Local doctor treats pain without surgery, opioids
Local doctor treats pain without surgery, opioids

SARASOTA - Roxanne Schwans describes what happened when she was hit by a car.

August 14th, 4:28 PM EDT by Hallie Peilet
Back to school vaccines: How many students were prepared?
August 13th, 7:34 PM EDT by Hallie Peilet
Electrophysiology service at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center to help doctors and patients
Electrophysiology service at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center to help doctors and patients

LAKEWOOD RANCH - A new service at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center will help doctors get to the root of heart rhythm issues, while giving patients a faster diagnosis and more treatment options.

August 8th, 3:58 PM EDT by Hallie Peilet
Back to school immunizations: How to be prepared
Back to school immunizations: How to be prepared

SARASOTA COUNTY - It’s that time of year again - back to school vaccines.

August 7th, 4:39 PM EDT by Hallie Peilet
Sarasota doctor takes pie to the face for gastroparesis awareness
Sarasota doctor takes pie to the face for gastroparesis awareness

SARASOTA - Gastroparesis is a rare stomach condition affecting about 24 out of every 100,000 Americans. Tuesday Dr. Marc Bernstein with Florida Digestive Health Specialists was raising awareness in a sweet way.

August 6th, 4:07 PM EDT by Hallie Peilet
DeSantis declares Hepatitis A emergency
DeSantis declares Hepatitis A emergency

ENGLEWOOD- Governor Ron DeSantis declared Hepatitis A emergency declared this week to help combat a growing number of cases.

August 2nd, 4:26 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Local doctor uses electronic device to help patients with chronic pain
Local doctor uses electronic device to help patients with chronic pain

SARASOTA - Dr. Amitabh Goel with Sarasota Pain Relief Centers says the typical spinal cord stimulator has a battery implanted with it.

July 29th, 7:29 PM EDT by Hallie Peilet
Studying the health effects of red tide
Studying the health effects of red tide

SARASOTA- Did last year's red tide even bring more than just dead fish and a terrible smell to shore? Experts don't know what the lasting health effects will be for humans, but new federal funding is looking to change that.

July 22nd, 5:42 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
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...

October 29th, 11:26 AM EDT
Ask a Trainer: If I Only Have 20 Minutes to Work Out, What Should I Do?
Ask a Trainer: If I Only Have 20 Minutes to Work Out, What Should I Do?

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...

October 25th, 2:55 PM EDT
Psst … The Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Is Back for the 2018-19 Flu Season
Psst … The Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Is Back for the 2018-19 Flu Season

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...

October 11th, 9:56 AM EDT
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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Learn the warning sign A,B,C’s for Melanoma Monday
Learn the warning sign A,B,C’s for Melanoma Monday

SARASOTA- Every hour, one person in the US dies from Melanoma, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. During Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Dermatologists are urging people to use prevention methods on Melanoma Monday. Florida has the second highest rate of melanoma cases in the nation. Dr. Jennifer Trent says in the Sunshine State everyone […]
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Local service offers support to “elder orphans”
Local service offers support to “elder orphans”

SARASOTA- People count on their children and family to assist them as they age, but when there is no family to help these “elder orphans” can be easily taken advantage of. “It’s amazing how many people just don’t have any family,” Rob Galkoff said. “They don’t have any children or people close to them that […]
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