Health News

Health News

Packed or provided, kids require nutritious school lunches

“Active minds need healthy lunches in the middle of the day to be at their best,” says Dr. Jennifer Bencie, health officer with the Florida Department of Health, Manatee. “With just a little bit of planning, those lunches can be safe, nutritious and the boost that students need to succeed.”

Health News

If it’s hot, drink up!

Seeing a headline about the importance of hydration often inspires eye-rolling, turning the page or clicking to another story. But wait. Please stay with us. Many people need to be reminded, gently nudged or constantly nagged – especially during the hot summer months.

Health News

How to get rid of your toenail fungus

Are you embarrassed to go barefoot at the beach or in the backyard? This is the time of year when people often kick off their shoes to cool down. Sandals or flip-flops have become everyday wear in the summer.

Videos

Jennifer Msumba, an adult singer-songwriter with autism, takes part in unique partnership

Jennifer Msumba along with Sarasota's Music Compound and Goodwill Manasota want to see if exposure to music and performance could help Goodwill team members with autism express themselves as it has helped Msumba.
Richard Dymond Bradenton Herald
Jennifer Msumba, an adult singer-songwriter with autism, takes part in unique partnership 3:00

Jennifer Msumba, an adult singer-songwriter with autism, takes part in unique partnership

Senior health: eat well, live longer 1:38

Senior health: eat well, live longer

Trenton's story: Sanfilippo syndrome hits a Manatee family of three 5:36

Trenton's story: Sanfilippo syndrome hits a Manatee family of three

Fiona's story: Family fundraising to find a cure for Sanfilippo 2:13

Fiona's story: Family fundraising to find a cure for Sanfilippo