By Kay Leaman, HealthyDay HealthyLife The first question we ask ourselves is, ‘Do we need vitamins?’ Some believe that, since they eat healthy and include fresh fruits and vegetables in their daily diet, they get what their bodies need. But, if you look into this further you’ll find: ‘An analysis of nutritional...

Ask Dr. Marty: Diet

QUESTION: I confess. I have new year resolutions. Tops on my list (I know, how cliché) is to improve my diet. I feel like in the past I have fallen into some bad habits that have sabotaged my plans to eat healthier. Help! I need all the help I can...
By Dr. Richard Chern, MD Some patients and doctors ask us about testosterone and its effects on the heart.  Many patients (and some doctors) are mistakenly under the impression that testosterone increases the risk of heart problems.  This article will hopefully dispel these myths and explain how they came about. There...
By Stephenie Craig, LCSW Are you already over hope for new year possibilities? Maybe 2021 is already draining you and feeling like a punch in the gut. Sometimes you round New Years with ideas, goals, and energy for something new only to be met with resistance, sick season, negative thinking,...
By Heather Bennett Getting the news that you’re pregnant can be wonderful, yet scary. There’s a roller coaster of feelings that can come with it, excitement, fear, happiness and anxiety. Parents to be all want to do what’s best for their baby before and after it enters the world. Genetics...
While we await the 2nd round of COVID-19 vaccines, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center (FWBMC) is now offering a new advanced treatment for those with a mild case of the COVID-19 virus. bamlanivimab antibody infusions to non-hospitalized patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have other high-risk factors....
Finding and deciding who to trust with your healthcare can be challenging, and hearing issues are no exception. Since a hearing aid cannot be prescribed like eyeglasses, proper hearing aid recommendations and fitting are highly dependent on the judgement and skill of the professional selecting the instrument. At All...

Where’s My Spouse?

By Dr. Richard Chern, MD We’ve had occasional calls over the years from husbands who feel their wives are slipping away. They call saying they are desperate to get their wives back. After years of marriage when a relationship should be getting easier, it seems like things are only getting...
By Stephenie Craig, LCSW 2020 is over and yet you may continue to face many of the same challenges as you enter the new year. It can be easy to feel resentful, stuck in survival mode, and to view yourself as a victim of the pandemic and other major stressors...
Community members are preventing type 2 diabetes together with help from the yearlong PreventT2 Lifestyle Change Program offered by Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast. PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program which is led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The local program starts on...

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