Fort Walton Beach (FWB) Medical Center now offers the anterior approach as an option for patients needing a total hip replacement. Total hip replacement with anterior approach refers to surgeries done from in front of the hip. These surgeries may also be called mini, modified, minimally invasive, or muscle-sparing...
The Sacred Heart Foundation is rolling out the green carpet for the inaugural Emerald Ball on Saturday, May 18 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. The black-tie gala, presented by Alys Foundation, Howard Group and St. Joe Community Foundation will benefit the expansion of the Comprehensive...
By Melanie Stewart, Yum Tum Nutrition Ghandi gave some really good advice when he suggested that we drink our food and chew our drink. As we continue our digestive journey (please see Part 1, Destin Life January 2019 p. 12 at MyDestinLife.com), we arrive at our favorite organ of digestion...
Embodies Live Navigation and 3D Virtual Reality The synergy between robotics and navigation represents the future of computerized planning and execution in spine surgery. The Spine Center of Excellence at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast (SHHEC) recently upgraded to the most advanced Mazor X Stealth Edition technology for...
Marijuana as medicine? It’s the irony of our time: cannabis, once labeled criminal and dangerous, is now providing relief for a variety of symptoms and conditions. Cannabis is a complex plant that has been used medicinally world wide for more than a thousand years. As a practicing physician for over...

Tame the Tantrum

By Christine Rushford, Coastal Counseling Ahhhhh…the dreaded temper tantrum! As parents, we’ve all been there (I’m talking about your child’s tantrum, not your own). These colossal, bursts of emotional meltdowns typically occur in the most public places—he grocery store, the library, church! When our child is in the midst of...
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...
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...

Diet is a Noun

By Lisa Turpin I encourage people to think of eating as a lifestyle such as using the word “DIET” as a noun and not a verb. What IS your diet, instead of dieting (bouncing from fad to fad). Let’s look at two health concepts that have caught my attention: “Leaky...
Dr. Ryan Garcia With each new year, most people try to change their behavior, such as cutting out junk food and eating vegetables, or adding workouts to their day. However, your brain will not consistently make you do something you don’t believe is important. For example, if you say to...

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