Illness

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 […]

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 […]

What’s different about functional medicine?

What’s different about functional medicine?

Last week we discussed the rising trend of functional medicine. But what can you expect if you head over to an appointment with a functional medicine practitioner? What makes it different than your average primary care appointment? The experience Dr. Kyle Chavers shared from last week gives a glimpse into what to expect. He went […]

Safety efforts help reduce risks for senior drivers

Safety efforts help reduce risks for senior drivers

Do a Google search on senior citizens and automobile accidents and there is no shortage of hits. The search results fuel debate as to whether or not it’s safe for older drivers to be behind the wheel. Russ Rader of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety notes older drivers often deal with unfair criticism. Read […]

Holley-Navarre Water sewage leak

Holley-Navarre Water sewage leak

State-mandated monitoring by Holley-Navarre Water System of the William’s Creek sewage spill revealed fecal bacteria levels reached nearly 35 times the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (FDEP) recommended maximum days after the initial spill. After more than a week of elevated fecal bacteria levels, required monitoring ceased Monday, Oct. 24 after colony numbers returned to […]

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 […]