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Feb 16, 2023

WIC program makes changes to contract infant formulas

The Florida WIC program’s contract infant formula waivers allowing the purchase of non-contract formulas without a medical request and the purchase of formulas in any size will expire late February 2023 and late April 2023. Changes were made due to the February 2022 formula recall and subsequent shortage.

Oct 20, 2022

Baptist Foundation fights breast cancer with early screenings

One in eight women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime, according to One in 10 women in the U.S. are uninsured.

Oct 20, 2022

White-Wilson Medical Center honors female staff and health care providers

White-Wilson Medical Center marked the month of October by celebrating the contributions made by its female staff and health care providers. At the monthly Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce First Friday Coffee, White-Wilson highlighted the level of compassion and care provided by women throughout the organization and used the platform to raise awareness about health matters impacting women. To mark the occasion, the organization made a contribution to One Hopeful Place, a local housing shelter, in the name of the “Women of White-Wilson Medical Center.” The donation will help provide a bed in the women’s portion of the shelter.

Sep 8, 2022

Escambia County offers two alternatives to Santa Rosa medical examiner site

The decision of where and how to move the District One Medical Examiner’s Office is still up in the air. On Aug. 18, Escambia County Commissioners discussed two options to look at in Escambia County.

Aug 25, 2022

Okaloosa Health Department provides monkeypox vaccine

The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County (DOH-Okaloosa) is providing the JYNNEOS vaccine for smallpox/monkeypox by appointment only to people with certain risk factors. To schedule an appointment people should call 850-833-9246.

Sep 27, 2019

Emergency response training course scheduled

CRESTVIEW — The North Okaloosa Community Emergency Response Team will conduct basic certification training free of charge to individuals age 18 and up. No special skills or experience are required. …

Sep 27, 2019

New eye center offers latest in glaucoma, cataract care

CRESTVIEW — Doctor Phil Alabata always knew he wanted to be a surgeon, but he wasn’t sure which specialty he was interested in until he found ophthalmology. Ophthalmology, the study of the eyes, be…

Aug 23, 2019

Pediatrician joins Sacred Heart Pediatrics

Pediatrician Charlotte Lee, MD, has joined Sacred Heart Medical Group’s regional network of doctors and will see patients from Sacred Heart Pediatrics at Crestview, 332 Medcrest Drive. She joins th…

Jul 23, 2019

Student health fair scheduled for July 27

CRESTVIEW — The 3rd Masonic District, Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, and Kiwanis Club of Crestview will host the 12th annual No Child Without Health Care Fair in July. Children and their parents or guardian…

Jul 23, 2019

A new focus

CRESTVIEW — Rock Steady Boxing is changing the way people fight the battle of living with Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative movement disorder that can cause deterioration of motor skills, balance, …
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