It was the start of 1988, a beautiful morning on a New Year’s vacation at the beach in Martinique when Alan Brown went in the water for a quick swim. The ocean seemed a little rough, but the deep blue of the sea appeared to stretch into infinity. (more…)
When the latest version of what is considered the “bible” of psychiatry is unveiled in May, experts believe several changes in it will broaden both the definition and diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder — or ADHD. (more…)
For the first time, scientists say they’ve found evidence that physical pain may leave a distinct “signature” in the brain that can be picked up with specialized MRI scans. (more…)
Taking iron supplements during pregnancy reduces women’s risk of anemia and is linked with an increase in birth weight and a reduced risk of low birth weight, a new analysis finds. (more…)
Certain brain changes may help explain why many older adults become clumsier as time goes by, a new study says.
Age-related declines in vision, agility and other physical abilities can lead to an increase in problems such as knocking over a glass while reaching for the salt shaker or fumbling while trying to slide a key into a lock (more…)
Devoting just a few extra minutes to regular family mealtimes can help children in poor families achieve and maintain a normal weight (more…)
Eating a high-fiber diet does more than promote digestive well-being; it’s also good for your heart, an expert says.
Dietary fiber from fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans “has been shown in research to help lower cholesterol,” Jody Gilchrist, a nurse practitioner at (more…)
Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and experts note that you need to protect your skin while spending time in the sun.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, but it’s also one of the most preventable, according to (more…)
SARASOTA– There’s nothing more natural than giving birth to a child. There’s also nothing quite as fraught with anxiety as that laborious journey from the womb to the world. Fetal distress, maternal bleeding and other complications during childbirth can turn even the lowest-risk pregnancy high risk … fast. (more…)
SARASOTA, FL – The Center for Building Hope today announced that James V. Fiorica, MD, will receive the organizations highest honor, the Stephen H. Goldman, MD, Keystone Award. In addition, Marie Borsellino, RN, OCN, and Angela Long will join Dr. Fiorica as this year’s Keystone award recipients. (more…)
Sarasota Memorial is one of only 13 hospitals in Florida that made the cut as a leading healthcare facility with top physicians and low mortality rates. (more…)
Readers of the Venice Gondolier voted Sarasota Memorial First Physicians Group as the first place winner for best pediatric health care provider in the newspaper’s annual “Best of Venice” awards.
The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) report has identified Sarasota Memorial’s First Physicians Group as a “better performer” because of the medical practice’s superior operational performance compared with similar practices nationwide.
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is pleased to announce the appointment of cardiothoracic surgeon Jeffrey Sell, MD, as its new Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery. (more…)
SARASOTA– Sarasota Memorial Health Care System welcomed a new family practice physician into its First Physician Group (more…)
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More than 350 people packed the Grand Foyer at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota, Fla., (more…)
SARASOTA– Sarasota Memorial Health Care System welcomed a new OB/GYN physician into its First Physician Group (more…)
MANATEE/SARASOTA– Two new physicians opened family practices today in the Sarasota Memorial Health Care Center at Heritage Harbour (more…)
NORTH PORT – Sarasota Memorial’s First Physicians Group recently opened two new medical practices in Sarasota Memorial’s ER and Health Care Center in North Port (more…)