What’s Your Reason?

Everyone has a reason to get their mammogram… What’s yours? Chances of recovery from breast cancer have significantly increased due in part to earlier detection through mammograms. In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness month and in honor of those who have lost their fight with the disease, women are encouraged to…

Spotting the Signs of Ovarian Cancer

An estimated one in 70 women will develop ovarian cancer in her lifetime and more than 15,000 American women are expected to lose their lives this year as a result. To raise awareness about the risks and signs of ovarian cancer, The Ovarian Cancer Coalition has named September Ovarian Cancer…

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 back into a school routine….

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 complications related to extreme heat…

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 virus was first found in…

The Greatest Show on the Emerald Coast!

The White-Wilson Community Foundation (WWCF) hosted the 6th annual Little Black Dress Party on Saturday, May 16 and it was a circus! Over 350 guests (including clowns, sword swallowers and stilt-walkers) filled the Sandestin Linkside Exhibition Hall for “A Night Under the Big Top,” raising an impressive $75,000 for local women’s health…

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 heart attacks and stroke. So,…

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 to avoid bug bites and…

Heart Attack and Stroke

Know the signs before it’s too late! Heart disease is the nation’s #1 killer of men and women. Each year we recognize February as Heart Month! It’s a great time to raise awareness about heart disease and work to prevent the 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes that take place…

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 care provider can help detect…

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 something serious. Osteoarthritis is one…

It’s National Blood Donor Month

It’s National Blood Donor Month According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. Unfortunately, the blood supply reaches its lowest levels during the winter months. Between the busy holiday season, hazardous weather conditions and the prevalence of the flu virus, blood donations can…

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 this cold weather spell. Exercise:…

A Healthier You in 2015!

Why a healthy resolution is the best resolution! The hustle and bustle of the holiday gatherings, cookie-swaps, late-night shopping trips and days of traveling are now behind us. Many of us are dreaming of a calmer start to 2015 and have ideas on how to make the year a great…