Funds to Benefit Seaside Neighborhood School & Seacoast Collegiate High School The Seaside School Virtual Half Marathon + 5K is now open for registration to participants around the world. In an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and prioritize the health and safety of the community and participants, the...
Costa Enterprises McDonald’s will host monthly blood drives at their Niceville location through the end of 2020. The OneBlood Big Red Bus will be parked at 1090 John Sims Parkway from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Nov. 13; and Tues., Dec. 22 for all guests and community members...

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QUESTION: I have read a little bit about pH. Would it really make a difference in how I feel to reduce acid levels in my diet? p.s. PLEASE DON’T TELL ME TO GIVE UP COFFEE. ANSWER: I promise to not tell you to give up coffee. But I promise to...
By Stephenie Craig Even if you highly value optimism, 2020 is giving you a run for your money. As we sit six months into the pandemic, Hurricane Sally has pummeled the Panhandle, and we all know someone impacted by Covid, fires, racial tensions, not to mention the upcoming election discussions....
By Jason Clements, Owner, Bluewater Bay Fitness Given the novelty of the SARS-COV2 virus, which causes COVID-19, it is not surprising that there have been few studies on the relationship between physical activity and COVID-19 outcomes. An article published in Sports Medicine and Health Science reviews the available evidence regarding...
By Greg Durette It’s finally here again—Medicare Open Enrollment or, more precisely, the Annual Election Period (AEP). Every year, from October 15th to December 7th, Medicare eligible folks are able to do pretty much anything they want with their coverage. Some of my previous columns have addressed many of the...
How To Avoid Injury After Coronavirus Isolation Although many fitness facilities have been open in the Bay Life area since late May, there are a significant percentage of us who are just now starting to venture back into our favorite health club, because of concerns over the Coronavirus. However,...
QUESTION: Throughout this quarantine, I have realized how important it is to take care of myself. I want to fight off whatever comes my way, not just the pandemic at hand. What else can I do besides the supplements I am taking? ANSWER: Here are some basics. These are things...
HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA), one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers and parent company of local healthcare facilities Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and Twin Cities Hospital, today announced that it has been recognized by Military Times as one of the country’s best employers. This is based on the...
ECCAC Offers Children’s Prevention Programs By Kay Phelan Along with providing many services to children who have experienced abuse, abandonment or neglect, the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC) also has significant prevention programs in place. According to Jasie Landeros, who heads up the prevention department as ECCAC’s Outreach Program Manager,...

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