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Brevard Health Alliance Celebrates 15 Years Of Service

Brevard Health Alliance (BHA) is proud to announce the 15-year anniversary of its launch as an independent entity with a focused mission on countywide health improvement. Prior to inception, the Brevard Health Alliance began almost 16 years ago as the three Brevard hospital systems at that time – Health First, Parrish Medical Center and Wuesthoff […]

Brevard Health Alliance Partners with Street to Home

Brevard Health Alliance is proud to announce our partnership with Street to Home. Community non-profit, Street to Home, aims to advance progress on ending homelessness in South Brevard through supportive housing. The organization’s distinct values set them apart, as they aspire to employ collective impact to create opportunities of high leverage to solve a complex […]

How to Tame Diabetes

It is estimated that more than 26 million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with diabetes, and the risk of this disease is increasing every year. Some doctors have said that we have an epidemic on our hands due to the high rates of diabetes and the way the disease is affecting overall […]

Healthy Snack Alternatives to Get You Through the Day

When hunger hits, it’s easy to grab a candy bar or bag of chips to get you through to the next meal. Processed foods are readily available everywhere you turn, and they satisfy the sweet or salty cravings that often come up. But this seemingly simple decision could be taking a toll on your health.

Even […]

How to Care for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

An Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be devastating for the patient and their family. If someone you love is dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease or another form of dementia, there are a few things that can be done to provide the support that is needed. Not only is a good care plan essential for the individual, but it […]

How to Combat Fall Allergies

As the seasons change, do you find that your allergy symptoms start to flare up? It can be frustrating to be dealing with a runny nose and itching eyes throughout the day. The body is reacting to something in your environment, causing the immune reaction to kick in.
Fall Allergies in Florida
In the state of Florida, […]

Why Do They Call it a Cold?

The common cold can strike at any time, but we often find that the occurrence of a head cold increases in the winter season. This timing leads people to ask: Is the contraction of a cold actually related to lower temperatures?
What Causes the Common Cold?
When you come down with a cold, it means that you […]

The Difference Between Natural and Unnatural Sugars

When you eat sugar, this simple carbohydrate is converted into glucose, making it a form that the body can use for energy. But did you know that there are variations in the way the body reacts, depending on the type of sugars you choose to eat?

Not all sweeteners are created equal, which is why it […]

Checking for Breast Cancer

Cancer is a terrifying word that makes everyone uneasy. Breast cancer claims more than 40,000 lives each year. It’s easy to ignore any symptoms that you may be experiencing and chalk it up to aging, but a breast cancer screening could be imperative to treatment and a better chance of success.
Early Diagnosis
Early detection and diagnosis […]

A Brief History of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

That little pink ribbon. We have all seen it every year in October, and most people are aware that it is associated with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. However, not as many are aware of its roots and its goals.

 
Who Started it?
Breast Cancer Awareness Month began in 1985 as a partnership between the American Cancer Society […]