Tickets are now officially on sale for Shelter House’s 6th Annual Palate & Palette Dinner, sponsored by Compass Builders and Emerald Coast Title Services, February 5 at Legendary Marine’s showroom in Destin. This year’s featured artist will be Nikki Cade, from Dallas, Texas. At the end of the evening,...
By Greg Durette Now that the Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP) is over (ended December 7th), you can finally take a breather from all those ads, phone calls and mailers. Come January 1st, you will have a chance to try out your new Medicare Advantage, Supplement and/or Prescription plan. If you...
By Lori Leath Smith It’s a Tuesday morning, and I find myself in a morning staff huddle at the Hope Medical Clinic. The Clinic’s director, Tim Roberts, listens intently and compassionately, gives directions and perhaps courses of action, so all staff know what to expect and are ready for their...

The Risks of Sanitizing

By Kay Leaman, HealthyDay HealthyLife While looking at the overuse of antibiotics, I came across some information that bares our attention. Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections and have been successful in treating these illnesses. However, because antibiotics are not bacteria specific, they kill the good bacteria along with the...
HCA Healthcare has appointed Zach McCluskey as its new Chief Executive Officer of Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, effective December 6. In his new role, Zach will oversee the growing 267-bed hospital which has served the Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa counties for more than 45 years. Zach assumes leadership...
By Lisa Leath Turpin, BS. Fitness & Wellness Coach By now, most of us have heard a lot about the destruction overindulging can do to our bodies, both visibly and silently. So, why do we keep allowing ourselves to do it? Does the magnitude of fun make it worth it?...
By Stephenie Craig, Journey Bravely How’s your stress level? How are your relationships? How are your physical and mental health? Are your current coping strategies moving you closer or further away from a sense of peace and direction? Often, we skip these questions and move straight to goals/resolutions at the...
By Dr. Richard Chern, MD As we age, it seems like it’s more difficult to get a good night’s sleep. For some of us, it’s harder to fall asleep and others have difficulty staying asleep. Then there are those who have difficulty with both falling asleep and staying asleep. A...
By Krisy Whitely Anderson The gift of brighter, cleaner, glowing holiday skin with the new Ultimate Skin Refiner! After only three treatments of the Ultimate Skin Refiner H2O Facial Treatment, pores are minimized and deeply cleansed, skin tone and texture are refined while potent antioxidants and anti-aging benefits are infused! The Ultimate...
By Greg Durette This is the time of year when you should review your Medicare options and make important decisions about your coverage for 2022. Right now, we are in the Annual Election Period (AEP) for all Medicare beneficiaries. It is often referred to as the Annual Open Enrollment Period. This...

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