Michael Roth, is a  local representative for Florida Blue, specializing in Medicare products for seniors in Panama City Beach.  Roth explains that this is the time of year when you should review your Medicare coverage and make important decisions about your coverage for 2021. One piece of advice he offers...

Gain a Pound, Lose a Pound

By Dr. Richard Chern, MD Diet and exercise have always been at the core of weight loss. These sound so simple and easy but for many of us, no matter what we try, it seems like we cannot succeed at either of these.  Little things sneak into our lives to...
By Sheila Mohammed, MD, PhD Many people would love to do interesting exercise while learning beneficial physical skills.  I would advise looking into Tai Chi.  This is a slow moving martial art that anyone can do.  The slow steady movements stimulate muscle building, and balance.  This is helpful to prevent...
By Dr. Richard Chern, MD Thinking FDA approved means safe and non-FDA approved means unsafe is absolutely untrue. Did you know that over 20% of medications prescribed in the United States are non-FDA approved. So, if your doctor does not support a treatment for the simple reason that “it is...
By Stephenie Craig There’s no way around it. 2020 has been a difficult year. Anxiety is a consistent companion. Even previously fun things like planning a vacation now require intentional thought and consideration. News, social media, conversations with friends, and every day decisions invite stress. We are walking through unprecedented...
QUESTION: I’d like to start taking natural remedies such as vitamins, minerals and herbs, but I’m taking several prescriptions. Should I be concerned about mixing the natural with the not-so-natural? ANSWER: Yes. That was my shortest answer ever, wasn’t it? It’s nice to have definitive yeses and no’s in life, but...
Pack a Cooler From HOME!! By Melanie Stewart Just over 20 years ago my younger brother was diagnosed with an “aggressive cancer of unknown origin”.  He had no real symptoms, no interruption of function and yet he was in stage 4b, the final stage of metastasized cancer. The doctors, having no...
By Stephenie Craig, LCSW Are you worn out from navigating the current emotional climate in America? Tensions certainly abound. Mask or no mask? Reopen or slow down reopening? Support black lives or support law enforcement? Peaceful protesting or fear of looting? It’s a lot to sort and manage emotionally. Maybe as...
By Dr. Kimberly Hood, M.D. Decreased libido is a complicated women’s health issue that requires a thorough conversation of social, psychological, and physical factors in order to treat it.  Libido can be hindered by depression, kids, finances, bad job, perception of intimacy, insomnia, health issues, hormonal alterations, pain, poor body...
Ascension Sacred Heart has named Henry Stovall as regional president to lead Ascension Sacred Heart hospitals serving the Emerald Coast and Gulf County. He will replace Roger Hall, who will retire as president of the two hospitals on July 5, after 18 years of service that produced a steady growth...

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