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May 2, 2018

Help restock local food banks during Stamp Out Hunger

FORT WALTON BEACH — Help make a difference in the community by participating in the nation’s and the community’s largest food drive: the 26th annual National Association of Letter Carriers "Stamp Out…

Apr 10, 2018

Schedule of North Okaloosa Relay for Life events

CRESTVIEW — Here is a list of upcoming events and fundraisers for the Crestview Relay for Life, which is 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. April 20 at the Crestview High School, 1250 Ferdon Blvd. N., Crestview. Send …

Apr 6, 2018

Anti-smoking campaign raises awareness of smoking rates

CRESTVIEW — This week was the Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida Week. The annual awareness campaign started April 2 and ends tomorrow. It's focused on the theme of achieving healt…

Apr 5, 2018

3 Okaloosa parks receive hazardous water advisories

FORT WALTON BEACH — Three Okaloosa County parks have potentially hazardous bathing water, the Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County stated April 2. Marler Park, Okaloosa Island; Emerald P…

Mar 26, 2018

County health department trains for hurricane season

CRESTVIEW — The Okaloosa County Department of Health held its annual special needs shelter training exercise March 20 at Davidson Middle School. The school serves as a shelter for evacuees during e…

Mar 20, 2018

Got bats? Evict them before maternity season begins

PANAMA CITY — If you have bats roosting in your attic, eaves or chimney spaces, now is the time to give them an eviction notice. Bat maternity season begins April 15 and runs through August 15. Exclu…

Mar 14, 2018

HeadlineVeterans Administration offers Hepatitis C testing

CRESTVIEW — The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System, in coordination with the Mississippi Community Veterans Engagement Board, is providing Hepatitis C testing. The testing is open to all vetera…

Mar 9, 2018

"There are just a lot of people that need healthcare"

CRESTVIEW — A new healthcare provider is taking patients in Crestview. Myron Faircloth, a board-certified nurse practitioner, joined the staff of Gateway Medical Clinic, an affiliate of North Okalo…

Mar 9, 2018

New assisted living facility coming to Crestview

CRESTVIEW — A nonprofit organization for adults with disabilities is building a new group home in Crestview. The Arc of the Emerald Coast, formerly Horizons, began construction of the six-bedroom, …

Mar 6, 2018

Too much sugar: Cutting back is hard, but healthful. How to start

This article appears in Spring Boomers magazine. Too much sugar isn't just making us fat, it's making us sick. Growing scientific evidence shows that eating too much added sugar is linked to seriou…