By Richard Chern, MD We’re heading into the New Year and this is the traditional time to reflect on the year’s accomplishments and failures as well as determine our goals and objectives for the new year. A typical New Year’s resolution includes eating better, exercising more, and losing weight.  And, although...
Dr. Ahmed will practice at Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital Emerald Coast at 7720 U.S. Hwy. 98 W., Miramar Beach. Board-certified in cardiology, he provides comprehensive care to adults with heart rhythm disorders. Dr. Ahmed has a special interest in diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation and flutter and ventricular tachycardia....
By Sheila Mohammed, MD, PhD More than 50 million women in the United States ranging from young female athletes to post-menopausal women, are bothered by urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, and scarring and thickening of the vaginal folds.  Treatments offered in conventional medicine include vaginal estrogen, topical testosterone, or...
By Melanie Stewart It's almost that time again. In just a few short weeks millions of people worldwide will once again commit to the number one resolution:  Losing Weight. 75% will last only a week. What would it mean to you to finally reach your goal weight and be able...
By Brian Petrucci, RPh. On December 20, 2018, federal lawmakers passed the Farm bill which separated hemp from the legal definition of marijuana, making hemp legal to manufacture and buy anywhere in the United States. In 2018, CBD was a $600 million industry nationwide. By the end of 2019, it's expected...

Veggies Made Easy!

By Melanie Stewart Let’s wrap up this series on vegetables with a fun fact:  We can improve “Nutritional Profit with certain pairings. For example, cruciferous vegetables help to rid the body of carcinogens that can be formed during high heat cooking like grilling.  And because iron rich foods are absorbed...
Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast has added a surgical robot designed specifically for joint replacements. The Stryker Mako robotic system allows surgeons to create a patient-specific 3D plan and perform procedures using a surgeon-controlled robotic arm. Robotic-assisted surgery is a newer approach to hip and knee replacement that offers a...
Launches in NW Florida Ascension Complete Sacred Heart, an innovative Medicare Advantage plan, will be available to all Medicare-eligible seniors in Northwest Florida during the upcoming 2020 Medicare Annual Enrollment period from Oct. 15 – Dec. 7, 2019. Ascension Complete Sacred Heart is a Medicare Advantage plan shaped by a community...

Journey Bravely

By Stephenie Craig, LCSW Journey Bravely moved cross-country to Florida and we are pinching ourselves daily when we see the ocean! We started dreaming 2 years ago about moving to a sunnier, ocean-side community. We realized in our coaching and counseling work we were encouraging people to Journey Bravely and...
By Dr. Richard Chern, M.D. Blood pressure, pulse, temperature and respiration are measurable and all serve a vital role in the health and treatment of patients- thus we describe them as “Vital Signs.” In 2001, The Joint Commission, a private business that provides accreditation to hospitals, decided pain was being...

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