What if I told you there was a single supplement, no gimmicks, that would benefit your immune system, heart health, skin, eyes, brain function, and even reduce joint pain and inflammation? You might be wondering where this new and almighty supplement came from. Well, it’s been here all along. In...
By Dr. Richard, MD Today I’d like to talk about Levothyroxine or Synthroid.  This is likely the most commonly prescribed thyroid medication in the world but this is slowly changing.  This article may be a bit difficult to follow so don’t feel bad if you have to read it several...
Tickets are now on sale for the Ascension Sacred Heart Foundation’s 2023 Emerald Ball to benefit Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast, the event is Saturday, February 4 at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Resort Golf and Spa...
By Kay Leaman, Health Architect We all know that the word ‘healthy’ gets rescheduled to Jan. 1 during this season. We’re not ready to relinquish our favorite recipes for a healthier option. My recommendation in the arena of food and sweets during this season: Be present and aware of how...
Caring for Those that Cared for Us The holidays are here and once again, we are most thankful to live, work and play along the Emerald Coast. It is also time to remember to spend time with those that have cared for us. The holidays can be a depressing time...
By Todd Craig, LCSW As we come to the end of one year and the beginning of another, quotes from two of pop-culture’s great philosophers come to mind. Yogi Berra famously said, “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up somewhere else.” The other comes from the...
By Richard Chern, M.D. Hormone therapy can be traced back over 2000 years when the Chinese isolated pituitary and sex hormones for medicinal purposes.  The hormones had not been identified, but the benefits were already known.  Of course, many discoveries have occurred since then and today we are not only...
Program will help patients of hospital ER who need follow-up care. Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast has launched a new ‘concierge’ program at its hospital emergency room to help patients who need follow-up care. When an emergency room patient needs more specialized care after the ER visit, the concierge can...
Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast Family Birth Place is being recognized as one of the Best Hospitals for Maternity Care for 2022 by Money magazine and The Leapfrog Group. The hospital is the only one to receive the award in Northwest Florida. “To have our maternity care recognized on the...
Doctors at Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast are the first in Northwest Florida to offer a new, minimally invasive procedure to relieve heartburn, acid reflux, and other symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). The procedure is called TIF, which stands for transoral incisionless fundoplication. According to the National Institutes...