By Lisa Leath Turpin, Health & Wellness Coach Any movement and activity is good. Especially the kind we LOVE, like fishing! Improve strength, drop unwanted pounds, and increase your positive and emotional outlook. That’s what we all want. I encourage people to be active in any way because inactivity is...
My name is Matthew Vanderford. I am a public adjuster. If you don’t know what that is, you can call me to find out or read more of my columns. Because this article isn’t about public adjusting. My name is Matthew Vanderford. I am a father of four children. But...
New mothers at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast have access to the highest level of breastfeeding support and education available, thanks to the hospital’s efforts to become recognized as a Baby-Friendly birth facility by Baby-Friendly USA. Baby-Friendly USA, Inc is the U.S. authority for the implementation of...
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....

An Alarming Parenting Trend

By Christine Rushford, Coastal Counseling This past summer I took my almost middle schooler to a beach with a giant slide dropping off into the water. There was a group of rambunctious boys shoving each other as they climbed up the slide and all jockeying to go down the slide...
By Dr. Sheila Mohammed, MD, PhD Prolotherapy refers to a treatment that helps the body heal and regenerate tissues, making them stronger and removing discomfort in the long-term, while doing away with the need for surgery. Injured and worn soft tissues such as cartilage, and ligaments in the spine and...
White-Wilson Medical Center is pleased to welcome family medicine physician, Claudia Molina-Pierce, M.D. to the Niceville Family Medicine Clinic. In 2019, the Niceville Family Medicine Clinic also welcomed Meghan Lanzola, APRN, and Gary Mousseau, PA-C, in to help meet the growing need for quality primary care in the Niceville...
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center introduces treatment of vascular thrombosis using the EkoSonic® Endovascular System (EKOS®) with Acoustic Pulse Thrombolysis™. This treatment is designed to quickly dissolve a blood clot (thrombus) and restore blood flow - while reducing risk to the patient. Like other leading institutions around the world,...

What is Normal?

By Dr. Richard Chern, MD How many times have you been told, "Labs look normal, see ya next year?" But that voice inside says "I don't feel normal." Why is that? Well, because it’s normal to age, get tired, gain weight, have achy joints, thinning hair, move slower, and have...
By Lori Leath Smith Are you aware that one in 54 children were diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in 2020? And that boys are 4x more likely to be diagnosed than girls? Or that the cost to raise a child with Autism over their lifetime is about $2.4 million?...
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