We all want to be healthy, but we also want our pets to be pain free and vibrant, too. One of the most beneficial ways we can help them could be through animal chiropractic, now available in Destin. Chiropractic care for animals is one of the fastest growing and most...
By Melanie Stewart, Yum Tum Nutrition It might come as a surprise to learn that the number one trigger of daytime fatigue and poor performance is actually not sleep, stress or even food related - it’s dehydration. So, before we move on to the stomach, let’s talk about how to...

What is Normal?

By Dr. Richard Chern, MD How many times have you been told, "Labs look normal, see ya next year?" But that voice inside says "I don't feel normal." Why is that? Well, because it’s normal to age, get tired, gain weight, have achy joints, thinning hair, move slower, and have...
By Christine Rushford, Coastal Counseling Last month we talked about how to prevent your child from throwing a tantrum. Some of you might have read that article and thought, “That’s great, but what do I do in the midst of a melt down?” (See March Destin Life at MyDestinLife.com.) You’ve...
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...

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