By Richard Chern, M.D. Hormone therapy can be traced back over 2000 years when the Chinese isolated pituitary and sex hormones for medicinal purposes. The hormones had not been identified, but the benefits were already known. Of course, many discoveries have occurred since then and today we are not only...

Toodle-oo 2022

By Lisa Turpin, Health & Wellness Coach Hard to believe 2022 is coming to an end. But, “(musical notes?) It’s – THE – most – wonderful time of the year (musical notes?) There’ll be parties for hosting, marshmallows for toasting… and…be of good cheer… (musical notes?) It’s the most WONDERFUL...
The White-Wilson Community Foundation partnered with Special Olympics Florida to provide free sports physicals to local athletes throughout Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton Counties recently at White-Wilson Medical Center’s main campus in Fort Walton Beach. Volunteers from White-Wilson Medical Center conducted the routine physicals for nearly 30 athletes in need...
The Pink Walk Benefiting Fore Her is back and better than ever! The event, which takes place on Saturday, Jan. 28, at The Village of Baytowne Wharf, will introduce a timed 5k race in addition to the Survivor Stroll and annual Walk. The community is invited to walk or run...
By Greg Durette Now that the Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP) is over, you can finally take a breather from all those ads, phone calls and mailers. Come Jan. 1, you will have a chance to try out your new Medicare Advantage, Supplement and/or Prescription plan. If you suddenly discover the...
By Todd Craig, Journey Bravely As we come to the end of one year and the beginning of another, quotes from two of pop-culture’s great philosophers come to mind. Yogi Berra famously said, “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up somewhere else.” The other comes from...
By Teresa Halverson The holidays are a time for family gatherings, visiting those we haven’t seen in a while and looking to the future. As we enter into 2023, many of us may have had the opportunity to visit our family members who we haven’t seen in months or perhaps...
By Kay Leaman, Health Architect We all know that the word ‘healthy’ gets rescheduled to Jan. 1 during this season. We’re not ready to relinquish our favorite recipes for a healthier option. My recommendation in the arena of food and sweets during this season: Be present and aware of how...
By Kenneth Books Transitioning to an assisted living facility can be traumatic, an onerous chore that no one really wants to undertake. It can be expensive, time-consuming and, sometimes, dangerous. But where to turn for advice, help and protection? “We help steer our clients to resources to help pay for assisted living,”...
Children’s Volunteer Health Network (CVHN) and The Youth Mental Health Project have introduced regional chapters of The Parent Support Network to the panhandle. The new resources will provide local parents and caregivers who are concerned about their children’s mental health with an opportunity to find and support each other...
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