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Jan 16, 2018

KNOW THE SIGNS

MILTON — Colds and the flu often occur around the same time of year and both have similar, unpleasant symptoms. While it can be hard to differentiate between the two, it’s important to distinguish …

Jan 8, 2018

Women: Get screened today for cervical cancer

MILTON — January is Cervical Health Awareness Month and the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County encourages all women to visit their health care provider for cervical cancer screening. …

Jan 4, 2018

Health officials recommend flu shot

MILTON — The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County encourages everyone to protect themselves and their families from the flu with a vaccination.  According to reports from the Emergency…

Dec 1, 2017

Health department makes strides toward tobacco-free county

MILTON — The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County has identified tobacco use as one of the health priorities it will address in the coming years. According to the DOH 2016 Community He…

Nov 17, 2017

Report: County's suicide rate increases

MILTON — Santa Rosa County’s rate of death by suicide fluctuates from year to year; however, the rate reached an all-time high in 2016, according to a report from the Florida Department of Health. …

Nov 9, 2017

Santa Rosa Medical Center offers open enrollment assistance

MILTON — Open enrollment lasts just 45 days, Nov. 1 through Dec. 15. Need health insurance? Santa Rosa Medical Center can help you explore your options and apply for coverage. The Health Insurance …

Nov 3, 2017

Sacred Heart sets free flu shots

GULF BREEZE — During November, Sacred Heart Health System will provide free flu shots at locations in Pensacola and Gulf Breeze for adults who are poor, elderly or uninsured. Only individuals ages …

Oct 12, 2017

Maximize health plan benefits now — before it's too late

MILTON — During the fall and winter months it’s easy to get caught up in holiday planning and forget to take advantage of your insurance benefits.  Every October, individuals should direct their at…

Sep 18, 2017

Santa Rosa Medical Center sets mammograms

MILTON — The Women’s Place at Santa Rosa Medical Center will offer mammogram appointments 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 7 and 21. The Women's Place, located at 5992 Berryhill Road, Suite 101, recommends star…

Sep 5, 2017

'I feel good'

MILTON — Steven Schaffter, 68, is a dedicated volunteer at the senior citizens program at the Guy Thompson Community Center. Schaffter, 68, said he’s participated in the senior citizens program at th…


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