. What was once the most common weight loss surgery in the U.S now has a 75% failure rate, that’s according to research from JAMA and the Obesity Surgery Journal. “The […]
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A game changer for breast cancer treatment
A game changer for breast cancer treatment

SARASOTA – Three little words can change your life forever: you have cancer. What if you could beat it without chemo? “The thought of losing my hair, the thought of being sick,” says Madri Wilson. “It’s so devastating.” A genetic test called Oncotype DX has been guiding treatment for certain types of early-stage breast cancer […]
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Award winning wound care program heals patients
Award winning wound care program heals patients

MANATEE COUNTY- Manatee Memorial’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric treatment program received National Awards for healing for the 8th year in a row with a healing rate of 91% in less than 30 days. Just a warning, one image in this story is a little graphic. When you’ve tried everything in the medicine closet and wounds […]
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Skin checks can help catch melanoma early
Skin checks can help catch melanoma early

MANATEE COUNTY- If its caught early, melanoma can be cured in less than 15 minutes, when it’s ignored it can be one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Bob Trisolini is an avid swimmer, who spends lots of time outdoors. He wears sunscreen regularly, but is always concerned about the risk of skin cancer. “I […]
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Common food and drug interactions to be aware of
Common food and drug interactions to be aware of

BRADENTON- Even if you’re taking your prescriptions on schedule, the food you eat and vitamins you take could be changing the way that medicine works. When your taking medication, it’s important to watch what you’re eating and drinking. You’ve probably seen ‘don’t take this with alcohol’ on your pill bottles. “Alcohol can make drugs stronger,” […]
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Drug shortages place burden on patients and doctors
Drug shortages place burden on patients and doctors

SARASOTA- You’ve been taking the same medication for years, you head to the pharmacy to place your usual prescription, and the pharmacist has bad news. “The medication isn’t available anymore,” Dr. Cooper said. “And the doctor didn’t know, the patient didn’t know, and perhaps even the pharmacist wasn’t even aware of it. So often times […]
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Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds opens up about AS
Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds opens up about AS

IT’S YOUR HEALTH – Reynolds is opening up about having Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), a painful, debilitating auto-inflammatory disease he says impacts his life every day. “Whether it’s exercise, having to eat a certain way, checking with my rheumatologist to make sure my body’s in a place where I can perform every night..” Reynolds said. Reynolds calls […]
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Two new hospitals coming to Venice
Two new hospitals coming to Venice

VENICE – South County residents will soon be able to choose from two –new state of the art hospitals in Venice with an administrative law judge clearing the way for both Sarasota Memorial and Venice Regional to build hospitals in the city after 9 months of deliberation. Sarasota Memorial Hospital CEO David Verinder says this […]
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