Cancer

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 […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. BUDGET BATTLE ROLLS ON A divided Congress barrels toward a possible election-year government shutdown, with disagreements over immigration and other issues still unresolved. 2. PONTIFF’S REMARKS PROVOKE SHOCK Pope Francis accuses victims of Chile’s most notorious pedophile of slander, in an astonishing end to a visit that was meant to help heal the wounds […]

Young Brien Carter maintains positive attitude as he battles leukemia

Young Brien Carter maintains positive attitude as he battles leukemia

Brien Carter’s dad points to a photo on the wall of their Navarre home. It’s a picture of Brien decked out in wrestling gear, and a medal hangs over it. A photo of Brien wearing his football uniform is next to it. Brien looks happy. He looks healthy. He looks like any other kid his […]

Relay celebrates life

Relay celebrates life

Cancer has touched the lives of so many. This prevalent and diverse group of illnesses affects almost every part of the human body. One in every three men will have it, and one in every two women will face it said Rodney Martin Waites II. Waites is the 2017 event leader for Relay for Life […]

Unintended consequences

Unintended consequences

What’s small, round and both its use and lack of use can cause weight gain? Birth control has long been blamed for unwanted weight gain. Then again, not using it can add about 30 pounds of miraculous baby-making weight gain too. Read the full article in the Feb. 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online […]

Golden Care Program provides seniors with useful health information

Golden Care Program provides seniors with useful health information

Nearly two decades ago a program beneficial to the health of adults 50 years and older was started by Baptist Health Care. The Golden Care Program began 17 years ago and there are currently more than 32,000 members in the program. One of the reasons the program is popular is because of the health-related seminars […]

Gulf Breeze delays medical marijuana sales

Gulf Breeze delays medical marijuana sales

Although medical marijuana sales are supposed to be available in more Florida venues starting this week, the City of Gulf Breeze has enacted a moratorium of up to one year on dispensing and treatment centers within its borders. Acknowledging that 71 percent of state voters approved an amendment to the Florida Constitution in November that legalizes […]

Texting posture, sitting now major now concerns

Texting posture, sitting now major now concerns

“Stand up straight!” said everyone’s mom always. That eye-rolling inducing phrase is even more applicable now than it ever has been however. “We call it the texting posture,” said Michelle Gambel, PT, DPT at Select Physical Therapy in Navarre. “We see it more now in teenagers than we used to.” Gambel says it’s a problem […]

Navarre ROTC unit makes a difference

Navarre ROTC unit makes a difference

The Navarre High School Junior ROTC made a major donation to the Relay for Life committee April 27, handing a check over for $10,000 that will help in the fight against cancer. Kelly Fijalkowski, the event coordinator for Relay for Life, and Diane Maldonado, the senior market manager for the American Cancer Society, accepted the […]

Relay for Life

Relay for Life

Relay for Life Navarre took place Friday night into Saturday raising more than $64,000 so far.  And while the walk is over, the work is still on-going.  Fundraisers for the event will continue into August to help the organization meet their $100,000 goal. Read the full article in the April 28 issue of Navarre Press. […]

The legacy of “The Turtle Lady”

The legacy of “The Turtle Lady”

Gigi Naggatz was affectionately known as “The Turtle Lady” on Navarre Beach and she was a leading volunteer and conservationist who worked tirelessly for the sea turtles. She passed away Jan. 5 after a years-long battle with cancer. While she will be greatly missed by many, her spirit will live on through the many volunteers […]

Pink Pirates raise the sword against cancer

Pink Pirates raise the sword against cancer

According to its definition a pirate attacks an enemy in the enemy’s territory. The Pink Pirates of Navarre were on the attack Saturday against cancer at the 2015 PINKtoberfest held in Navarre Park. The theme of this year’s event was “Make cancer walk the plank” and with the help of local vendors and community members, […]