At The Manatee Memorial Hospital Blog you'll find information you can use to improve your overall health and well-being, and stories about our amazing patients and Healthcare Heroes serving our community.

Kids Ages 5 to 11 Can Now Get COVID-19 Vaccines

November 22, 2021

Younger kids are now eligible for the shots. Here's what parents need to know.

How to Pump Up Your At-Home Workout

November 22, 2021

Need some inspiration for a well-rounded workout at home? Here it is.

Does Handwashing Really Prevent Illness?

November 22, 2021

You likely washed your hands at the start of the pandemic. But do you still need to do it so much?

A Guide to Less Stressful Get-Togethers

November 22, 2021

Keep stress in check whether you're the host or a guest with these effective stress-busting tips.

Preparing for Cold and Flu Season

November 2, 2021

As you get ready for the winter, it’s a good time to ramp up your immunity and consider a flu shot.

Are You More Likely to Get Sick When the Seasons Change?

October 18, 2021

Here are some of the reasons why more people get sick at this time of year.

Can You Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

October 18, 2021

Here's how healthier habits may help some people reverse or better manage the disease.

What Are the Signs of Lung Cancer?

October 18, 2021

Learn about symptoms, screenings and prevention to lower your risk of this common cancer.

Manatee Memorial Hospital Welcomes New CEO

October 12, 2021

Healthcare is a family affair for Tom McDougal. Learn more about Tom's career and how he will lead Manatee forward.

How to Tell What's Causing Your Symptoms

September 17, 2021

If you're feeling under the weather, here's how to determine what may be to blame.

Do You Have These Signs of Depression?

September 17, 2021

Depression is a very real but treatable illness. Knowing the signs can help you start feeling better.

Can Exercise Lower Breast Cancer Risk?

September 17, 2021

As if you needed another good reason to move more, here's one worth smiling about.

What Will College Life Be Like This Fall?

August 26, 2021

Ready to head to campus for in-person learning? Here's what to expect when you get there.

Can AFib Cause a Stroke?

August 26, 2021

This common heart arrhythmia can lead to serious complications, including stroke.

How to Lower Your Risk of Prostate Cancer

August 26, 2021

Take these steps to help protect yourself from this common cancer in men.

The Link Between Marijuana and Suicide

August 26, 2021

New research shows that young adults who use marijuana may be more likely to consider suicide.

Getting Ahead of the Game

August 5, 2021

A CT Heart Score test gives two brothers a glimpse of their heart health so they could take action.

Is Less Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery Right for You?

July 29, 2021

Here are pros and cons to traditional and less invasive techniques for hip replacement surgery.

Why You Shouldn't Skip Recommended Vaccines

July 29, 2021

Vaccinations protect you from serious diseases – and here's why you need them.

7 Tips to Prepare for the Coming School Year

July 29, 2021

This year may require more preparation to get into school mode, but these tips can help.

5 Tips for Healthier To-Go Lunches

July 29, 2021

Get tips that give your lunch staying power so you don't suffer an afternoon slump.

Enjoy a Safe Summer!

July 21, 2021

Summer days mean swimming, sports, hanging at the beach and fun family activities. Here are some tips to stay cool and safe.

Prevention Is Key to Keeping Your Colon Healthy

March 22, 2021

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Have you had your screening colonoscopy?

Early Detection, Compassionate Care Beats Breast Cancer

August 25, 2020

After early detection of breast cancer through a regular mammogram and treatment at Manatee Memorial Hospital, Lisa Montanye is cancer-free.

A COVID-19 Clinical Trial Begins in Our Community

August 3, 2020

A clinical trial using plasma from patients who have recovered from COVID-19 may show promise in helping to improve those hospitalized with the condition.

Spinal Surgery Home Run

July 20, 2020

When baseball enthusiast Robert Long’s back pain grew worse, specialty orthopedic care at Manatee Memorial Hospital gave him a new lease on life.

Robotic Surgery Offers Many Advantages

June 29, 2020

Certain procedures at Manatee Memorial can be performed robotically through small incisions, supporting quicker recoveries and other benefits.

Quality Care Through the Generations

May 21, 2020

When he found out a fellow veteran had succumbed to the virus, nurse Marc Kagan sent him off with a military honor — a heartfelt salute.

Nurse Honors a Fellow Veteran Lost to COVID-19

May 21, 2020

When he found out a fellow veteran had succumbed to the virus, nurse Marc Kagan sent him off with a military honor — a heartfelt salute.

What Are the Top Health Concerns Affecting Men Today?

May 17, 2020

Get answers from physicians Angel Llanio, DO, and Indu S. Menon, MD, as they discuss key health concerns for men, such as heart disease and mental health.