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...
By Dr. Richard Chern, MD Hormone therapy has many benefits and I’ve written about these for several years now. Hormones can, however, have some unexpected effects and I have seen these effects firsthand in our clinic. I’ve informed prospective patients for years that hormones are not just for libido and...
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...
Sip and Splash: An Aquatic Affair The Emerald Coast Fitness Foundation raised more than $74,000 at the inaugural “Sip and Splash: An Aquatic Affair,” presented by Tim Smith Acura. The first-of-its-kind event took place under the stars May 14 at the Aquatic Center of Destin, 4345 Commons Drive West. The pool...
By Kay Leaman, Health Architect Summer is here. You can feel the humidity thicken and watch traffic double. Sunscreen sales increase as we hit the beach, go camping, work in the yard, etc. Many of us look over the myriad choices focusing on SPF numbers rather than ingredients. The benefits of...
By Lisa Leath Turpin, Health & Fitness Coach/Consultant For the next several months, we will learn from a “Do it Right” series. I dissect the different body parts so you can get a better understanding of the role each muscle plays and ideas on how to tone and strengthen them...
By Hannah White Local resident Butch McKay has witnessed first-hand the consequences of stigmas and misconceptions about Alzheimer’s, a progressive and fatal brain disease affecting more than 580,000 Floridians. When Butch’s partner of 40 years, Darrel, became lost and confused after dropping Butch off one day, Butch began to suspect something...
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