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Jun 22, 2018

Ride the waves with care

With the arrival of summer weather also comes recreational water activities like boating, jet skiing, tubing and kayaking. While these activities can be fun for the whole family, the National Safe Bo…

Jun 12, 2018

Santa Rosa Medical Center wants you to A.C.T. to prevent heat-related car deaths

MILTON — Each year in the U.S., an average of 38 children and hundreds of dogs die from hyperthermia (heatstroke) in hot cars. While our initial reaction may be these are cases of blatant cruelty or …

May 29, 2018

UF Diabetes Institute director to receive national honor for research achievements

GAINESVILLE — Mark Atkinson, Ph.D., director of the University of Florida Diabetes Institute, has been selected to receive the American Diabetes Association’s 2018 Albert Renold Award for his impact …

May 25, 2018

Florida Forest Service accepting applications to help landowners combat devastating Southern Pine Beetle

TALLAHASSEE — To help combat the invasive Southern Pine Beetle, which is currently present in 52 infestation sites throughout six Florida counties, the Florida Forest Service is accepting application…

Apr 17, 2018

Researchers identify patient factors associated with persistent musculoskeletal pain

GAINESVILLE — As health care providers and policymakers look for ways to address opioid misuse, knowing who may be at risk for developing chronic pain could be an important tool for prevention. A n…

Apr 13, 2018

‘Why wouldn’t anyone be an organ donor?’

MILTON — For the entire month of April — National Donate Life Month — Santa Rosa Medical Center will fly a Donate Life flag with the words “Honoring Organ, Eye and Tissue Donors.” For JoLynn Peoples,…

Mar 27, 2018

Not just for the dentist office

MILTON — Laughing gas isn’t just for dentist offices anymore. Santa Rosa Medical Center has found a way to use nitrous oxide as an alternative to pain medication in the emergency room and in labor an…

Feb 20, 2018

Community discussion on illegal drug use coming to Milton

MILTON — A community discussion on illegal and prescription drug use will take place at 6 p.m. March 13 at the Guy Thompson Community Center, 5629 Byrom St. A panel of experts will include those from…

Jan 29, 2018

Flu season is in full swing

MILTON — As doctor’s offices, urgent care centers and hospitals are seeing, flu season is active, with hospitalization rates close to what they were two years ago. Flu is one of the nation's leadin…

Jan 22, 2018

Shifting temperatures worsen symptoms

MILTON — Santa Rosa County has experienced a fluctuation in temperatures — from below freezing to mid-60s — in recent months, which could have a negative effect on the health of residents. According…


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