Health

FTD becoming more prevalent form of dementia

FTD becoming more prevalent form of dementia

Alzheimer’s draws most of the attention when it comes to dementia. But Frontotemporal Dementia is one that isn’t in the spotlight nearly as much but seemingly is becoming more common. It’s second only to Alzheimer’s in terms of prevalence and accounts for 20% of all young-onset dementia cases, typically diagnosed between the ages of 45-60 […]

Five things to know: Stroke risk

Five things to know: Stroke risk

In Santa Rosa County, 6,145 people had a stroke in 2016, according to the Florida Department of Health. And the data does not paint a rosy picture. Strokes and stroke deaths throughout the county have been on the rise for the past five years.   Read the full article in the Aug. 1 issue of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Faith and fitness work together in Run for God

Faith and fitness work together in Run for God

Physical fitness and God go hand in hand. The Run for God program at First Baptist Church of Navarre is embracing that concept as it takes members of the church and public through a 12-week “couch to 5K” training program with a twist. Read the full article in the July 19 issue of Navarre Press. Click […]

Santa Rosa schools receive health Gold award

Santa Rosa schools receive health Gold award

For the sixth year Santa Rosa School District has been given gold for health. The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County recognized the School District of Santa Rosa for receiving the 2016-2018 Florida Healthy School District award. Read the full article in the Mar. 1 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Warning signs of a heart attack

Warning signs of a heart attack

Do you take care of your heart? February is American Heart Month, and it’s a good time to learn more about the warning signs your body will send if you’re at risk of a heart attack. Read the full article in the Feb. 22 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign […]

Flu cases spike in Santa Rosa County

Flu cases spike in Santa Rosa County

The 2017-2018 flu season is in full swing and the numbers tell the same story statewide. Counties across Florida are reporting widespread outbreaks with the majority of those cases occurring in senior health facilities, schools and day care centers. This predominant strain of the flu so far this year is the H3N2 virus, and this […]

Rock Steady boxers take on Parkinson’s

Rock Steady boxers take on Parkinson’s

With boxing gloves hanging from the doors, a mural on the wall of two dudes duking it out and a variety of punching bags awaiting a beating, one of Navarre’s newest gyms is primed for fighters. But the boxers in this gym are anything but typical and their fight is not with a person. Every […]

Improved shingles vaccine

Improved shingles vaccine

Though many people 60 and older have already received a vaccine against shingles, they may need to seek revaccination soon. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Oct. 20 approved a new shingles vaccine called Shingrix, and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has taken it under review. The committee currently advises the health-care […]

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 […]

2017 Fitness trends

2017 Fitness trends

The fitness world saw massive growth in 2017 with some trends exploding on the scene while others just grew in popularity. Which did you participate in? Which do you think have staying power for 2018? Fit tech Technology that tracks your fitness was already popular, but it exploded in 2017. The ability to track your […]

Managing youth sports

Managing youth sports

When I moved to Navarre, I was amazed to hear how popular and wide-ranging youth sports are in this area. Having young kids, I had not yet been exposed to the sports mom life. Here, our children play sports year-round. Often, that’s the same sport throughout the year. It requires a lot of time, travel, […]

4 ways to rebound after the holidays

4 ways to rebound after the holidays

Holidays are awesome for connecting with loved ones, but we often find ourselves veering from our normal routines that keep us feeling healthy and energetic. Here are some tips on rebounding into healthful living after the holidays. First, don’t fret We often make a big deal out of the indulgence the holidays bring. Instead, own […]

Medicine goes old school

Medicine goes old school

These days it seems that everything is retro. Or vintage. Or old school. We are inspired by days past and it hits every part of the market: fashion, entertainment, automobiles. Even Miller Lite saw its sales skyrocket and market share grow when it went back to the 1970s can logo. The latest thing to go […]

Growing gardens and healthy living skills

Growing gardens and healthy living skills

Snack time and lunch are always exciting parts of the day for kids at school. Would it be shocking to hear that students at our schools are choosing salad for their lunch? Would it be even crazier to hear they are eating salad made from plants they had planted and harvested themselves? That’s exactly what […]

Healthy home, healthy life

Healthy home, healthy life

Having a clean and uncluttered home is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and science can prove it. A study conducted at Cornell University found that cluttered kitchens create caloric chaos. Women were asked to wait for another person in either a messy, noisy kitchen or a clean and tidy kitchen. Both kitchens had […]

Trainer faves: Magic moves

Trainer faves: Magic moves

Every personal trainer has “magic” moves. These moves are their signature moves that you’ll find their clients doing over and over again. They don’t just use these moves because they work, they use them because they are their favorites! From a trainer’s perspective, these moves work magic for their clients in that they are efficient, […]

136-pound transformation

136-pound transformation

“If you would’ve asked me five years ago if this would be possible, I never would’ve thought it was,” Keshia Perry says of her amazing 136-pound transformation. For the last year and a half, Perry has been diligently plugging away at making progress on her goal, outlining a very inspiring story along the way. It […]

The lowdown on probiotics

The lowdown on probiotics

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard the term “probiotics.” But what are they? Do we really need them or are they just another trendy buzzword? And if we do need them, what’s the best way to get them? To set the scene, it’s important, and kind of creepy, to acknowledge that […]

Living the Pink Pirate way

Living the Pink Pirate way

Tomorrow is Pink Day! The Pink Pirates of Navarre have celebrated Pink Day for the last three years with the help of county commissioners and other local support. The mission of the pirates is to encourage women to get mammograms. As part of that goal, each year they celebrate Pinktoberfest and host a 5K run, […]

Avid walker collects lunch – and love

Avid walker collects lunch – and love

In the early morning hours on Navarre Beach, many sights can be seen. The shorebirds begin to accumulate as the sun rises and small fish swim in the waves. A few people take advantage of the early hour to get in a morning jog or take a quick ride on a surf board. But among […]

Just one thing

Just one thing

If you could change one thing about your nutrition that would make a big difference it could be simply to add more raw food. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food,” is a quote widely attributed to Hippocrates who is often called the father of medicine (i.e., Hippocratic Oath). Whether or not […]

Kids as chefs

Kids as chefs

Now that school has started why not take the time to not only empower your kiddos but also ensure they’re getting great nutrition? Building lunches for kids isn’t as complicated as it seems. And helping them learn to do it themselves is a bit of a time investment for you, but it will pay dividends […]

Trainer faves: Beginner moves

Trainer faves: Beginner moves

Everyone starts somewhere. It doesn’t matter how fit or strong someone is, they all started somewhere. For those who are just beginning to work out, it can take a while to develop good form along with good conditioning. With that in mind, Navarre’s trainers have brought you their favorite moves for beginners. When at the […]

Local racers go ultra

Local racers go ultra

In case marathons aren’t enough of a challenge for those who love such a thing, ultramarathons are climbing in popularity in today’s fitness world. While marathons challenge the runner to trek an amazing 26 miles, ultramarathons are defined as anything that goes beyond that. Fifty miles is the most common distance, while other races cover […]