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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 […]

The Value of Primary Care

The Brevard Health Alliance understands the impact of primary care. We have Board Certified Family Practitioners, Internal Medicine physicians, and Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners who work together to provide high-quality care. Our goal is to provide a primary care home our patients will return to when they are in need of care.
Value of Primary Care […]

10 Health Benefits of Drinking More Water

Our bodies are mostly water. Though the exact percentage varies between men, women, and children, all of our bodies are, in fact, comprised of well over fifty percent water. We are not only made of water, but our many parts and cells require water to function. So, it comes as no surprise that dehydration would […]

5 Things You Should Know About Colonoscopies

The American Cancer Society and doctors all over always promote and recommend regular wellness checks in order to increase the chances of disease prevention and/or early detection of diseases such as cancer, which has much higher survival rates with early diagnosis and treatment. Similar to mole screenings which check for cancerous or precancerous melanoma and […]

Dealing With Diabetes

Sadly, the occurrence of diabetes in the U.S. has been on the rise since the 1970s. While researchers try to trace the causes, one thing is certain, if you have it, you are at risk of some serious complications that can spin off many other health issues before you even know you have the disease.
What […]

5 Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

We all have days where we feel stressed out, sad or anxious. Feeling this way occasionally is completely normal even if you’re living a fairy tale life, as unlikely as that is. But if you feel out of sorts all the time, you might need to pay attention.

Unless you have severe mental illness requiring intervention, […]