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New Documentary Will Cover How Sarasota Influenced the Future of Trauma Therapy

The career of aspiring psychotherapist and New College graduate Rick Doblin is being chronicled by documentary filmmaker Nirvan Mullick.

07/15/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Health

Sarasota Recognized as Health Department of the Year by The National Association of County and City Health Officials

Sarasota County Health and Human Services is a collaboration between the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota and Sarasota County Government.

07/12/2019 By Staff

WEEKLY PLANNER

A French Wine Dinner at Mattison's, a 'Shark Awareness' Party and Other Fun Food and Drink Events

Also happening this week: a wine tasting at D'Corato Ristorante and a vegan "cheese" class.

07/10/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Health

First Physicians Group Announces New Lakewood Ranch Facility

A grand opening event and ribbon cutting is slated for Friday, July 12.

07/09/2019 By Staff

Mental Health

First Step of Sarasota, Coastal Behavioral Healthcare Announce Merger

A new combined organization will offer a regional and collaborative approach.

07/09/2019 By Staff

Twerk it out

We Tried It: Hip Hop Dance Fitness

Fly Dance Fitness is shaking up boring workout routines at its Throw Down classes.

07/08/2019 By Hanna Powers

New Hires

Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s Chooses Program Director

In her new role, Kristen Lessig Schenerlein will execute and oversee all programming content, including all monthly programs in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Pinellas, Marion and Sebring Counties.

07/02/2019 By Staff

Tiger Bay

Tiger Bay Club to Discuss Vaccinations at July 11 Luncheon

The luncheon will be held from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Michael's On East.

06/30/2019 Photography by Staff

Health

Sarasota Doctor Among First to Earn ‘Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Expert’ Designation

Skoglund, who has been employed at the Florida Center for more than 20 years, was one of eight experts across the state invited to apply for the endorsement.

06/30/2019 Photography by Staff

New Hires

Blake Medical Center Names Lisa Nummi Chief Operating Officer

In her role, she will be responsible for the day to day operation of the hospital.

06/30/2019 By Staff

Brain Health

Brain Health Initiative Secures $1.4 Million in Funding to Advance in Lakewood Ranch

Phase 2 includes developing a brain health community impact model, planning for a longitudinal brain health pilot study and developing infrastructure for a Brain Health Innovation Lab in Lakewood Ranch.

06/28/2019 Photography by Staff

Health

Sarasota’s Hep A Outbreak: What You Need to Know

In any given year, Sarasota County has between three and five cases of hepatitis A. So far in 2019, there have been 17.

06/28/2019 By Hannah Wallace

Grants

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Awards More Than $650,000 in Grants

Funds will benefit residency and palliative care programs.

06/26/2019 By Staff

Fab and Bougie

We Tried It: Three Boutique Fitness Trends Popular in Sarasota

I wanted to see which workouts might be worth trading in my $20-a-month student YMCA membership.

06/26/2019 By Olivia Letts

Health

'Get Well With Medical Cannabis Forum' Will Take Place June 27

The day-long event will include presentations from a variety of speakers, including Holly Bell, State of Florida Director of Cannabis.

06/24/2019 By Staff

Rawsome

What's a Raw Vegan?

Raw vegan restaurants are popping up around Sarasota, touting impressive health benefits. So what's the deal?

06/18/2019 By Hanna Powers

Grand Opening

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Will Host Grand Opening Celebration, Ribbon Cutting

The event celebrates the completion of LWRMC's $28.5 million expansion project.

06/18/2019 By Staff

Healthcare

Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center, Blake Medical Center Partner on Nursing Program

Ten high school students enjoyed three days of guest speakers, hands-on activities, hospital tours and more.

06/14/2019 By Staff

Food Drive

Food Bank of Manatee to Distribute 120,000 Summer Meals to Students This Summer

According to Manatee County Schools, more than 60 percent of Manatee County students qualify for the federal Free and Reduced Lunch program.

06/13/2019 By Staff

Infectious Diseases

Sarasota County Residents and Visitors Urged to Get Vaccinated Against Measles

Although measles was thought to be eradicated in the United States in 2000, the disease has reappeared.

06/03/2019 Photography by Staff