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What You Should Know About the Flu

While the peak of flu season has passed, the Florida Department of Health is reporting most counties in the state continued to report mild influenza activity in week 14 of 2019, with seven counties reported moderate influenza activity.

What is the flu?

The flu (influenza) is a contagious respiratory infection caused by viruses that infect the nose, […]

National Eye Exam Month

In 1989, Sears Optical established August as National Eye Exam Month to help promote the many benefits of receiving an annual eye exam from an eye doctor at Brevard Health Alliance. Our eye doctors not only evaluate vision and prescribe eyeglasses for all family members but can also identify health problems manifesting in your eyes […]

Back to School Well-Checks

During a back to school well-check, your child receives a thorough examination by a Brevard Health Alliance pediatrician involving administration of immunizations when necessary, tracking of growth and development to ensure your child is physically and cognitively where they should be at their age and evaluation of vitals such as blood pressure and heart rate. […]

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 […]