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USF Sarasota-Manatee offers free Autism screening Oct. 27

USF Sarasota-Manatee offers free Autism screening Oct. 27

Sarasota, Florida -- Do you wonder if your child has autism? It's possible when you consider the statistics.

Some reports show some level of autism exists in two million people in the United States that's nearly one in 88 children. Autism is the third most common developmental disability.

USF Sarasota-Manatee is offering free autism screening, education resources to support healthy living for individuals with autism spectrum disorders.

Precautionary boil water notice issued on Siesta Key

Precautionary boil water notice issued on Siesta Key

Siesta Key, Florida -- A precautionary boil water advisory is in effect after repairs to a water main break on Siesta Key at 6619 Stickney Point Road.

The water main break on Thursday caused a service interruption for approximately 2,647 Sarasota County Utilities customers.  The water service is restored and residents have been notified by telephone of the precautionary boil water advisory.

Mobile health services offered at 13 county sites in October

Mobile health services offered at 13 county sites in October

Sarasota County, Florida -- The Sarasota County Health Department's Health In Motion Mobile Medical Unit staff will provide free and low-cost health services at 13 sites around the county during October.

The services offered at the established sites include diabetes education and screening, blood pressure tests, pregnancy testing, HIV and tuberculosis testing, adult immunizations, and health education. The staff also assists individuals who lack medical insurance and do not have a health care provider to find a medical home for ongoing health care.

USDA official to recognize district's nutrition leadership

USDA official to recognize district's nutrition leadership

Sarasota County, Florida -- On Tuesday, Sept. 11, USDA Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Under Secretary Kevin Concannon will visit Phillippi Shores Elementary School in Sarasota to recognize Sarasota County Schools for improving their school meals and meeting the HealthierUS School Challenge for 22 of their elementary schools.

With 17 Silver and 5 Bronze awards, Sarasota County Schools is helping to improve the school nutrition environment in Florida. 

 

Health department expands hours at vital records office in Venice

Health department expands hours at vital records office in Venice

Sarasota, Florida -- If you need a birth or death certificate or any other records, the Sarasota County Health Department is expanding hours for the vital records office in Venice.

The office, located at the Robert L. Anderson Administration Center, 4000 S. Tamiami Trail, will now be open on Wednesdays, along with Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The offices close for lunch from 12 - 12:30 p.m.

Mobile health services offered at 14 county sites in September

 Mobile health services offered at 14 county sites in September

Sarasota County, Florida -- The Sarasota County Health Department's Health In Motion Mobile Medical Unit staff will provide free and low-cost health services at 14 sites around the county during September.

The services offered at the established sites include diabetes education and screening, blood pressure tests, pregnancy testing, HIV and tuberculosis testing, adult immunizations, and health education. The staff also assists individuals who lack medical insurance and do not have a health care provider to find a medical home for ongoing health care.

"No Swim" advisory lifted for Lido Casino Beach

"No Swim" advisory lifted for Lido Casino Beach

Sarasota County, Florida-- The Health Department lifted the "No Swim" advisory for Lido Casino Beach on Lido Key that was issued on Thursday, August 16.

Sarasota County Health Department officials received testing results from samples taken yesterday, Tuesday, August 21, that were at a satisfactory level that meets both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state recreational water standards, the county governent explained in a release.