By Melanie Stewart There’s something so refreshing and exciting about January and the start of a new year; a blank slate, a chance to renew our commitments to what’s working in our lives, and a chance to let go of what’s not. And now it’s February — which means the...
By Dr. Richard Chern, M.D. We never stop learning. Many of the things once considered good or healthy are now considered bad or dangerous. And there are just as many we considered bad and dangerous that are now considered good and healthy. Some people still argue the effectiveness of seat...
Pensacola, Fla. (December 12, 2019) – Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola has been named as one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson HealthTM. The recognition is based on IBM Watson Health’s annual study that spotlights the top-performing cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S., based on a balanced, objective...
The Market Shops will host a OneBlood Drive on Friday, December 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Recently, The Market Shops October Blood Drive resulted in 14 units of blood which will benefit up to 42 patients. The OneBlood Big Red Bus® will be parked in The Market...

Ask Doctor Marty: Memory

QUESTION: I am having a terrible time with my memory and can’t seem to focus. Alzheimer’s disease runs in my family and I’m concerned. What can I do? ANSWER: There are lots of things you can do from a natural viewpoint that can help you with mental focus and memory....
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...

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