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 – 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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