By Melanie Stewart There’s something so refreshing and exciting about January and the start of a new year; a blank slate, a chance to renew our commitments to what’s working in our lives, and a chance to let go of what’s not. And then it becomes February — which means...
By Dr. Richard Chern, MD The New Year is the traditional time to reflect on the year’s accomplishments and failures as well as determine our goals and objectives for the new year. A typical New Year’s resolution includes eating better, exercising more, and losing weight. And, although these are important, for...

Inhibit The Holiday Halo

By Lisa Leath Turpin, Health & Wellness Coach Happy Holidays Destin! In November I encouraged you to just get moving and stay moving… any movement/activity counts toward your ability to burn calories and stay healthy. I also challenged you to use movement to “Weigh Down to Christmas,” to keep from...
An Alternative Approach to Healing through Energy Medicine By Melanie Barrett When Max and Vickie Green realized something was wrong with their 14- year-old schnauzer, they took Calle to the vet. She was unable to hold her head upright, and seemed to wobble when she walked. The vet told the owners...
By Sheila Mohammad, MD PHD More than 50 million women in the United States ranging from young female athletes to post-menopausal women, are bothered by urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, and scarring and thickening of the vaginal folds. Treatments offered in conventional medicine include vaginal estrogen, topical testosterone, or...
By Melanie Stewart It’s almost that time again. In just a few short weeks, millions of people worldwide will once again commit to the number one resolution: Losing Weight. 75% will last only a week. What would it mean to you to finally reach your goal weight and be able...
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is 5-star rated for coronary bypass surgeries, treatment of heart attacks and pacemaker procedures outcomes according to a national report released by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. This achievement is part of the Healthgrades 2020 Report to the...
By Stephanie Craig There I sat crying in a butter-soaked shirt, holding a tired, screaming baby wondering why I ever agreed to three Christmases in one day. It was our baby son’s first Christmas, and was supposed to be a picturesque, magical day to remember. We decorated, dressed our son...
Our stem cells decrease and decline with age. When we’re born, one in every 10,000 cells are stem cells. By the time we reach the teenage years, around one in every 100,000 cells are stem cells. By the time we reach age 30, one in every 250,000 cells are...
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center (FWBMC) has been recognized by the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) and the Florida Health Department for achieving one of the highest reported rates in the state for its work to protect newborns from hepatitis B virus infection. “I am incredibly proud of our Labor and...

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