Research at Johns Hopkins University The brains of all people shrink with age but the brains of people with hearing loss shrink more rapidly - they lose an extra cubic centimeter of brain a year. Hearing loss is associated with increased risk of dementia, falls, hospitalization and poor mental health. Researchers at...
By Dr. Stacy Kehl Prevent and maintain. Have you taken your car in for an oil change lately? I bet you replace the filter in your air conditioner a couple times a year. Heck, we even take the dog to the vet at least one a year. But what about...
By Joanne MacPhee As the region’s largest non-profit provider of care services, Covenant Care has a unique day-to-day perspective when it comes to the health needs and challenges in our community. That is why they created the Covenant Care Foundation. The Foundation seeks to bridge the gap between those who have...
By Stephenie Craig, Journey Bravely Are you already over hope for new year possibilities? Maybe 2021 is already draining you and feeling like a punch in the gut. Sometimes you round New Years with ideas, goals and energy for something new only to be met with resistance, sick season, negative thinking...

Ask Dr. Marty: Diet

QUESTION: I confess. I have new year resolutions. Tops on my list (I know, how cliché) is to improve my diet. I feel like in the past I have fallen into some bad habits that have sabotaged my plans to eat healthier. Help! I need all the help I can...

Where’s My Spouse?

By Dr. Richard Chern, MD We’ve had occasional calls over the years from husbands who feel their wives are slipping away. They call saying they are desperate to get their wives back. After years of marriage when a relationship should be getting easier, it seems like things are only getting...
Beach Mosquito Control District (BMCD) is an Independent Special Taxing District that operates under Chapter 388 of the Florida Statutes. The District extends from Hathaway Bridge on the east to the Walton County line on the west and south of the intercoastal waterway, excluding the West Bay community. BMCD is...
By Stephenie Craig, Journey Bravely 2020 is over and yet you might continue to face many of the same challenges as you enter the new year. It can be easy to feel resentfully stuck in survival mode and to view yourself as a victim of the pandemic and other major...
By Richard Chern, M.D. You might have heard the phrase synthetic is not always bad and organic is not always good. But in the world of hormones, the research suggests bio-identicals are always the right way to go! So, what’s the difference? The main difference is the molecular structure of...
Finding and deciding who to trust with your healthcare can be challenging, and hearing issues are no exception. Since a hearing aid cannot be prescribed like eyeglasses, proper hearing aid recommendations and fitting are highly dependent on the judgement and skill of the professional selecting the instrument. At All...

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