Stroke

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 […]

Time is everything when it comes to strokes

Time is everything when it comes to strokes

Margo Kernon listened to the stories from those at Holley Navarre Senior Center who came out to listen to the RN from Baptist Health Care speak about strokes on Wednesday, April 10. Betty Williams talked about her first stroke. Read the full article in the April 18 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view […]

School resource officer recovering from stroke

School resource officer recovering from stroke

When Matt Robinson’s head felt strange, he called his wife Tabitha. It was not exactly pain but a “funny feeling.” She told him to go to the doctor, but Robinson refused. On the morning of March 12, he was busy fulfilling his duties as Milton High School’s resource officer. Read the full article in the […]

Stroke support group starts up at senior center

Stroke support group starts up at senior center

Support is everything. Especially for someone who has suffered a stroke or is a caregiver for a stroke victim. Carolyn Sumrall, with the Council on Aging of West Florida, has opted to start a support group at the Holley-Navarre Senior Center where she is a board member. Her hope is that it makes a difference. […]

Milton girl saves mom from stroke

Milton girl saves mom from stroke

A 7-year-old is credited with saving her mother’s life after noticing that she wasn’t talking and appeared dazed. Fortunately, the young girl called her father to say that her mom needed urgent help. Kelsey Cole, 27, of Milton, didn’t even know she had suffered a stroke until she woke up after receiving a life-saving procedure […]

Man faces 30 years for shaking infant

Man faces 30 years for shaking infant

Santa Rosa County jurors found a Milton man guilty Wednesday of shaking an infant to the point of permanent damage to the child’s brain and eyes. Wilky Pierre Toussiant, age 36, was found guilty of aggravated child abuse in connection with a July 17, 2015 incident. Toussaint immigrated to the United States from Haiti in […]

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 […]

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 […]