Steve Keyser rarely misses a day on the golf course.
“I think it’d be easier to ask, 'How long haven't I been a golfer?'" Keyser said.
SARASOTA- Sarasota Memorial Health Care Systems has a green light to start construction on its new Venice Hospital.
Grace Schwefinghaus says from day one, she knew there was something special about her brother, Brian.
Chuck Pishko starts his mornings like the rest of us.
"I get up and make my own breakfast. I have steel cut oatmeal every morning like clockwork," Pishko said.
SARASOTA- Blood supply at Suncoast Blood Bank has fallen to its lowest levels in recent history. There is a critical need for all blood types in the community because high usage has led to critically low levels.
SARASOTA- Saturday is Caribbean- American HIV awareness day, and CAN Community Health is encouraging everyone to get tested.
SARASOTA- Pfizer reportedly had research popular arthritis drug Enbrel could help reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease by over 60%, but according to The Washington Post they kept those results hidden to avoid a costly clinical trial.
SARASOTA- Suncoast Blood Bank has an urgent need for O+ and O- blood types. The entire country is in a blood shortage because of severe weather in other parts of the country.
Chairman and Founder Larry Hoffheimer says the inspiration for Parkinson Place hit him long ago, when he was a healthcare attorney in Washington, D.C.
MANATEE COUNTY- Planning makes all the difference in when it comes to surviving a storm. And cancer patients and others dealing with serious medical issues are urged to take extra precautions when planning.
It can improve everything from your fitness level to symptoms of Alzheimer's. There are only 55 CVAC Pods in the world, and one of them is in Sarasota.
Food allergies have more than doubled over the last decade. Yet, two–thirds of children who develop one don't have a parent with one. Experts say fortunately, we now know more about food allergies than ever before.
"It can be very devastating for a teen or young adult to watch a loved one go through a terminal illness," Art Therapist Erika Mayer said.
SARASOTA- It's National Stroke Awareness Month and Encompass Health brought Stroke Survivors together with members of the community to promote healthy living.
When it comes to preventing a stroke, Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Outpatient Care Coordinator Wanda Jackson says a lot of it is in our hands.
Around 1 in 5 Americans have a mental illness, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The numbers are high, yet according to NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, many people are afraid to talk about what they have.
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...
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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