Doctor shortage in U.S. grows worse, placing big value on international doctors
Doctor shortage in U.S. grows worse, placing big value on international doctors

SARASOTA - The U.S. is expected to be short about 122,000 physicians by 2032.

November 7th, 7:15 PM EST by Hallie Peilet
Woman and dog fight cancer, go through chemo together
November 6th, 9:53 PM EST by Hallie Peilet
Tell Me Something I Don't Know about Breast Cancer: You're Never Too Young to Worry
Tell Me Something I Don't Know about Breast Cancer: You're Never Too Young to Worry

BRADENTON - Emily Rhoads took all the right precautions.

October 24th, 4:36 PM EDT by Hallie Peilet
Tell Me Something I Don't Know about Breast Cancer: Recalled Implants
Tell Me Something I Don't Know about Breast Cancer: Recalled Implants

SARASOTA - From Stage 1 breast cancer to Stage 4, Ivonne Lizarazo has conquered it all.

October 22nd, 4:25 PM EDT by Hallie Peilet
Tell Me Something I Don't Know about Breast Cancer: It Can Affect Men, Too
Tell Me Something I Don't Know about Breast Cancer: It Can Affect Men, Too

SARASOTA - About 3 months ago, Gregory Katz’s life changed.

October 21st, 3:57 PM EDT by Hallie Peilet
Tell me something I don't know about breast cancer: nutrition can help reduce your risk
Tell me something I don't know about breast cancer: nutrition can help reduce your risk

SARASOTA- Genetics may put you more at risk for breast cancer, but that doesn't mean you have no control.

October 17th, 4:53 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Tell Me Something I Don't Know about Breast Cancer: Lymphedema
Tell Me Something I Don't Know about Breast Cancer: Lymphedema

BRADENTON - Julie Veith was diagnosed with breast cancer nearly five years ago, and at the end of her chemotherapy, she encountered another obstacle.

October 16th, 4:14 PM EDT by Hallie Peilet
Online simulator helping with mental health training
Online simulator helping with mental health training

SARASOTA- As part of legislation passed along with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Act, Florida Schools are undergoing more mental health training, for students in crisis and for students dealing with everyday mental health concerns.

October 15th, 5:20 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Tell Me Something I Don't Know about Breast Cancer: No Boobs, No Problem
Tell Me Something I Don't Know about Breast Cancer: No Boobs, No Problem

SARASOTA - Amy Hendel Mahlios was 16 weeks pregnant and healthy. Then she had a miscarriage.

October 14th, 3:51 PM EDT by Hallie Peilet
New robot making knee surgery easier
New robot making knee surgery easier

SARASOTA- Only 80% of patients are happy with their knee replacements and they often need to be repaired, but a new surgical robot is working to improve patient outcomes.

October 8th, 5:21 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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