Keeping up with your annual physicals
Keeping up with your annual physicals

SARASOTA- Long time Suncoast Anchors Don Brennan and John Hill both were getting annual heart check-ups thanks to a family history of heart disease, and it helped them prevent serious heart attacks.

February 16th, 6:37 PM EST by Samantha Sonner
Project Lifesaver helps police find people safely and quickly
February 13th, 5:40 PM EST by Samantha Sonner
Reversing Heart Disease without medication
February 13th, 4:22 PM EST by Jennifer Kveglis
Talk to Your Heart: The Psychology Behind Living a Healthy Lifestyle
Talk to Your Heart: The Psychology Behind Living a Healthy Lifestyle

Licensed Clinical Psychologist Dr. Eddy Regnier says since our hearts are out of sight, they’re often out of mind.

February 11th, 4:17 PM EST by Hallie Peilet
Are we really one year away from curing cancer?
Are we really one year away from curing cancer?

SARASOTA- A team of Israeli Scientists claims they are just one year away from a cure for cancer, but what is in it for patients, and is that hope too good to be true?

February 5th, 5:57 PM EST by Samantha Sonner
Bacteria in gut linked to Alzheimer's and Dementia
Bacteria in gut linked to Alzheimer's and Dementia

SARASOTA- Scientists are finding even more truth to the saying "you are what you eat" with new research into how bacteria in your gut could be linked to Alzheimer's and Dementia.

January 31st, 5:26 PM EST by Samantha Sonner
Suncoast blood bank needs donors to assist during polar vortex
Suncoast blood bank needs donors to assist during polar vortex

SARASOTA- Suncoast Blood Bank needs donors to come in so they can help with a blood shortage due to the polar vortex.

January 30th, 5:27 PM EST by Samantha Sonner
2018 Advancements in Hepatitis C treatment curing more patients
2018 Advancements in Hepatitis C treatment curing more patients

SARASOTA- 2018 saw major advancements in treatments for Hepatitis C, making people feel better faster, and that could lead to an extensive drop in patients living with Hepatitis C.

January 29th, 5:36 PM EST by Samantha Sonner
Suncoast Blood Bank joins National testing cooperative
Suncoast Blood Bank joins National testing cooperative

SARASOTA- Suncoast Blood Bank is helping to found the first National Blood Testing Cooperative. The organization founded by nine blood banks across the country allows community-based blood centers to take control of their testing needs.

January 28th, 5:52 PM EST by Samantha Sonner
CAN Community Health Red Ribbon Gala will seek to end HIV stigma
CAN Community Health Red Ribbon Gala will seek to end HIV stigma

SARASOTA - CAN Community Health Chief Advancement Officer Roger Capote says Red Ribbon Gala will bring a new taste to the local non-profit sector.

January 25th, 6:37 PM EST by Hallie Peilet
New kidney dialysis clinic opens in Sarasota
New kidney dialysis clinic opens in Sarasota

Patients dealing with chronic kidney disease have a new facility for dialysis treatment here on the Sunocoast.

January 24th, 9:27 PM EST by Alejandro Romero
HIV 2018 advancements: How far we've come
HIV 2018 advancements: How far we've come

Two Tampa Bay doctors say 2018 was a big year in the fight against HIV, but we still have work to do.

January 23rd, 4:37 PM EST by Hallie Peilet
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
Sarasota woman creates device to keep pelvic pain at bay
Sarasota woman creates device to keep pelvic pain at bay

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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Know the signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia : early detection matters
Know the signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia : early detection matters

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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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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