health issues

DNA test leads to surprises

DNA test leads to surprises

For Frank Papasavas, DNA testing through 23andMe held a bigger surprise than just learning more about his family’s roots. Through the online DNA database, this 70-year-old Milton native discovered he had not three children, but four. Read the full article in the Jan. 10 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – […]

School board building treated for air quality, rodent problems

School board building treated for air quality, rodent problems

Air quality tests from the 103-year-old Santa Rosa County School Board’s building at 5068 Canal St. in Milton showed elevated levels of carbon dioxide and mold spores, prompting a thorough scrub-down last month. According to public records obtained by the Navarre Press, the school district had Intertek PSI conduct professional air quality testing June 7. […]

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 […]

Food-insecurity among Santa Rosa County seniors

Food-insecurity among Santa Rosa County seniors

Food-insecurity, as defined by the United States Department of Agriculture, is “a household-level economic and social condition of limited or uncertain access to adequate food.” While some citizens age 65 and over are healthy and independent, a good number of them rely on help from various food programs in order to supply simple, everyday meals. […]