Love That Traffic?

By Dr. Richard Chern, M.D. How are you handling life’s little frustrations? I know this article goes outside the immediate area, but I would bet everyone reading this article knows exactly how life in Destin has changed in the last ten years. I know for me, if there’s a bridge,...

The Collagen Craze

By Kay Leaman, Health Architect From commercials to magazine ads, it’s all about collagen. But what is it and why do we need it? Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It has an adhesive quality that is only matched by its ability to provide connection, structure and strength....
You are cordially invited to attend the much-anticipated groundbreaking ceremony for CALM Village on Mon., Sept. 12 at 4:30 p.m. at 201 Redwood Ave. in Niceville. Calm Village is the near future for the 501c3 nonprofit, CALM Organization, Inc., and the next step for area moms and their children. “We...

Do It Right! Sexy Back

By Lisa Leath Turpin, Health & Wellness Coach Everyone wants a strong and sexy back, but all too many times your back – especially the spine – takes the brunt of weakness and improper lifting. The back has different muscle groups that work together to allow movement. Some have multiple...
For the seventh year in a row, Okaloosa County Department of Public Safety – EMS Division has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus achievement award for its commitment to offering rapid, research-based care to people experiencing the most severe form of heart attack, ultimately saving...
By Lisa Leath Turpin, Health & Fitness Coach/Consultant Happy to introduce the second in a series of tips to effectively and safely exercise various areas of the body (Check out June edition: “Core/Abs”). There is a lot going on in the lower body. That old song (hip bone’s connected to the...
By Dr. Richard Chern, MD Have you or a friend tried hormone therapy in the past and had no results or minimal results? Worse are the patients who have tried hormone therapy and had bad results. It’s not uncommon for us to hear this from patients who have tried hormone...
By Stephenie Craig Our 10-year-old son, Will, suggested our monthly article should be an interview with him about ADHD to help other kids who might be struggling. We decided to turn it into a two-part series addressing the perspective of both kids and parents. The following interview took place while...
By Kay Leaman, Health Architect Do you know what the two most toxic plastics are that can be found in most kitchens today? Wait for it… plastic wrap and silverware. How many plastic storage containers do you have and how many of them come from restaurant leftovers, the deli or the...
By Lori Leath Smith In 2018, Kristyn Szala’s youngest son, Asher, was given a life-limiting diagnosis. Kristyn was only halfway through her pregnancy. “We were told that he would either pass away before birth or shortly thereafter,” she said. “You imagine you’re going to have a lifetime with your child...
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