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SARASOTA - Collaboration within the medical community is part of our health care system's continuing evolution, an effort to pool resources and in turn provide better care.
SARASOTA - Sarasota Memorial Hospital was overrun with first responders Friday, but it was only a drill, as emergency operations officials prepared themselves for what might happen if a hyperbaric chamber were to explode.
A billboard, shingle or sign may not be the best way to choose your doctor. and although its not always possible in emergencies, who treats you medically can make the difference between life and death one local resident explained.
SARASOTA COUNTY - One person is dead and another injured after an early morning crash in Sarasota.
SARASOTA – A renowned neurosurgeon who is not afraid to rattle people's brains brought his sometimes controversial message to Sarasota Wednesday.
SARASOTA - Moffitt Cancer Center held its Sarasota Women's Cancer Awareness Luncheon last week. About 350 supporters packed the Ritz Carlton ballroom hearing from a panel of experts on the advances in women's cancer treatment and research.
SARASOTA - There's growing concern after dozens of students show flu-like symptoms. The Health Department is sending letters home to parents at the Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences, urging them to keep their children home if they're sick.
SARASOTA, Fla. - We are truly blessed to have what many consider the best children's hospital in the country serving us here on the Suncoast, and Sarasota’s Sami Bass is living proof of what’s possible at All Children’s Hospital.
If you don't like the way your nose looks, it can be fixed. Your droopy eyelids or breasts can be lifted, your belly can made smaller and you can look younger. But do you know what you should ask your doctor before you decide to have a nip and tuck?
What starts off in your mouth as a small pain or problem, can take a serious turn for the worse if left untreated. A 9-year study published in the Journal of Endodontics reports more than 61 thousand people in the United States were hospitalized primarily due to an abscess in their mouth.
Getting a flu shot may help prevent heart attack or stroke.
SARASOTA - A dump truck lost its load and its driver was injured when it overturned in Sarasota Monday.
It is a frightening trend, and a fact that more plastic surgery procedures are being performed by doctors that may not be qualified.
Why are healthcare professionals reluctant to list these diseases on a death certificates?
SARASOTA - It's out with the old and in with the new for Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
A new study finds a self administered test for Alzheimer's screening may be a cost effective, and easy way to to spot the first signs of the disease.
Buying cigarettes may soon be more challenging, and now there is mounting evidence of reasons to quit. The health risks associated with second hand smoke are growing, too, as are the benefits of quitting.
A Sarasota man is behind bars, charged with felony Aggravated Child Abuse after deputies say his 11-year-old daughter's death revealed a pattern of abuse at the family's home.
SARASOTA, Fla. – On February 14, 1949 the Lower West Coast Blood Bank, founded by O.K. Fike and Dr. Millard White, opened its doors. Now known as SunCoast Blood Bank (SCBB), although the name has changed, the guiding principles of remaining an independent non-profit, local health-care provider, governed by a local board and local management has remained intact. For 65 years, tens of thousands of dedicated volunteers have provided the critical, life-saving gift of blood and platelets to our local hospitals and patients. In 1949, the blood bank collected 551 pints of blood, now called “units.” Today, SCBB must collect almost 47,000 units of blood and platelets to meet the needs of local patients. SCBB operates five donor centers, and more than 1,300 blood drives are held annually in our community. The success of the organization rests completely on the generosity of volunteer donors.
Andrew Tian from New Dynasty Buffet was brutally attacked by three men Sunday night.
SARASOTA, Fla. - It is emotional for the family and the person who may feel they are losing independence and control. But the decision whether to drive or not can make the difference between life and death.
Lumps, bumps, and asymmetry in our breasts can send us running to the doctor in a panic. And while we should pay attention to our bodies, not all changes mean breast cancer.
NORTH PORT, Fla. - The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a North Port woman after they say her two-year-old son severely burned his genitals with a hair dryer, and she failed to get the child treatment.
We are conditioned to answer, not ask questions when we enter a medical facility.
SARASOTA, Fla. - A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds there is a link between patients with high levels of DDT and Alzheimer's disease.