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The Kindness of Strangers: How CPR May Have Saved a Life on Bradenton Beach

The Kindness of Strangers: How CPR May Have Saved a Life on Bradenton Beach

Bradenton Beach, FL – When Alicia Spaid and her family took to the beach this past July 4th weekend, it was meant to be a celebration of fireworks, food and swimming with her family and friends. It was also the day in which she was finally celebrating her belated birthday.

However, before she made it to the water, she spotted a group of people pulling a limp body onto the beach. While her friend Shannon Hereford gathered the children in their group out of the water (still not knowing what was happening), her daughter Josie and another friend, Cheyene Rudolph, ran to the picnic area to grab a cell phone and dial 911.  

The elderly man who was just rescued was turning a purplish-blue and was unresponsive.

Local library invites you to learn about links between health and literacy

Local library invites you to learn about links between health and literacy

Bradenton, Florida -- Manatee County Central Library (1301 Barcarrota Blvd.) will be hosting a family fun day on Saturday, July 16 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The event will focus on child health as it relates to literacy, and emphasizes the importance of a healthy body AND mind. Kids will be able to make their own books, listen to a storyteller, enjoy a puppet shoe, and watch "musical motions."

There will be wholesome snacks and Florida KidCare will be there to share more information about their children's health insurance.

For more information, call Ellie De Leon at 748-4501 x 6205.

10 News and friends bring All American Blood Drive to Bradenton

10 News and friends bring All American Blood Drive to Bradenton

Bradenton, Florida -- 10 News -WTSP has teamed up with WQYK 99.5 FM, Florida Blood Services, and Sweetbay Supermarkets to sponsor "Ten News All American Blood Drive" on Thursday, June 30 and Friday, July 1, 2011, to help build our community's blood supply as we prepare for the long Independence Day Holiday weekend ahead.

Florida Blood Services will have bloodmobiles onsite from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., at the following location in Bradenton on Thursday and Friday:

  • Sweetbay Supermarket, 5805 Manatee Ave W

All lifesaving donors will receive

Runners Club helps elementary students stay fit

Runners Club helps elementary students stay fit

Jan Dart of the Physical Education Department of Wakeland Elementary School is proud to have organized a new, fun way for students to develop healthy habits early in life. With childhood obesity rising across the nation, Jan has created the Runners Club so local students can have fun and stay active before the school day begins.

She established a Runners Club at Wakeland and the kids have already accomplished great things. Jan explains, "I have 11 kids who have run 100 miles this year and 2 of them have reached 150 miles. I think that is a great accomplishment and (shows) real dedication for leading a healthier lifestyle."

The Runners Club meets from 7:50-8:20 every morning except Wednesdays. Next week will be the last week for Runners Club for the year, and should allow the kids to stay energized through their final weeks of school before summer vacation!

Manatee Cancer Center showcases breakthrough radiation therapy technologies

Manatee Cancer Center showcases breakthrough radiation therapy technologies

Bradenton – Today, Manatee Cancer Center welcomed local health care and business leaders, cancer care specialists, elected officials, patients and family members into the facility to witness firsthand the breakthrough radiation oncology treatment techniques they are offering to local cancer patients, including Siemen’s Artiste, which delivers image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT).

IGRT is one of the latest advanced radiation therapy modalities that is rapidly revolutionizing the planning and delivery of cancer treatment. Because this approach minimizes toxicity to healthy tissue by delivering highly precise doses of radiation, patients can expect fewer and less severe side effects, and quicker recovery times.

“We are very excited to open up our facility today to the community and demonstrate the incredible strides that have been made in recent years in cancer care, and in radiation therapy in particular,” said Mary Koshy, M.D.

Two doctors bring new family practices to Heritage Harbour

Two doctors bring new family practices to Heritage Harbour

Bradenton, Florida – Two new physicians opened family practices today in the Sarasota Memorial Health Care Center in East Manatee's Heritage Harbour. Karen M. Bigby, MD, and Andrew E. Burg, MD, specialize in family practice and provide comprehensive medical care for families and individuals of all ages.

Both physicians will share medical offices on the second floor of Sarasota Memorial’s outpatient medical campus. In addition to physician offices, the Heritage Harbour facility offers an urgent care walk-in center on the first floor, along with a full complement of diagnostic radiology/imaging services, laboratory, rehab, pain management and home health services.

Sarasota's New College participates in Drug Take Back Day

Sarasota's New College participates in Drug Take Back Day

SARASOTA, Fla. - New College of Florida will participate in the second National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30, 2011, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. During that time, members of the Sarasota and Bradenton communities are encouraged to drop off potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at the New College Police Station, where officers will safely dispose of them. Participation in the program is completely anonymous.

The National Take Back Initiative was started by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in conjunction with state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the United States to address a vital public safety and public health issue. More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration's National Survey on Drug Use and Health.