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How Stress Affects Your Health

Show of hands, please. How many of you have friends who complain there just is not enough stress in their life? Probably not many.

Stress is a very personalized phenomenon. Some individuals thrive under pressure in the while others wither. Take law enforcement as an example. The American Institute of Stress reports a survey among law […]

Oral Cancer Awareness Month: What You Should Know About Protecting Your Oral Health

It is April. Time for flowers to bloom and birds to sing. It is also time to say “aah.” Aah, as in open wide to let your doctor get a clear look at your mouth, tongue, tonsils, and throat. The Brevard Health Alliance medical and dental service team members, along with physicians and dentists across […]

Oral Hygiene & Your Overall Health

Dental Health and Overall Health are More Connected Than You Think
BHA dentists and their assistants strive to share the vital connection between dental health and overall health with their patients in Brevard County. Oral health can affect a person’s overall health. Our dentists are trained to look for connections between certain health concerns and current […]

The Importance of Women’s Checkups

Have you ever used one of these excuses to avoid making an appointment for a checkup?

“I’m don’t have anything wrong with me. I feel great! Why do I need a checkup?”

“I just don’t have time for a checkup. I barely have enough time to get everything done now.”

“I’ll start getting regular checkups when I get […]

5 Easy Ways to Care for Your Heart

Although taking care of ourselves is the right thing to do, life’s commitments sometimes prevent us making healthy choices, in spite of good intentions. Caring for your body, however, is the best way to ensure you will continue living your busy, wonderful life and feel good while doing so. You can take care of yourself […]

National Blood Donor Month

We’ve all heard the pleas from local blood banks asking volunteers to donate blood after a horrific fire or the Boston Marathon bombing resulting in numerous injuries. But, the truth is blood donations are necessary every day of the year.

For the past 40 years, January has been designated as National Blood Donor Month. Not because […]

It’s Time to Rock Your New Year’s Health Resolutions

Tips to Discover a Healthier You
Make room as you step back and unload the burden of unrealistic New Year’s resolutions. Far too often, we set ourselves up for failure by trying to make huge changes overnight. It takes time to create new habits, so give yourself a break as you initiate small changes over time. […]

Can Family Medicine Doctors Prescribe Anti-Depressants?

Depression and the Family Doctor
Depression impacts people in many different ways. Family doctors generally have an understanding of the most common symptoms of depression. Unfortunately, when many of the symptoms of depression are viewed independently, it delays appropriate treatment. Depression does not treat everyone equally. Because of this, seeking professional treatment is crucial to healing […]

December is AIDS Awareness Month

December 1st is World AIDS Day, so we use this opportunity to take action, educate, and show support for those living with HIV.

We use the month of December to raise awareness about the continued effect HIV and AIDS has on our communities.
We honor the memory of those who have passed away and work diligently to […]

Considerations When Choosing a Pediatric Doctor

How Are Pediatricians Different From Family Practitioners?
Pediatricians specialize in the care of children from birth to about 18. They offer preventive care, often called well-child services, as a way to positively impact long-term health. Of course, pediatricians at Brevard Health Alliance, Inc. also provide care to children with a wide range of illnesses. Care is […]