News reports say a 23-year-old woman was bitten by a small nurse shark in Boca Raton. The woman was taken to the hospital by ambulance Sunday with the shark still attached to her arm. A spokesperson for the Boca Raton Ocean Rescue told the newspaper the woman remained calm and there was a little blood. … MORE>>
Meet ‘your friendly neighborhood neurologist,’ Dr. Daniel Stein Now that football’s back on the tube and taking up big chunks of our Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, lots of us are thinking about brains—in particular what happens to brains after a concussion. What are the symptoms? What are the dangers? Luckily, we’ve got Dr. … MORE>>
Well, this is stupid: Turns out men are 25 percent less likely than women of the same age to visit a doctor, even if they’re experiencing scary symptoms. Jack Rodman, the medical director of First Physicians Group of Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, has heard every excuse in the book. Men can’t make it to … MORE>>
Your skin is your biggest organ, and it’s the only one other people can see completely—so it just plain makes sense to take care of it well. After all, nobody (man or woman) wants to look like that shriveled-up lady from There’s Something About Mary. But how can you protect yourself in a state that’s … MORE>>
Hey, it’s summertime. Your kids are staying up late, sleeping in late, lolling about doing nothing. But oh snap! The start of school is right around the corner, which means early bedtimes, early wakeups and a whole lot of activity all day. How can you make the transition as scream-less as possible? For advice, we … MORE>>
Sarasota Memorial Hospital Emergency Medicine Physician Dr. Joel Gerber has seen every dumb summertime injury you can think of. And since he’d really rather not see you in the ER anytime soon, he’s provided us with some simple-but-smart tips on how to stay safe while you’re out there doing you this summer. Pay attention. The … MORE>>
A Sarasota Memorial Hospital physician offers kickass advice on how to stay hydrated while balling out in the sun all summer long. Baby it’s hot outside. Hot enough to melt your flip-flops, hot enough to set your shirt on fire, hot enough to leave you reeling from heat exhaustion, or even heatstroke if you’re not … MORE>>