When Mosely High School Student Athlete, Jordan Whitely, learned electric Cryotherapy technology was available in the Panhandle, he and his mom made the drive from Panama City to Destin to check it out. What they discovered was much more than Cryotherapy; rather a full-scale center offering the same advanced...
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 Dr. Richard Chern, M.D. The most basic definition of menopause is 12 months with no period. There is no mystery here. All women will eventually experience menopause and most see menopause as an event you must go through and once the hot flashes or other symptoms end it’s over. Unfortunately,...
By Scott Miller Flex Fitness Freeport will open its doors soon—in just a few short weeks soon! And it is going to knock your socks off when you first walk through the doors. The brand-new facility located at 188 Ramsey Branch Rd. in Freeport will bring a state-of-the-art fitness center...
The Emerald Coast Fitness Foundation (ECFF) is pleased to announce its upcoming fundraising event, Sip and Splash: An Aquatic Affair presented by Tim Smith Acura. A first of its kind, the event will take place on Saturday, May 14 at the Aquatic Center, located at 4345 Commons Drive West,...
By Michelle Ruschman Publisher’s Note: Our area is blessed with several military installations, serving thousands of military personnel and possessing a significant deployment commitment. Consequently, our family and friends in the military are continuously placed in harm’s way. Fortunately, we have Fisher House, which provides a home away from home...
By Stephenie Craig I found myself in a close relationship consistently feeling hurt and disappointed. I felt resentful and repeatedly like I wasn’t asking for anything unreasonable but the person refused to give me what I needed. Have you been there too? Maybe it’s a family member, a partner, a...

Cleansing: 4 Key Steps

By Bart Precourt, D.C. One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is the gift of health. There may be no better gift than doing a whole food cleanse. Will it be easy? Maybe, maybe not. Do you need it? Most likely. Do you deserve it? YES! After facilitating and...

Weight Loss and Thyroid

By Dr. Richard Chern, MD In this column, we’ve discussed the thyroid before. However, it’s such an important subject, because even mild thyroid dysfunction can cause weight gain over months and years. And this weight gain is nearly impossible to lose and keep off without getting the thyroid optimized. The thyroid...

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...
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