By Dr. Richard Chern, MD Coronavirus is very similar to influenza and many of my peers have asked,”What’s the hype? Am I missing something here?” The rate of death from influenza is about 0.5% and the rate of death with coronavirus is about 3%. This is still fairly low, but...

Do You Wanna Get High?

By Lisa Leath Turpin, Health & Wellness Coach The exercise high that is! Through this column, I have encouraged you to just MOVE. Movement of any kind is beneficial. Even if you have limitations, please try to get moving in any capacity. Exercise is health-enhancing and life-extending, but many think...
By Mary Chris Murray In an effort to help children reach their full potential of growth and well-being, TMJ & Sleep Center, Emerald Coast (EC) is addressing the increased need for the provision of comprehensive, quality solutions for sleep disordered breathing issues that manifest overtime and are often overlooked. Clinical research...
By Dr. Richard Chern, MD Traditional medicine has achieved a long life for many. Unfortunately, many long lives lack quality in their last years. In the past, I’ve cared for nursing home patients — seeing them once or several times each month. Their care was usually complicated, including ten or...
The Florida Panhandle Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is excited to announce a series of free, public suicide prevention trainings available to the community - all across the Panhandle. The Chapter recommends trainings for those 18 and older. “Our goal is to save lives and bring hope...
By Greg Durette As with many situations, in order to give a good answer to the original question, one must first ask another. In this case, the question(s) you would have to ask first are: • Did you sign up for a new Advantage Plan or a stand-alone Part D prescription...
The Sacred Heart Foundation is once again rolling out the green carpet for the 2nd Annual Emerald Ball on Saturday, March 28 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. The black-tie gala, presented by Howard Group, will benefit the expansion of the cardiac and spine programs at...
QUESTION: How can I avoid colds and flu? When is it necessary to see the doctor? ANSWER: This is the perfect time of the year for that question. And I’ll take it further. How do we know when it’s the flu, a cold or even allergies? A COLD generally causes nasal...
Dr. Fred Ruder with Seacrest Dental says his favorite part of being a dentist is that he has the chance to positively affect people’s health as well as their self-esteem. Dr. Ruder fell in love with our area while on a trip here after University of Maryland Dental School graduation....
Twin Cities Hospital (TCH) recently broke ground for an expansion of its ER to allow for continued growth and larger capacity for quality care. The average annual ER volume growth of 6% from 2015-2017 has led to capacity constraints. In 2018, TCH treated 18,629 ER patients and 18,750 in...

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