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Jul 17, 2022

Probable case of Monkeypox in Santa Rosa County

The Florida Department of Health is reporting a “probable” case of Monkeypox in Santa Rosa County. The department is waiting on confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control. Overall, as of Saturday, the department reported 180 confirmed and probable cases in Florida. According to the department, Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by a virus […]

Jun 14, 2020

Drive-in COVID-19 testing available at Milton, Midway clinics

The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County will be offering drive-in COVID-19 testing at its clinic sites…

Oct 2, 2019

Ascension to provide flu shots, health screenings

PENSACOLA — During October, Ascension Sacred Heart will provide free flu shots and heart-health screenings at locations in Pensacola and Milton. These screenings are for persons who are poor, elderly…

Sep 20, 2019

Santa Rosa recognized as a healthy school district

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Healthy Kids Corporation and Florida Association of District School Superintendents, as members of the Florida Partnership for Healthy Schools, have presented awards to 17 2…

Jun 20, 2019

Jay replacing fire hydrant, issues boil water notice

JAY — The Town of Jay has issued a precautionary boil water notice to residents living in the Highway 4/89 and Commerce Street area. Water Department employees are replacing a defective fire hydran…

Feb 11, 2019

Local businesses in Santa Rosa County are going tobacco-free

MILTON — Tobacco free business, a growing trend throughout the state and country, is making its way to Santa Rosa County.  To date, 24 local businesses in Santa Rosa County have implemented tobacco f…

Aug 14, 2018

Why moms, daughters should talk about breast health

Even if breast cancer doesn’t run in the family, experts agree mothers and daughters should talk about breast health and cancer prevention. “Any time we can have a conversation about something, it …

Aug 14, 2018

Food as medicine: Doctor’s office provides fresh produce to diabetics from meeting-room pantry

When Esther Caicedo visited her doctor’s office Friday, she left not with a prescription but with acorn squash, mangoes, tomatoes, tuna and several other items to feed herself and her family. With …

Aug 10, 2018

Pace medical emergency department coming

PACE — Santa Rosa Medical Center broke ground Aug. 7 on their free-standing emergency department located at the corner of Highway 90 and Woodbine Road in Pace. "There are walk-in clinics. There ar…

Jul 13, 2018

University of Florida researchers discover way to produce ‘green’ bioherbicide

GAINESVILLE — Here’s some good news for conventional and organic farmers alike: Researchers at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy have discovered a way to cost-effectively produce the bioh…
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