Record-Breaking Sargassum Drifts Threaten Public Health, Tourism and Ecology

by Reda Wigle In the past several weeks, a noxious smell emanating from the beaches of the Keys has kept swimmers, sun seekers and nature lovers away from...

LGBT – Where We Are Now

We are residents of a city of celebrations. This week, two prominent subgroups have reason to be jubilant. Our kids have another year of schooling under their...

Foundation teaches survival skills

By any standards, this is a success. In the past six weeks, three instructors and 49 kids have been schooled in the swim-float-survive technique in the Florida...

Barefoot Doctor Stan Sack Explores the Uptick in Autism

No matter where you live, you’re never far away from news and discussions on autism. Even if we just considered recent publications, there’s so much written that...

Barefoot Doctor answers the question: Is it safe to smoke pot when pregnant?

It’s happened. As was recently reported on these pages, Key West has its first legal cannabis dispensary, with more to follow. And all sorts of MDS (Mysterious...

Changing Title X will affect the healthcare of women in the Keys

The clock is ticking down to May 3, when changes to the almost five-decade-old Title X program will see dramatic revamping and decreased health care services for...

Our Barefoot Doctor considers how Diabetes affects Kids

Over the past few weeks, we’ve talked a lot about new diseases, new research and new thinking. Today, we’ve got an oldie but baddie. We’ve known about...

EMS and LEOs stage car accident before prom weekend

One arrested, one injured, one dead. That was the tally for the demonstration on April 22 held at Marathon High School five days before prom, considered by...

Key West goes (weed) green with first dispensary

Legalization of medical marijuana was voted into Florida law on Nov. 8, 2016, and the changes have happened fast. Since then, 116 dispensaries have opened statewide, all...

Dr. Stan Sack “The Barefoot Doctor” explains a “new” pediatric illness

If you’ve lived in the Keys for a while, you’ve been through a hurricane or three. And on the epidemic front, you might have seen the effect...