Better Mousetraps

These Five Local Innovators Are Changing Our World

They turned “Aha!” ideas into real-life products.

04/25/2017 By Sylvia Whitman

New hires

Orthopedic Office Picks New Workers' Compensation Manager

Sarasota Orthopedic Associates recently hired Kim Kirtley as its workers' compensation development manager.

04/20/2017 By Staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Peanut butter and jelly food drives, free skin cancer screenings and new uses for plastic shopping bags in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

04/20/2017 By Staff

Health care

Doctor Plans New Sleep Disorder Office

Dr. Carlos Realpe of SleepMed recently leased suite 170 in the building located at 5432 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, in order to open a new SleepMed office there.

04/14/2017 By Staff

Construction

'Puppy Academy' Opens

Southeastern Guide Dogs this week opened its new Grant & Shirle Herron Puppy Academy.

04/13/2017 By Staff

Health care

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Gets an 'A' for Patient Safety

Sarasota Memorial Hospital on Wednesday received an "A" for patient safety from the nonprofit Leapfrog, which ranked the hospital as one of the safest in America.

04/12/2017 By Staff

Health care

Hospital Chief Medical Officer Named to Top 100 List

Dr. Thomas Trinchetto, the chief medical officer at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, was recently named by Becker's Hospital Review as one of the "100 hospital and health system CMOs to know."

04/11/2017 By Staff

New hires

Community AIDS Network Names New Marketing Director

The Community AIDS Network recently promoted Lori Denny to director of marketing and communications.

04/10/2017 By Staff

Aging

Lifetime Learning Leader Picked for National Council

Janna Overstreet was recently reappointed to a two-year term on the American Society on Aging's Lifetime Education and Renewal Network Council.

04/07/2017 By Staff

Health Care

Physician Tests New Use for Spinal Cord Stimulators

An interventional pain management specialist at Coastal Orthopedics Sports Medicine & Pain Management is participating in a new study examining the effectiveness of spinal cord stimulators in treating neck and upper extremity pain.

04/07/2017 By Staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Caribbean-themed fundraisers, new support for individuals with criminal histories and several donations in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

04/06/2017 By Staff

Technology

Biotech Executive Named One of Florida's 'Faces of Technology'

Dr. Robert Sambursky, president and CEO of Sarasota's RPS Diagnostics, was recently honored by the Florida High Tech Corridor.

04/06/2017 By Staff

Data

Florida Ranked the 13th Most 'Stressed' State

The ranking is based on stress levels related to work, money, family, health and safety.

04/04/2017 By Staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Mission trips and recognitions for veterans in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

03/30/2017 By Staff

New hires

Blood Bank Names New Chief of Lab Services

Rei Lopez was recently appointed chief of laboratory services for SunCoast Blood Bank.

03/30/2017 Photography by Staff

Health care

County Ranks Highly in State Health Rankings

Sarasota County was recently ranked third in health outcomes and second in health factors in the state of Florida in a new listing released by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

03/29/2017 By Staff

Health care

Dermatology Practice Offers New Treatments

SkinSmart Dermatology, a medical and cosmetic dermatology practice, recently began offering new cosmetic facial filler products for the treatment of nasolabial folds, or “laugh lines."

03/27/2017 By Staff

Retail

Mall Launches New Series of Weekly Fitness Events

The Mall at University Town Center is launching its new UTC Fab & Fit Club from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 26.

03/22/2017 By Staff

Data

Infant Mortality Declines

The infant mortality rate in the United States improved between 2005 and 2014, declining 15 percent, according to new numbers released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

03/21/2017 By Staff

Seniors

Local Initiatives Featured at Aging in America Conference

Representatives from The Patterson Foundation and its partners are in Chicago this week, presenting information about local aging initiatives to more than 3,000 experts convening for the 2017 Aging in America Conference.

03/20/2017 By Staff