SMH breaks ground on new cancer care tower
SMH breaks ground on new cancer care tower

SARASOTA- Sarasota Memorial Hospital broke ground on its new cancer tower, the second step toward a new cancer institute for the Suncoast. The new 8-story cancer care tower will hold 56 private suites and 9 operating rooms.

April 16th, 6:25 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Fresh Flamingo makes clean eating easy
April 16th, 4:17 PM EDT by Hallie Peilet
Beards carry more germs than a dog's fur
April 16th, 10:36 AM EDT by SNN Newsroom
FDA warns of link between seizures and e-cigarettes
FDA warns of link between seizures and e-cigarettes

SARASOTA- The FDA is warning of potential links between e-cigarette use and seizures in young adults and teens.

April 9th, 5:07 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Is what you're eating before bed affecting your dreams?
Is what you're eating before bed affecting your dreams?

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.

April 8th, 9:00 AM EDT by Jennifer Kveglis
Breaking ground on new hospital in Venice
Breaking ground on new hospital in Venice

VENICE- Sarasota Memorial Hospital is getting work started on their second hospital in Sarasota County,, breaking ground on their Venice campus.

April 4th, 5:10 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Why some Suncoast residents are now 'Aging in Place'
Why some Suncoast residents are now 'Aging in Place'

Aging isn’t necessarily the most fun process, but it can be made easier.

April 3rd, 3:52 PM EDT by Hallie Peilet
Crisis text line helps students in need
Crisis text line helps students in need

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.

March 27th, 5:30 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
What you should know during Endometriosis Awareness Month
What you should know during Endometriosis Awareness Month

News Anchor and Journalist Diana Falzone says she experienced a sudden onset of endometriosis symptoms in 2016.

March 27th, 4:47 PM EDT by Hallie Peilet
Study outlines obstacles to mental health care for Sarasota youth
Study outlines obstacles to mental health care for Sarasota youth

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.

March 26th, 9:27 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Lung Cancer Robot diagnosing patients earlier
Lung Cancer Robot diagnosing patients earlier

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.

March 26th, 9:24 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Alzheimer's and dementia state funding could soon see change
Alzheimer's and dementia state funding could soon see change

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

March 19th, 9:51 AM EDT by Jennifer Kveglis
The Suncoast's health is stable
The Suncoast's health is stable

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.

March 19th, 9:47 AM EDT by SNN Newsroom
DeSantis signs medical marijuana bill into law
DeSantis signs medical marijuana bill into law

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.

March 18th, 5:30 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
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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