Sacred Heart Health System - News Feed Get the latest news and events information from Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola, Florida. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:57:03 CST Next Tobacco-Cessation Series Begins Aug. 19 and Aug. 21 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:02:06 CST Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola will offer a free, six-week tobacco-cessation program beginning Aug. 19 and Aug. 21 for persons who want to stop smoking or using tobacco. Quit Smoking Now (QSN) provides structured classes in a supportive, stress- free environment. Step by step, tobacco-users will learn how to replace their nicotine habit with healthy alternatives. The two-hour classes will be offered on Tuesday nights beginning Aug. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday mornings beginning Aug....[Read The Full Story at ] Free Children's Health Fair on Friday, Aug. 8, at Sacred Heart Hospital Conference Center Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:01:45 CST A free Children’s Health Fair will be held Friday, Aug. 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Hospital Conference Center, 5151 N. 9th Ave. in Pensacola. The health fair is sponsored by The Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart. Free health screenings will be offered, including asthma checks, lung-function testing, developmental screenings for newborns and children up to age 5, and more. Pediatric health information also will be distributed. The event also includes face-pain...[Read The Full Story at ] Gone Fishin'! - Reflections of a Family Medicine Physician Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:18:16 CST Fred Mixon, MD “Let’s go. They’re not biting today,” my Dad said. We’d been there for an hour, having awakened before dawn, loaded the boat on a truck, made our way to the lake, and paddled out to a certain spot. My brother protested, “No, we just got here. We just need to be patient.” “Naw, they’re not gonna hit today. Fred and I are gonna go home.” I was 8 and had no meaningful vote. “We’ll come back later ...[Read The Full Story at ] First Joint-Replacement Surgery Performed at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:55:32 CST Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf has reached another growth milestone by expanding surgical services available in Gulf and Franklin Counties. In late June, the surgical team assisted with the hospital’s first-ever total joint replacement surgery, performed by Alfred Cardet, MD, an orthopedic surgeon based out of Panama City. The patient was Bob Comer, 70, of Port St. Joe, who had been treated for several years for knee injuries and the resulting debilitating pain. Comer had had severa...[Read The Full Story at ] Sacred Heart to Provide Free Health Screenings in August 2014 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:48:11 CST During August, Sacred Heart Health System will provide free heart-health and osteoporosis screenings at several locations in Pensacola and Warrington for adults who are poor, elderly or uninsured. Heart-health screenings will measure blood pressure, blood sugar and total cholesterol, and can detect anemia. The screenings are helpful in diagnosing conditions that put people at high risk for heart attack, stroke, diabetes and other health problems. Osteoporosis screenings measure bone density....[Read The Full Story at ]