Health

What is a healthy room temperature?

 DEAR DR. ROACH: The senior center in my community is kept at a temperature that I and many other seniors find too cool for our comfort. After two hours of playing Scrabble or watching a film, we feel chilled to the bone. We have complained many times to the management, with no change. Recently, I overheard an employee explain to […]

Tina Sarra

Gulf Breeze Hospital charter member serves as community advocate for cardiovascular services

Tina Sarra, center, with, from left, Hani Razek, M.D., Beth Bouzid, Carla Alvarez and Katie Gray. A Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach area resident for 45 years, Tina Sarra has seen firsthand how Gulf Breeze Hospital has grown to continually meet the community’s needs. A Baptist Health Care employee for nearly 38 years and a Gulf Breeze Hospital charter member, […]

SR Health Dept.’s diabetes prevention program recognized

The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) has once again received full recognition from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This designation is reserved for organizations that effectively deliver evidence-based Type 2 diabetes prevention programs in communities across the United States. “We are extremely proud to have our program recognized by the CDC,” […]

Affordable health screenings coming to Gulf Breeze

Residents living in and around Gulf Breeze can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Community Life Church will host this community event on Monday, Feb. 26. The site is located at 4115 Soundside Drive in Gulf Breeze. Screenings can check for:  The level of […]

COPD is a double whammy

 DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been told that I have COPD. The lung doctor said that he’s pleased with my X-ray and will see me next year. My concern is whether this will get worse. I’m scared to death. I have difficulty catching my breath. I quit smoking about four years ago. I know I can’t repair the damage that […]

Blisters may need medication for life

DEAR DR. ROACH: A year ago, I broke out with pimples on my back, arms and thighs. They itched so badly I thought I would go mad. A dermatologist took a biopsy and told me it was an autoimmune disease called bullous pemphigoid. I was started on prednisone and doxycycline. When it cleared up, I would stop the medication, but […]

Should women still take estrogen?

 DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a question concerning estradiol. My gynecologist has me taking 1 milligram of estradiol daily. My internist recommends that I not take it. Which recommendation should I follow? I have never had hot flashes, so that is not a problem. My internist says that I need to gradually stop taking the estradiol. He says that this […]

Mazenko proud to serve Gulf Breeze Hospital

... and the Gulf Breeze community

MazenkoMichael Mazenko has lived in the Gulf Breeze community for 46 years. He is currently a Senior Financial Advisor for Merrill Lynch and has been with the company for more than 34 years. As a proud member of the Gulf Breeze community, Mazenko volunteers time to serve on the board of directors at Gulf Breeze Hospital. He has served for […]

Dr. Dozer, gastroenterologist, joins Baptist Medical Group

Baptist Medical Group welcomes board-certified, fellowship-trained gastroenterologist David W. Dozer, M.D., to its multispecialty physician network. Dr. Dozer offers quality, convenient treatment to adult patients suffering from digestive system problems. Dr. Dozer earned his medical degree at the University of Wisconsin, Madison Medical School in Madison, Wisc. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of […]

Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola hosts Heart- Healthy Seminar

Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola will host a heart-healthy “Evening With the Experts” on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 5:30 p.m. in the Greenhut Auditorium, located at 5151 North Ninth Ave. Guests are advised to park and enter near the main Entrance facing Ninth Avenue. Sacred Heart cardiologist Dr. Mark Grise will speak about cardiovascular health, as well as the symptoms and […]


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