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3 Ways to Beat Spring Allergies Before They Start

Spring is coming, and temperatures are beginning to rise. That sun feels great on your skin, but once temps break 50 degrees, plants and trees begin to release their pollen. That means allergy season is on its way with all the suffering it entails. Luckily, you can learn how to treat spring allergies now to […]

Healthy Late-Night Snacking Tips for Diabetics

Proper diet and nutrition are important elements of managing diabetes–both Type 1 and Type 2. Keeping your blood sugar under control and your risk of heart disease at bay are two key factors that every diabetic needs to think about when making food choices.

 
Diabetic Snacks Before Bed
Late-night, diabetic-friendly snacks are a great way to satisfy […]

Mood Swings: An Illness or a Symptom of an Underlying Condition?

Mood swings are rapid fluctuations in emotion from high to low and vice versa. Intense mood swings are akin to a “rollercoaster” of emotions, rapidly changing from jolliness to irritability, anger, or, worse yet, depression.

So, can suffering from frequent mood swings be considered an illness? Although everyone may experience mood swings to a certain extent, […]

Why You Should Start Walking for Good Health

For many of us, getting up and remaining active in the last year has been difficult. Where we may once have had a regular gym routine, we now take part in at-home workouts or we don’t exercise at all. Unfortunately, there are many risk factors associated with not exercising regularly. Additionally, health issues are also […]

The Aftermath of an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis: A Guide for Caregiver and Family Support

An Alzheimer’s diagnosis is devastating for the patient and their loved ones. If you have decided to provide in-home care, here is what you’ll need to know and how Brevard Health Alliance can help.

 
Tips for Caring for Someone With Alzheimer’s
As your parent’s mental state declines, they will experience confusion, mood swings and exhibit poor judgment. […]

Teaching Kids They Can Have Fun While Eating Healthy

Pre-school children are notorious for expressing their opinions. It’s a normal part of growing up. Eating doesn’t have to be a battle of wills. Understanding how to encourage a child to eat vegetables will make dinnertime a pleasurable family experience.
Teaching Healthy Eating to Preschoolers
At Brevard Health Alliance, we believe that leading by example is the […]

Causes of Nosebleeds and 4 Signs You Should Visit a Doctor

For children, a common cause of nosebleeds is physical trauma, caused either by picking or inserting a foreign object into the nose. Dry air and allergens can also irritate sensitive nasal passages and cause bleeding.

In these cases, using a humidifier or saline nose drops may reduce the number of nosebleeds your child experiences. If you […]

When Does a Sunburn Needs Medical Attention

Florida’s not called the Sunshine State for nothing. Maybe you’re getting ready to head to the beach, go sunbathing, or play some outdoor sports. But if you haven’t put on enough sunscreen with UVA/UVB protection, you or your loved ones may be vulnerable to sunburn.

Sunburns are usually just a minor annoyance when they happen. But […]

Winter Workouts From Home

All of us are feeling a little cooped up these days. Whether it’s the winter weather, the tail end of a global pandemic, or both, the majority of people are spending their days at home. Staying in is not an excuse to sit on the couch and let fitness fall to the wayside. It’s entirely […]

10 Pitfalls of Self-Medicating

Doctors train for years to provide the best medical advice, but we still sometimes self-diagnose and self-medicate. For minor illnesses like the common cold, it makes sense to take medicine to relieve the symptoms and wait it out. If the medication doesn’t work or the symptoms last longer than expected, then we visit the doctor.

However, […]