SARASOTA- The FDA is warning of potential links between e-cigarette use and seizures in young adults and teens.
Everyone knows the feeling of grogginess and irritability waking up some mornings. Could what you're eating before bed affect the quality of your sleep? For some, when the clock strikes midnight, it's time to count sheep.
VENICE- Sarasota Memorial Hospital is getting work started on their second hospital in Sarasota County,, breaking ground on their Venice campus.
Aging isn’t necessarily the most fun process, but it can be made easier.
SARASOTA- Just last week two survivors of the Parkland tragedy died by suicide, now Sarasota County Schools is implementing a new crisis text line to help students in need.
News Anchor and Journalist Diana Falzone says she experienced a sudden onset of endometriosis symptoms in 2016.
SARASOTA- One in Five Young Adults experience a severe mental disorder during their life, and non-profits and community organizations are coming together to find out how they can serve families more efficiently.
SARASOTA- Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women because it's often diagnosed too late, but new technology is finding solutions.
HEALTH - Governor Ron DeSantis is directing the Florida State Department of Health to prioritize funding towards Alzheimer's Disease and dementia in the State Health Improvement Plan. A new bill in review this week could do just that as Florida legislator
In a yearly check up, the Suncoast's health indicators are stable. However, Lack of health insurance and alcohol related fatalities remain the top concerns.
SARASOTA- By the stroke of his pen, Governor Ron DeSantis repeals the state's ban on smoking medical marijuana, more than two years after voters approved medical marijuana, patients will be able to smoke it if they choose too.
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...
You know that exercise has a host of health benefits, so you’ve decided to give this whole “working out on a regular basis” thing a chance. The problem is, however, that life has a way of getting in the way your fitness...
The invention of the nasal spray flu vaccine was a stroke of brilliance, if you ask the oodles of Americans who hate, loathe, and fear needles. When the nasal spray was nixed in 2016 by the Centers for Disease Control and...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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