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 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 […]
As hurricane season draws near, it’s important to start preparing yourself and your family members. When hearing about hurricane preparedness most people think about getting batteries, shutters, flashlights, battery powered radios, canned foods, drinking water, generators, gas, and fans. A lot of people forget about health-related needs.
3 Tips to Help You Prepare
Contact your state […]
Summer is here! This season signals a time for outdoor fun and leisure, but anyone who’s lived here for even one summer knows the heat can be outrageous. The combination of temperature and humidity are enough to make the most seasoned Floridian pause.
Heatstroke is a serious concern when we get in the midst of Florida’s […]
May is National Drowning Prevention Awareness Month. Drowning is the cause of more deaths in children than any other cause annually. The reality is drowning is often preventable.
A child can drown in as little as two inches of water. And according to the Florida Department of Health, “most infant drownings occur in bathtubs and buckets. […]
May is Stroke Awareness Month and, according to the National Institutes of Health, there are more than 800,000 stokes in the United States each year.
Nearly three-quarters of all strokes occur in people over the age of 65 and the risk of having a stroke more than doubles each decade after the age of 55.
Those at […]
Measles is not a common illness in the United States, which is why a startling number of new cases of the disease has doctors and healthcare providers alerting patients and the community, especially parents of children, how to protect against contracting the illness.
According to the Center for Disease Control, which monitors cases of diseases in […]
Spring in Florida is an active time of year as sports seasons ramp up and our outdoor and group activities increase. With increased activities often come increased injuries and illnesses for our children.
Is his foot bruised or is it broken? Is it something she ate, or something more? Parents face a lot of uncertainty when […]
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, […]
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 […]