Defying Parkinson's: Darlene Fassold
Defying Parkinson's: Darlene Fassold

For Chuck Fassold, it’s always been Darlene.

“It was a long time ago. I was 17; she was 15," Fassold said.

June 16th, 4:40 PM EDT by Hallie Peilet
Defying Parkinson's: Craig Belesi
June 14th, 7:10 PM EDT by Hallie Peilet
Defying Parkinson's: Ron Christofaro
June 13th, 4:49 PM EDT by Hallie Peilet
Defying Parkinson's: Steve Keyser
Defying Parkinson's: Steve Keyser

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.

June 12th, 6:15 PM EDT by Hallie Peilet
Final approvals granted for SMH Venice Hospital
Final approvals granted for SMH Venice Hospital

SARASOTA- Sarasota Memorial Health Care Systems has a green light to start construction on its new Venice Hospital.

June 12th, 4:41 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Defying Parkinson's: Grace Schwefinghaus
Defying Parkinson's: Grace Schwefinghaus

Grace Schwefinghaus says from day one, she knew there was something special about her brother, Brian. 

June 11th, 7:05 PM EDT by Hallie Peilet
Defying Parkinson's: Chuck Pishko
Defying Parkinson's: Chuck Pishko

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.

June 10th, 5:56 PM EDT by Hallie Peilet
Blood supply at Suncoast Blood Bank at lowest levels in recent history
Blood supply at Suncoast Blood Bank at lowest levels in recent history

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.

June 10th, 9:31 AM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Caribbean- American HIV awareness day
Caribbean- American HIV awareness day

SARASOTA- Saturday is Caribbean- American HIV awareness day, and CAN Community Health is encouraging everyone to get tested.

June 7th, 4:52 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Pfizer drug reportedly linked to reduced risk of Alzheimer's
Pfizer drug reportedly linked to reduced risk of Alzheimer's

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.

June 7th, 4:48 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Urgent need for blood at Suncoast Blood Bank
Urgent need for blood at Suncoast Blood Bank

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.

June 7th, 9:00 AM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Pushing through Parkinson's: A Look at Parkinson Place
Pushing through Parkinson's: A Look at Parkinson Place

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.

June 6th, 7:10 PM EDT by Hallie Peilet
Getting medically prepared for hurricane season
Getting medically prepared for hurricane season

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.

June 5th, 5:08 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
CVAC Pod offers wide range of health benefits
CVAC Pod offers wide range of health benefits

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.

June 3rd, 4:24 PM EDT by Hallie Peilet
Why food allergies have more than doubled over the last decade
Why food allergies have more than doubled over the last decade

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.

June 3rd, 9:07 AM EDT by Jennifer Kveglis
Watching a loved one suffer from ALS and using art to cope
Watching a loved one suffer from ALS and using art to cope

"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.

May 23rd, 4:08 PM EDT by Hallie Peilet
Encompass Health brings survivors together for stroke awareness
Encompass Health brings survivors together for stroke awareness

SARASOTA- It's National Stroke Awareness Month and Encompass Health brought Stroke Survivors together with members of the community to promote healthy living.

May 22nd, 5:32 PM EDT by Samantha Sonner
Ways you can lower your risk of a stroke
Ways you can lower your risk of a stroke

When it comes to preventing a stroke, Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Outpatient Care Coordinator Wanda Jackson says a lot of it is in our hands.

May 16th, 4:23 PM EDT by Hallie Peilet
NAMI wants to break the stigma surrounding mental illness
NAMI wants to break the stigma surrounding mental illness

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.

May 16th, 9:14 AM EDT by Marco La Manno
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
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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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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