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Santa Rosa Medical joins Brain Bag program

Santa Rosa Medical joins Brain Bag program

Navarre Press is partnering with the Studer Community Institute to provide free literacy tools for new parents in Santa Rosa County. The project will grow the Brain Bags program to include Santa Rosa Medical Center. SCI Director of Early Learning Shannon Nickinson said the program fulfills a need for families.

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 […]

Brain Bag babies turn 1

Brain Bag babies turn 1

Human brains undergo the single greatest period of development, learning and growth during the first three years of life. From the very moment they open their eyes to the world, children are sponges. How many words they hear in the first few years can impact their literacy and overall education outcomes for the rest of […]

ICU nurse fights off infection, set to start rehab care

ICU nurse fights off infection, set to start rehab care

The future looks promising for a Sacred Heart Hospital intensive care nurse turned patient as she recovers from a life-threatening infection. Navarre resident Christa Gibson could be checking out of the same floor she once treated patients on and be checking into rehabilitation therapy as her strength continues to build. Gibson, 36, is mother to […]

Signs of vibrio not always easy to detect

Signs of vibrio not always easy to detect

It was just another Sunday afternoon in the water.  In the 40 years Jeanne Vahle and her husband, Mike, have lived in Florida, they have had a lot of days in the water, be it to swim, fish or take their boat out. They never expected anything bad to happen. On this particular Sunday, though, […]

Man stabbed in chest during robbery

Man stabbed in chest during robbery

An attempted robbery ended with one man being stabbed in the chest Saturday, July 9, at the Queen Mary Inn in Escambia County. Gulf Breeze resident Alexander Thurkettle is charged with second degree felony battery with a deadly weapon, first degree felony robbery with a deadly weapon and first degree misdemeanor petit theft. According to […]

Current Alzheimer’s disease research and therapy

Current Alzheimer’s disease research and therapy

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, AD alone composes “an estimated 60 to 80 percent of [dementia] cases.” Furthermore, according to research done by scientists from the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, located in Chicago, Ill., nearly five million Americans were living with this destructive disease […]