Three Tips for Fighting a Fever

Immediate care physician, Dr. Kurt Eppley, offers three tips for fighting a fever. Nothing slows you down quite like the onset of a fever, and the aches and chills that accompany it. If you feel one coming on, there are a few things you can…

Seven Tips for a Healthy School Year

Pediatrician Dr. Irina Smith shares how to start the school year in good health Another summer sailed by, and back to school came and went! We reluctantly said goodbye to the long, lazy days of summer and set the alarm clocks for the school year’s…

Enjoying the Eclipse While Protecting Your Eyes

Viewing the solar eclipse without proper protection can result in eye damage. Men, women and children from across the country have eclipse fever! Many are counting down the days until this rare phenomenon takes place and plan to head outdoors to watch as the Earth,…

Immediate Care vs. Emergency Room

Many of us have been faced with deciding where to go for urgent care; Immediate Care or the Emergency Room. Immediate Care provides medical care for urgent but non-emergent needs. The following list can help you decide where to go: Regular visits with your primary…

Five Ways to Avoid the Flu

Dr. Van Shares How You Can Skip the Flu This Year While the leaves may not exactly change color along the Emerald Coast, we can count on more than college football to make a debut each Fall. Every year, millions fall victim to the annual…

Allergy Season Survival Guide

Allergy Season Survival Guide: Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Specialist, Dr. William Gross, explains allergies and how to cope this season. Flowers are blooming, the weather is warming up and spring is here! We were fortunate to have a mild flu season this year, but…

Tips for a Better School Year

As families prepare for a new school year, keeping children in the classroom and out of the nurse’s office is a top priority. Dr. Evan Meeks, a pediatrician at White-Wilson Medical Center’s Niceville Clinic, offers 10 tips for a happy, healthy, and successful school year! Get…

Beat the August Heat

As residents of the sunshine state, we bypass extreme temperatures all winter long; however, it is important to be aware that extreme summer temperatures are dangerous. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an average of more than 600 people die from…

West Nile Virus Hits Close to Home

Floridians love to make the most of summer and its warm nights; however, so do mosquitos. Unfortunately, they can carry the West Nile Virus.  The Florida Health Department reported a confirmation of the mosquito-borne illness in Walton county on Friday. While rare, West Nile Virus is no stranger to the Emerald Coast. The…

Keeping Blood Pressure in Check

Have you checked your blood pressure lately? Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases your risk of heart disease, the nation’s #1 cause of death. Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is one of the most common medical conditions Americans experience and a major contributor to…

Bug Off!

Avoiding and Treating Insect Bites and Stings Spring has sprung! And with warm weather comes tulips, daises… and unwanted pests. White-Wilson has some tips to help prevent stings and bites, as well as what to do if you are stung. In Florida, it’s nearly impossible…

Immediate Care vs. Emergency Room

Many of us have been faced with deciding where to go for urgent care; Immediate Care or the Emergency Room. Immediate Care provides medical care for urgent but non-emergent needs. The following list can help you decide where to go: Regular visits with your primary…

Cold weather can really be a pain!

We all have aches and pains, and this time of year can have you feeling them more than usual. During colder months, many decrease their activity, exercise less and experience joint pain more. That joint pain can be frustrating, as well as a sign of…

How to beat cold weather blues!

Bundle up! It’s going to be chilly for the next few days. But don’t let the cold weather get you down. With winter, daylight is shorter and this can cause lethargy, irritability and depression. However, here are some tips to help boost your mood through…