Archive for October, 2012

10/1/2012

Don’t Leave Home for Healthcare

A variety of indicators show our region now scores high in treating even the deadliest conditions. About 20 years ago, during a break in a meeting of local healthcare managers, one insider asked another where to go for good healthcare. “The airport,” the colleague joked. Related Articles: Don’t Leave Town for Healthcare Sarasota Healthcare Providers […]

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10/1/2012

The Laugh Cure: Tim Wilkins

Standup comic Tim Wilkins’ top 10 reasons to love healthcare in our region. Sarasota-based Tim Wilkins is a 20-year veteran standup comic and TV personality who currently appears weekly in more than 250 markets. He has opened for such stars as Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross and Julio Iglesias and has written a motivational best seller, […]

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10/1/2012

Pulse: Weight Loss Done Right & From The Heart

Weight Loss Done Right In the face of dietary recommendations and fads that seem to change continually, Susan Lewis of Sarasota’s weightmanagementcoaching.com touts a pragmatic approach to nutrition-oriented weight loss. Related Articles: Pulse: Star Survivor Pulse: Top 12 Healthiest Foods The Startling Truth About Women and Heart Disease

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10/1/2012

Sarasota Health: Top Dentists

Our exclusive listing of the most-recommended dentists in Sarasota and Manatee. Medical professionals agree that good dental health is an essential part of your overall well-being. In order to help you make informed choices, we’ve partnered with topDentists to publish this list of the very best dentists in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Related Articles: Sarasota […]

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10/1/2012

Editor’s Letter: To Your Health

  To Your Health With its sunny days and seaside location, Sarasota has long attracted adventurous and active newcomers, who value both the physical and mental health benefits of living here. It’s easier to stay fit and happy in a place where the days are bright and beautiful and everything from walking to windsurfing is […]

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10/1/2012

Lessons of The Heart

When a stroke felled the woman he loves, Sarasota’s Chip Willis entered a challenging world of hospitals, insurance and around-the-clock stress. Here are some lessons he’s learned along the way. When you hear the old cliché, “Your life can change in an instant”….believe it. On Sept. 17, 2010, life as I knew it was blown […]

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10/1/2012

Better Than Ever: Sarasota Health Experts Share the Latest Advances

Sarasota health experts let us in on the latest advances regarding how to keep your face and body youthful.

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10/1/2012

Technology: Phone Rx

From fitness to first aid, there’s an app for that. Eat right, work out, live healthy. Worthy goals, but if you need advice, who ya gonna call? Your smartphone, of course. Today’s mobile technology offers apps that can help keep your body a well-oiled machine. There’s even a Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System iPhone app to […]

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10/1/2012

Well-Being: The Path to Happiness

Happier people are healthier people. Here’s how to get there. The pursuit of happiness is more than a philosophical quest—it’s good medicine. Studies show that happy people are healthier people; having a positive attitude has positive results. Optimism, hopefulness, enthusiasm, engagement and other upbeat traits are associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer […]

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10/1/2012

Sarasota Health: Top Doctors

Our exclusive listing of the Sarasota-Manatee doctors most recommended by their peers. Topnotch physicians come to Sarasota not only because of the quality of life and demographics (older patients with the interest and income to invest in comprehensive healthcare) but because of the quality of the facilities and professionals who will be their peers. In […]

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10/1/2012

New Joints, New You

New surgical techniques are giving active baby boomers another lease on life. Baby boomers are active—and their knees, shoulders and hips are paying the price for it. But thanks to advances in technology and surgical techniques, when your joints give out, you don’t have to trade in your running shoes for the rocking chair. According […]

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10/1/2012

Pulse: Top 12 Healthiest Foods

These dynamic dozen are “perhaps the most nutritionally dense, bang-for-your-buck super foods nature has to offer,” according to functional diagnostic nutritionist and trainer Andrew Terman of Bradenton’s Fit Crew. “There are many more powerful foods naturally available, but here are the 12 highlights.” 1. Organic Pastured (not pasteurized) Eggs “Just one egg contains nine essential […]

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10/1/2012

Pulse: Star Survivor

Olivia Newton-John overcame breast cancer and became a champion for women’s health. In 1992, multiple Grammy winner and movie star Olivia Newton-John was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was 43. This spring, Newton-John spoke about her experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, at a luncheon for Moffit Cancer Center. The diagnosis alone was a struggle. In […]

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10/1/2012

Food & Wine: Shore Diner

A Shore thing on St. Armands. Open, airy and sleek as a seal, Shore Diner on St. Armands is just the breath of culinary fresh air this venerable dining and shopping district needed. Its space above a clothing store, also called Shore, is brilliantly designed, the staff well trained from day one, and the kitchen […]

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10/1/2012

Top Tickets: October 2012

Sarasota Chalk Festival The chalk art celebration takes place in November, but work on the large 3-D street paintings commences Oct. 28, so stroll around Burns Square and catch the artists in the act of creation. “Going Vertical” artists will also start painting building walls. chalkfestival.com. Rigoletto Sarasota Opera artistic director Victor DeRenzi opens the […]

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10/1/2012

Real Estate Junkie: The Way We Were

Our Real Estate Junkie’s home of the month. No other home epitomizes the style of Old Sarasota as well as this gated mansion set on two acres of mainland waterfront near Siesta Key. Owned by several prominent families over the years, including the Robartses and the late Paulette Crabtree Schindler Blair, it was designed back […]

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10/1/2012

Who’s In Store: Alison Bishop

Living Walls’ Alison Bishop proves modern is always in style. A landmark near the intersection of Gulfstream Avenue and Main Street since 1985, Sarasota’s beloved Living Walls is here to stay even though a new condo may soon surround it. “Our building has been sold, but we have a lease. We have time to find […]

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10/1/2012

Highlights: October 2012

Kay Kipling’s calendar of the best arts and entertainment events for October. Art Longboat Key Center for the Arts. Continuing here through Oct. 5: A Mighty Light Flight, featuring sculpture by Mark Humphrey and oil paintings by Dustin Juengel. Opening Oct. 12: The First 60 Years, showcasing painter George Pappas and honoring him with an […]

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10/1/2012

Food & Wine: Carmel Café & Wine Bar

High-Tech Heaven at Carmel café Carmel Café & Wine Bar near University Parkway and I-75 is high-concept and high-tech. Printed menus may be had upon request, but the default is an iPad customized for Carmel Café that allows you not only to select photo-illustrated beverages and food but to place your order wirelessly. You can […]

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10/1/2012

From The Editor: Surf Shack Chic

That’s not exactly the way I see it. True, the cottage George and I are buying in the Outer Banks of North Carolina with my son, Matt, and his wife, Mara, is small and yes, shabby, too. It’s a prefab 1970s structure on stilts, with a weathered brown exterior, shingles missing from half the roof, […]

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