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 […]
We’ve all heard the pleas from local blood banks asking volunteers to donate blood after a horrific fire or the Boston Marathon bombing resulting in numerous injuries. But, the truth is blood donations are necessary every day of the year.
For the past 40 years, January has been designated as National Blood Donor Month. Not because […]
Tips to Discover a Healthier You
Make room as you step back and unload the burden of unrealistic New Year’s resolutions. Far too often, we set ourselves up for failure by trying to make huge changes overnight. It takes time to create new habits, so give yourself a break as you initiate small changes over time. […]
December 1st is World AIDS Day, so we use this opportunity to take action, educate, and show support for those living with HIV.
We use the month of December to raise awareness about the continued effect HIV and AIDS has on our communities.
We honor the memory of those who have passed away and work diligently to […]
According to the American Stroke Association, someone has a stroke every 40 seconds within the United States. The month of May is World Stroke Month, and it’s a time to spread awareness about strokes, one of the top killers and causes of long-term disability. A recent survey showed that only about 8% of individuals actually […]
Keeping your body strong and limber prevents injuries and illness. A healthy, fit body also helps keep you active throughout your life. Many people think that poor health as an inevitable part of aging, but the truth is that you can take steps to stay fitter and healthier throughout your entire life.
Many different physical […]
“Diabetes is costly in both human and economic terms. It’s urgent that we take swift action to effectively treat and prevent this serious disease.” – Ann Albright, Ph.D., R.D., director of CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation
It may seem a bit ironic that directly following Halloween and leading up to Thanksgiving, America nationally addresses the issue […]
Bipolar disorder is a term that is well known and is commonly used to describe someone that is acting unnaturally or different than usual. But most people don’t really know how to tell if someone has bipolar disorder.
Bipolar disorder used to be called manic depression. It causes mood swings which involve emotional highs, called mania […]
Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death in American women today. Noted for the first time by the ancient Egyptians more than 3,500 years ago, it was originally considered a rare disease as it was seen as an embarrassment to be diagnosed with breast cancer. Today it’s the most commonly diagnosed cancer […]
We’ve been hearing about the Zika virus all over the news, but what is it really all about? If you’re wondering where it came form and how it spreads, we here at Brevard Health Alliance are here to educate you and spread awareness of what is turning into a global crisis.
Zika virus was first discovered […]