Safe Water for Walton sets statewide records with Operation Medicine Cabinet! By Kelly Layman It was an incredible sight! Right at 95 pounds of medicines collected.  At 3 different tent collection sites in Walton County. Filling the equivalent of 4 “banker’s boxes.”  All collected in a matter of 6 hours, over...
By Roger Hall February is American Heart Month and a good time to recognize the growth of cardiac care services in Walton County and talk about keeping your heart healthy. Since Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast opened back in 2003, we have worked to steadily expand community access...

Glow Med SPA

Am I a good candidate for a Chemical Peel? By Kathy Lamb and Rebecca Mayeux Chemical peels have been around for quite a long time. There are many types of chemical peels and many benefits! Let’s take a step back and look at what exactly is a chemical peel. A chemical...
By Melanie Stewart “Probably nothing in the world arouses more false hopes than the first four hours of a diet.” - Dan Bennett It’s a new year and millions of people worldwide once again committed to the number one resolution:  Losing Weight. 75% lasted only a week. Rather than using the...

New Year

New Year’s Eve—Sacred Heart Hospital, the pediatric unit.  Tonight the whole world is celebrating. I can already hear firecrackers in the distance. But on the third floor, the women in my life are gathered around a sick baby. My sister’s daughter, Lucy, was born ten days ago. She was dainty, tranquil,...
By Melanie Stewart Just when you think it couldn’t get any more exciting, it’s time for our Jugglers!  These two multi-tasking geniuses are designed to keep all the balls in the air making lightening fast responses and micro adjustments as needed to protect us. Please meet the gallbladder, valuable yet...

Makin’ Waves

Non-profits collaborate on unprecedented ‘ground game’ By Julie Sacco Porterfield First, I want to wish Safe Water for Walton a happy 1st birthday—and say “thank you” for giving us your presents! My colleagues and I see some first birthdays in our community that are anything but happy. Like you, I never...
New mothers at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast have access to the highest level of breastfeeding support and education available, thanks to the hospital’s efforts to become recognized as a Baby-Friendly birth facility by Baby-Friendly USA. Baby-Friendly USA, Inc is the U.S. authority for the implementation of...
Sacred Heart Medical Group Pediatrics Hosts FREE Ask the Doc: Healthy Moms & Babies Class Pregnant women and new moms are invited to join Sacred Heart Medical Group Pediatrics for a free “Ask the Doc” class about giving babies a healthy start. Led by Stephen Bolduc, MD, MS, FAAP, the class...

Communicating With Teens

By Christine Rushford, Coastal Counseling Many parents complain that their teenagers no longer talk with them. Communication has now taken the form of sullen mumbling or random, rage-filled outbursts. Many teens prefer the company of friends rather than family which leads to hurt feelings all around. As children turn into...

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