Health

Helpline valuable tool for those with questions about Alzheimer’s

Helpline valuable tool for those with questions about Alzheimer’s

The feeling of being alone as a family member or caregiver of someone battling Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia can be overwhelming. That’s where the helpline for 24-7 support comes into play and serves as a beneficial service to those who need it most. Read the full article in the July 18 issue of […]

Be prepared for summer health hazards

Be prepared for summer health hazards

As the summer season gets into full swing, the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center–Jacksonville wants to remind the public of a few important tips to keep families safe. “During the summer break, kids are out of school and families are spending time outside, which leads to an increase in poison exposures,” said Dr. Jay L. Schauben, […]

Baptist announces new hospital construction

Baptist announces new hospital construction

Baptist Health Care announced plans June 26, to build a new full-scale hospital at Brent Lane and I-110 as part of a long-term master plan to transform the way health care is provided according to a press release. The initial footprint is expected to be just over 650,000 square feet of patient care space, and […]

Social media instrumental in creating Alzheimer’s awareness

Social media instrumental in creating Alzheimer’s awareness

In the fight against Alzheimer’s, a disease that 5.8 million people in the United States are living with—and that will affect a projected 14 million by 2050–multiple angles are used in the attack against it. Social media is one of the avenues. “A lot of awareness is raised through social media,” said Dawn Wade, the […]

CBD: Is there a health benefit?

CBD: Is there a health benefit?

It is in smoothies, candies, vape pens and even pet products. Once an illegal “drug,” CBD has seen a capitalism-style explosion in use over the past year or two across the country. And now the products are cropping up in Navarre as well, but what is CBD and what does it do? Read the full […]

Gulf Breeze Hospital wins safety award

Gulf Breeze Hospital wins safety award

Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals, has announced that Gulf Breeze Hospital is among the recipients of the annual Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award for the second consecutive year. This award recognizes hospitals for providing excellence in patient safety by preventing infections, medical errors and other preventable complications.   Read […]

New Santa Rosa Medical Center open

New Santa Rosa Medical Center open

Santa Rosa Medical Center’s Dr. Robert Dimick, Dr. Tayisha Vilceus, Dr. Michael Barber, Dr. Sarah Skelly, Monica Vitale, MA, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Danielle Ostrowski, Office Coordinator Beth Cover, Practice Director Nichole Butts, LPN Sharon Yeomans and Physician Assistant Charles Windfelder, Jr. celebrated an open house Saturday for their new facility at the corner of […]

Dr. Michael Barber celebrates 20 years practicing in Navarre

Dr. Michael Barber celebrates 20 years practicing in Navarre

While an all new medical center will be opening its doors soon, Santa Rosa Medical Center patients in Navarre can expect a familiar face. Dr. Michael Barber will be celebrating 20 years of serving patients in Navarre just as the new center on U.S. Highway 98 near Harvest Village Court opens. Read the full article […]

Time is everything when it comes to strokes

Time is everything when it comes to strokes

Margo Kernon listened to the stories from those at Holley Navarre Senior Center who came out to listen to the RN from Baptist Health Care speak about strokes on Wednesday, April 10. Betty Williams talked about her first stroke. Read the full article in the April 18 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view […]

Studer Family Children’s Hospital area’s first of its kind

Studer Family Children’s Hospital area’s first of its kind

After 50 years of filling a need for northwest Florida’s sick and injured children, Sacred Heart and Ascension celebrated a ribbon cutting Monday for the area’s first-of-its-kind, four-story Studer Family Children’s Hospital. President and Chief Operating Officer of Ascension Joseph Impicciche said the new facility fills a need. Read the full article in the April […]

Fargo sparks hope of victory on the Alzheimer’s battlefront

Fargo sparks hope of victory on the Alzheimer’s battlefront

Dr. Keith Fargo is one of the nation’s leading Alzheimer’s researchers and served as the keynote speaker for a symposium on the disease last week at the Sanders-Beach Corrine Jones Resource Center in Pensacola. He is confident that one day an effective treatment will be found for the disease that currently afflicts 5.8 million people […]

Local health improvement factors identified in study

Local health improvement factors identified in study

Santa Rosa County looks to continue its success in improving public health after addressing new data published this week. The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County has acknowledged the 2019 County Health Rankings study published by the University of Wisconsin last week. Read the full article in the March 28 issue of Navarre […]

Support groups promote stroke awareness

Support groups promote stroke awareness

Stroke awareness means a great deal to Carolyn Sumrall, who works with the Council on Aging of West Florida. She started a support group at the Holley Navarre Senior Center earlier this year in the hopes of bringing more awareness to the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States. Read the full article in […]

Report states more cognitive assessments needed

Report states more cognitive assessments needed

The Alzheimer’s Association released a report last week that features a statistic that comes as a surprise to many. While most seniors believe cognitive assessments are important, only 16 percent report receiving regular assessments for memory or thinking issues. Read the full article in the March 14 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Navarre couple joins fight against colon cancer

Navarre couple joins fight against colon cancer

Ronnie Ard of Navarre knew he was at risk. His father had colon cancer. The Eglin Range Patrol officer also knew that the risk of this type of cancer goes up after age 50. And he knew that a colonoscopy would allow doctors to determine whether he had the disease. Read the full article in […]

Health care providers take on human trafficking

Health care providers take on human trafficking

In the fight against human trafficking, health care providers are uniquely positioned to notice red flags. With this in mind, Baptist Health Care hosted a training course Nov. 29 to help them identify and assist victims. Read the full article in the Dec. 6 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – […]

Robots have place in future of caregiving

Robots have place in future of caregiving

Caregiving in the 21st century is going to look decidedly different than it did in the last one. Robots won’t replace humans, but the idea of having socially assistive robots in nursing homes and assisted living facilities could take pressure off a caregiver shortage that is expected to hit 450,000 by the year 2025. Read […]

Treks raise awareness and funds in battle to end Alzheimer’s disease

Treks raise awareness and funds in battle to end Alzheimer’s  disease

Amy Woodland is the Walk to End Alzheimer’s manager in the Panhandle, and when she thinks about this event, the largest in the world to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research, she considers it a celebration. She calls it that because it brings so many together for a common cause, particularly […]

Eating right makes a difference as you age

Eating right makes a difference as you age

Nutrition for seniors is important. Thanks to a grant from the state, the University of Florida IFAS Extension Office has been able to provide elderly in the county with useful information about shopping smart on a budget and still eating right. Read the full article in the Oct. 11 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe […]

Senior Games provide stage for elderly to stay healthy and active

Senior Games provide stage for elderly to stay healthy and active

John Hurd is 86 years old and has been running in the Senior Games in Pensacola for 25 years. When asked what he’s gained from a health standpoint by staying active, he can’t even begin to put a value on it. Read the full article in the Sept. 27 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe […]

Athletic injuries present mental as well as physical challenges

Athletic injuries present mental as well as physical challenges

Sage Chambers was in one of his first practices as a college quarterback at Huntingdon. As he prepared to throw, something went wrong. Read the full article in the Sept. 27 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to receive the online edition of Navarre Press for 30 days free. […]

Santa Rosa Medical breaks ground on Navarre project

Santa Rosa Medical breaks ground on Navarre project

Where once signs for a car wash stood, Navarre now has signage promising a new medical facility for 2019. Representatives of Santa Rosa Medical Group symbolically broke ground with golden shovels alongside Santa Rosa county commissioners Sept. 21 on a new medical center at the west corner of Navarre Parkway and Harvest Village Court. Read […]

Keeping seniors safe from the heat in summer a priority

Keeping seniors safe from the heat in summer a priority

The topic of summer heat and its impact on senior citizens isn’t new. The need to help seniors stay cool on those days of sweltering temperatures and unforgiving humidity is never-ending. “We say it every year, but it seems there are more people to help than ever,” said Josh Newby, the marketing communications director for […]

Alzheimer’s research continues to move forward

Alzheimer’s research continues to move forward

Dr. Rodney Guttman, a University of West Florida professor and researcher, has been studying Alzheimer’s disease for more than 20 years.  For him, the slow progress toward finding a prevention, treatment or cure hasn’t led to frustration. Instead, it serves as a motivator to keep searching. Read the full article in the June 21 issue […]

Raising awareness critical in battle against Alzheimer’s

Raising awareness critical in battle against Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease facts and figures are stunning enough to drop your jaw. Consider that it’s the sixth leading cause of death in America and the only one among the top 10 without prevention, treatment or a cure. As of now, there are 5.4 million people in the United States suffering from it, including more than […]

Pregnancy resource center offers free ultrasound

Pregnancy resource center offers free ultrasound

Starting next month, women who know or suspect they are pregnant can take advantage of a free, new medical resource at the Pregnancy Resource Center of Navarre (PRCN): an ultrasound machine. The center, located in Suite 6 of Harvest Village at 7552 Navarre Parkway, has secured the machine with $25,000 in donations, half from the […]

Local group offers support to new moms

Local group offers support to new moms

A group started in Navarre last November to help mothers deal with mental health issues is already reaching capacity. It’s not surprising, since the Escambia and Santa Rosa County Community Health Needs Assessment 2016 pointed to unfavorable health factors for Santa Rosa County in births to overweight mothers, births to mothers ages 15-19 and a […]

Protecting your skin important during the hot summer months

Protecting your skin important during the hot summer months

May is skin cancer awareness month, and with more than a million people in the country diagnosed with it each year, prevention needs to be on everybody’s mind this summer. Protecting your skin from the brutal rays of the hot summer sun is key and regular screenings by a board-certified dermatologist are crucial for early […]

Baptist Casino Royale raises quarter of a million for cancer unit

Baptist Casino Royale raises quarter of a million for cancer unit

Baptist Health Care Foundation’s 5th Annual Casino Royale gala raised $245,860 for investment in the health care system. Proceeds from the annual black-tie, invitation-only event are used to support programs and services at Baptist Health Care. Read the full article in the May 3 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign […]

Renovated Infusion and Radiation Center ready for patients

Renovated Infusion and Radiation Center ready for patients

  The newly renovated Infusion and Radiation Center at the Baptist Cancer Institute’s Kugelman Cancer Center will start seeing patients April 16. In January 2016, the Baptist Health Care Foundation received a $100,000 contribution from Quint and Rishy Studer. Read the full article in the April 12 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

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