depression

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. […]

Navarre High fights suicide with education

Navarre High fights suicide with education

Navarre High School is no stranger to suicide. The school with a population of more than 2,000 has seen three students choose to take their own lives in the last two years. One is one too many, says parent Justyn MacFarland. Read the full article in the Sept. 6 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe […]

Schools fight bullying

Schools fight bullying

He was a junior at Navarre High School. A member of the JROTC. He was described as happy, funny and friendly. Most who knew him said it seemed like everything was normal. But everything was not normal for Rowen Cabanlong. And by all accounts, he held his feelings inside to the last minute of his […]

Bullying not always easy for students to detect

Bullying not always easy for students to detect

Shaking off the grip of a rumor is easier said than done. Savannah West knows that as well as anyone. She recalls a time during her high school years when she battled a rumor that refused to let go of its grip. Though to a lesser degree, it still haunts her now, and she isn’t […]

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 […]

Dancing to good health

Dancing to good health

Susan Czekanski remembers the first time she walked into the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Fort Walton Beach. She almost walked right back out. “I came in here and then when they went back to get one of the instructors, I started to walk out,” Czekanski said. “I wasn’t sure if this was the right […]

Seniors’ preventive health checkups can make big difference in the long run

Seniors’ preventive health checkups can make big difference in the long run

Major health issues are tough to ignore. But all too often older adults, particularly those 65 or older, come up with a reason not to take part in routine clinical services that could end up preventing more serious health problems down the road. Dr. Anita Westafer of Sacred Heart Health System specializes in preventive care […]

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 […]

Teen depression can be conquered

Teen depression can be conquered

Alex Worthington was a 17-year-old football player with the Navarre High School Raiders. His mother, Liesa Worthington, described him as hardworking, always striving to be the best at what he does for those around him. But after a serious injury to his stomach, Alex was sidelined, and when he returned to the field, he was […]

Prevention is possible

Prevention is possible

Nearly 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men are victims of rape (Black et al., 2011). But all of us are impacted by sexual violence. That’s because sexual violence affects communities and society — in addition to survivors and their loved ones. Because of this, it’s on all of us to help prevent […]

Vets get voice mail at VA Crisis Line

Vets get voice mail at VA Crisis Line

The number 22. It doesn’t signify one’s age, a date on a calendar, the number of days until one graduates, gets a new job, retires or the distance to one’s mailbox. It’s the number of vets who commit suicide every day: 22. Their pain may not be visible though they’ve healed through physical and multiple […]

Plunge x2

Plunge x2

Taking the “plunge” on New Year’s Day is a tradition just like eating black-eyed peas and collard greens. In Navarre, there are two opportunities this year to ring in the New Year with a rush to the nervous system by swimming in chilly waters. The first plunge of the day is the inaugural Pelican Plunge […]