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...

Journey Bravely

By Stephanie Craig Journey Bravely, our counseling practice, moved cross-country to Florida and we are pinching ourselves daily when we see the ocean! We started dreaming 2 years ago about moving to a sunnier, ocean-side community. We realized in our coaching and counseling work we were encouraging people to “journey...
By Dr. Richard Chern, M.D. Blood pressure, pulse, temperature and respiration are measurable and all serve a vital role in the health and treatment of patients- thus we describe them as “Vital Signs.” In 2001, The Joint Commission, a private business that provides accreditation to hospitals, decided pain was being...
By Lisa Leath Turpin, Health & Wellness Coach This is the season for Thanksgiving—that is giving thanks and being thankful. Last year I wrote that I was thankful for movement, aka. being able to move. This year I’m thankful for that again. Use it or lose it, as it’s said,...

Eat Your Veggies!

By Melanie Stewart Last month, it was about encouraging healthy eating for children. One of the most common complaints is an aversion to vegetables. Given that this food group is indisputably important, the first recommendation is to introduce vegetables early and often. Even if the baby seems to react negatively, consistency is...
Lindy Wood dreamed of a day when she could offer more for her son, Weston, and other teens and young adults affected by Autism. “I see my little Weston now and already worry about the fact that, as he gets older, his opportunities to develop and cultivate independent skills...
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, yet suicide is preventable. Not to be deterred by the original date being rained out, supporters throughout Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, and nearby communities will be participating in the 7th Annual Emerald Coast Out of the...
By Dr. Richard Chern, M.D. Are there any men out there who are tired, irritable, have trouble sleeping, headaches, brain fog, dry cracked skin, depression, anxiety, high cholesterol or high triglycerides? These are just some problems associated with low Estrogen levels. As I’ve discussed previously, testosterone breaks down into estrogen...

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