diabetes

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. WHO’S GETTING THEIR MARCHING ORDERS Trump and border-state governors work to “immediately” deploy the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration. 2. ‘THE TASK IS UNFINISHED’ With thoughts on the past and eyes to the future, thousands march and sing civil rights songs to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. […]

Flu cases on the rise in Santa Rosa

Flu cases on the rise in Santa Rosa

With an increase in cases of influenza-like illnesses (ILI) in our area, the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County (DOH-Santa Rosa) encourages everyone to protect themselves and their families from the flu by getting vaccinated. According to reports from the Emergency Department at Santa Rosa Medical Center, 2.8 percent of the emergency department […]

Modern-day Good Samaritans

Modern-day Good Samaritans

In the Bible, Jesus told a parable of the Good Samaritan. The story goes that a man who was traveling to Jericho was attacked by robbers and left to die by the side of the road. Two people saw him there and passed by without doing anything to help. But a third man, the Samaritan, […]

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 […]

Seminar highlights importance of exercise for older adults

Seminar highlights importance of exercise for older adults

More than half of all adults are not meeting the recommended requirements for daily physical activity. That issue becomes a bigger concern for older adults, who are suffering a bone loss of 3-5 percent each year once they hit the age of 55. Sometimes it’s the craziness of life in general that gets in the […]

Sleep problems in children are often overlooked

Sleep problems in children are often overlooked

Devin Rising was in third grade when he learned apnea was the reason he was struggling to sleep at night. The diagnosis surprised the Tate freshman, who had a sleep study done and now uses a C-Pap machine, which has done wonders for his sleep “I didn’t know I actually had a problem. You just […]

Put the lime in the coconut

Put the lime in the coconut

You will never look at a lime the same again after today. This sour little green citrus fruit can do wondrous things advanced medicines can’t. After months at sea without fresh fruits and vegetables, sailors found this out the hard way when they got scurvy which caused frequent infections, anemia, cracked lips and lip corners, […]

My struggle with Restless Legs Syndrome

My struggle with Restless Legs Syndrome

Approximately one in 10 adult Americans suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome, also known as Willis-Ekbom Disease; and almost 1 million school-age children have childhood RLS, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. “The patient typically will have some type of an uncomfortable sensation in the legs or less commonly the arms that […]