The Seaside School Half Marathon + 5K will be back in-person for the 20th anniversary running on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022, in Seaside. The three-day charity race weekend kicks off with the coastal cuisine event Taste of the Race on Friday night, then proceeds to a fun-for-all-ages Race Expo...
By Todd Craig During my 20 years as a pastor, I was privileged to be invited into the heights of the human experience as well as the deepest valleys. I presided over weddings and was one of the first to hold newborn babies. I was also one of the first...
Did you know 4 out of 5 teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs? It is a proven fact that depression, anxiety, stress and suicidal thoughts are on the increase. Unfortunately, suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for middle and high school youth, ages 12...
By Krisy Anderson The Summertime is great! But, sun exposure can deplete collagen. Collagen is the glue-like substance that supports and connects tissues and is responsible for firmness, elasticity and protections. The sun makes collagen break down, damaging its suppleness and promoting early aging. For mature skin, the summer sun...
By Dr. Richard Chern, MD Testosterone shots for men have been used to treat testosterone deficiency for many years.  There has also been a lot of bad press about using “testosterone” in men because previously, many men abused testosterone and later faced consequences such as heart attacks, strokes, pulmonary embolisms,...

Healthy Hacks

By Kay Leaman, Health Architect, HealthyDay HealthyLife It’s not only back to school—it’s back to routines, after school activities and food on the go. Does your fast food budget increase after school is in full swing? (I’m not so sure ‘fast’ is part of the equation these days; it’s more ‘patience’...
A monoclonal antibody treatment site is now open at the Northwest Florida Fairgrounds in Fort Walton Beach. It will be available seven days per week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says health officials can handle up to 320 treatments per day. The treatment --...

Self-Care Corner

By Krisy Anderson Ever heard of Microneedling? Well, now you have! Also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT) and percutaneous collagen induction (PCI), microneedling is a cost-effective, minimally-invasive treatment for a number of skin conditions. In the past few years, it has increased in popularity due to its ability to improve...
By Allison Gorman, Natural Awakenings If you’ve been a reader of Destin Life for any period of time, by now you know Cryotherapy—a brief, controlled exposure of the body, or part of the body, to ultra-low temperatures—has become a popular way to reduce inflammation and pain associated with overworked muscles...
By Dr. Richard Chern, M.D. The most basic definition of menopause is 12 months with no period. There is no mystery here. All women will eventually experience menopause and most see menopause as an event you must go through and once the hot flashes or other symptoms end it’s over. Unfortunately,...

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