Sacred Heart Health System News Feed Get the latest news and events information from Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola, Florida. Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:41:22 CST Sacred Heart Offers New Weight Loss Program Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:47:17 CST Sacred Heart Health System will offer a nine-week weight loss program designed to educate participants on a variety of nutrition and exercise topics. The classes will be held on Thursdays between May 3 and June 28 from 2-3 p.m. Certified professionals who have facilitated successful weight loss programs will teach the classes at Sacred Heart's Population Health Center, 5051 Carpenter Creek Drive, Pensacola. The cost is $50. Call 850-416-7262 to sign up. ### [Read The Full Story at ] When Asthma Strikes Later in Life Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:57:44 CST Asthma is typically considered a childhood lung disease, but it can develop at any age -- even after age 50. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that nearly 25 million adults and children in the United States are living with asthma -- a chronic disease that affects the airways in the lungs. However, about half of them don't know that they have it. Asthma occurs when airways become inflamed. It can make breathing difficult and lead to an asthma attack, which can be...[Read The Full Story at ] Sacred Heart to Provide Free Heart-Health Screenings in May to Poor, Uninsured Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:40:00 CST During May, Sacred Heart Health System will provide free heart-health screenings at locations in Pensacola, Cantonment, Chumuckla and Navarre for adults who are poor, elderly or uninsured. Two locations in Pensacola will provide osteoporosis screenings. 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 heal...[Read The Full Story at ] Quick Response Makes Critical Difference for Stroke Patient Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:27:37 CST When it comes to minimizing neurological injury from a stroke, the timing of treatment can make all the difference. As the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in the region, the Stroke Center at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola has the critical elements necessary to help patients achieve long-term success in their outcomes. Mark Bickel, 68, a Florida snowbird from Michigan is one of the Stroke Center's many success stories. Bickel was in Destin when he started experiencing double vision. ''...[Read The Full Story at ] Children's Hospital Patients Drive Donated Cars Towards Healing Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:54:41 CST PENSACOLA, Fla. — During a stay at The Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart, patients are now able to drive miniature cars around the inpatient units and even on the way to the operating room, thanks to the support of generous donors. Adorned with horns and lights, The Children's Hospital cars are battery powered and can be remote-controlled by either a staff or family member. Children can receive their own ''driver's license,'' personalized with their name and photo. ...[Read The Full Story at ] Children's Hospital staff helps cancer patient take break from five-month stay Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:23:37 CST Seven-year-old Kaden opened his Christmas gifts on April 16 this year. Kaden was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and admitted to The Children's Hospital on November 13, 2017. For 154 days, Kaden didn't leave the hospital. Then on April 16, thanks to the hard work and dedication of his case manager, nurses, respiratory therapists and wound care team, Kaden was able to spend five hours in his home, opening Christmas gifts and reuniting with his dog, a Goldendoodle named ''Baby,'' befor...[Read The Full Story at ] A National Search for a Pediatric Neurosurgeon Finds Answer at Home Sat, 14 Apr 2018 14:40:10 CST A mother's intuition made Jules Kariher of Gulf Breeze, Florida, determined to find the source of her 9-year-old son Fisher's mysterious, painful headaches. When he experienced three of these migraine-like headaches in the span of three weeks, ''something didn't feel right,'' said Jules. The Optimal Imaging Sacred Heart facility in Tiger Point performed the MRI, and the source of Fisher's headaches was discovered -- a tumor deep in his brain. After consulting with several neurosurgeons arou...[Read The Full Story at ]