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All About Self-Care

Self-care is more than making sure you get enough sleep every night, eat healthy foods and get regular exercise. Visiting your doctor for a yearly check-up (every six months if you are over 50) is also an important part of a good self-care program. Many diseases and disorders do not cause symptoms severe enough to […]

The Benefits of Immunizations

When you get vaccinated against an infectious disease like mumps or measles, you are being immunized against this disease. Vaccines contain agents resembling microorganisms causing disease. However, these agents are not infectious. Instead, they are killed or weakened types of a specific microorganism that stimulate the immune system in a way that immunizes you against […]

9 Tips for Managing Blood Sugar

Our bodies transport sugar from food through the bloodstream to individual cells. Through a complicated process involving the hormone, insulin, the body converts sugar into energy. Individuals with diabetes, however, cannot regulate and convert sugar (glucose) into energy in a normal manner. As a result, individuals with diabetes must take other measures to manage their […]

Top 3 Foods to Eat for Eye Health

As more and more scientific research comes out on nutrition and the function of vitamins, nutrients, and enzymes in the human body, the saying, “You are what you eat,” becomes more and more accurate. Of course, if you eat a cookie, you are not going to turn into a cookie, or if you eat a […]

Taking Care of Your Mental Health

Almost everyone experiences a case of the blues once in a while. Studies suggest 20-25 percent of the population struggles with a mental health issue at least once a year. Feeling sad, lonely or disappointed about a negative life event is natural. Taking care of your mental health during stressful times is essential. When a […]

Why You Should Keep an Eye on Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure affects approximately one third of the adult population in the United States (29%) according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics. This condition isn’t just a concern of the oldest members of our society. Even very young children are at risk for developing blood pressure problems. Why is monitoring […]

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 […]