Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people ages 10-24. According to the Florida Department of Vital Statistics, suicide was the third leading cause of death for individuals ages 5 to 14 in 2020. Northwest Florida, from Walton to Escambia Counties, combined in 2018-2020, falls in the...
“We live in a world where we are told to follow our dreams, but we weren’t told how hard it would be to achieve our dreams. For a female in today’s society, there are a lot of things that hold us back from reaching our full potential,” said Marlee...
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people ages 10-24. According to the Florida Department of Vital Statistics, suicide was the third leading cause of death for individuals ages 5 to 14 in 2020. Northwest Florida, from Walton to Escambia Counties, combined in 2018-2020, falls in the...
With a theme of ‘dress like a fool’, ‘run like a fool’, the community, students and their families are invited to sign up for Destin High Athletics’ Foolish 5K Fun Run/Walk that starts and ends at Destin High School (DHS) on April 9 at 8:30 am. BOTE Destin is...
By Todd Craig I don’t remember most of my dreams, but I’ll never forget this one. In the dream, I am in the third-row seat of a car traveling down a straight highway. I am content with my situation until I am suddenly aware that the car is on cruise...
By Krisy Whitely Anderson, Beverly Hills Day Spa Owner You already know that a mani-pedi makes your nails look fantastic. And it IS time to get ready for those toes to show this Spring. But, what you may not know is that a professional nail treatment actually has long-term and...
By Kay Leaman, Health Architect It’s a love-hate relationship. We eat sweets to celebrate, comfort our souls and give sweets as gifts. Enjoying special moments is a good thing. But even if you’re an occasional sweet eater, you might be eating much more than you think. Sugar is more addictive...

Breast Cancer

By Dr. Richard Chern, MD Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer in women and the second leading cause of death from cancer in women. Metastatic breast cancer tends to invade the bone causing intense pain and invades the brain causing dementia and memory loss. It is not a...
By Kenneth Books There is no cure for Autism Spectrum Disorder. And the expenses for families with a member who has autism are steep. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that, in addition to medical costs, intensive behavioral interventions for children with autism cost $40,000 to $60,000 per child per...
By Greg Durette, Florida Health Connector The end is near! Not in the mortal sense, but rather, the end of the Open Enrollment Period for predominantly Medicare Advantage plan members in 2022. We will leave the mortality proclamation to the crazy guy wearing the sandwich board roaming various city streets...

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