The Importance of Preventing Hep C and HIV

Approximately 2.4 million Americans live with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV).[1] Another 1.2 million live with HIV, and about 13% don't know it.[2] Both viruses attack the body and pose a risk of death. Preventing these diseases is critical, and here are a few ways you can do it. Hepatitis [...]

2021-12-03T10:11:26-05:00December 3rd, 2021|

3 Reasons Why Women Should Undergo Annual Wellness Exams

Putting off a women's annual wellness exam is something many women do. It might not seem important, but it can be a lifesaver—literally. Annual wellness exams can detect underlying illnesses and diseases. They are also a great way to get checked for your mental health. The wellness exam checklist might [...]

2021-11-09T11:04:26-05:00November 9th, 2021|

How Sports Physicals Can Improve Child Safety in Sports

Regular physical activity is an important part of health for all children. A sports physical is a comprehensive physical exam done by a doctor. If you schedule one at Brevard Health Alliance, you can expect the following. A Complete Evaluation The primary goal of a sports physical is to identify [...]

2021-10-15T13:05:38-04:00October 28th, 2021|

Two Great Ways to Lower the Risk of Cavities

Some of the main reasons that children and adults get cavities include plaque, bacteria, and food particles. These usually cause demineralization of the teeth.[3]  Sealants and fluoride treatments are two important cavity prevention products that can help lower the risk of cavities. Each treatment is slightly different, but both can [...]

2021-10-12T16:28:57-04:00October 20th, 2021|

Combating the Flu in 2021

Every year, your doctors and nurses at Brevard Health Alliance remind you to get your flu shot. And this year is no different as we are all still living with COVID-19 and its variants. It is more important than ever to take measures to protect yourself from the flu. Why [...]

2021-10-12T15:39:21-04:00October 12th, 2021|

Why Wellness Visits Are Important for Teenagers

Teenagers are at a stage in their lives where they are the most vulnerable to peer pressure and being influenced by those around them. They are also growing and developing at an accelerated rate, including physical changes that involve hormone imbalances as well as a higher risk of acquiring a [...]

2021-10-12T15:15:15-04:00September 27th, 2021|

Is It Heat Rash or Another Summer Skin Ailment?

Heat rash is a condition that occurs when a person's sweat glands become clogged, and sweat cannot escape to the surface of the skin.[1] Of course, this is most commonly a problem during hot and humid summer months when people sweat the most. If you find yourself with a case [...]

2021-10-12T15:17:00-04:00September 20th, 2021|

How Therapy Could Get Rid of Your Headaches and Bellyaches

Many people suffer from migraine headaches or stomachaches once in a while. However, if you have these conditions on a frequent basis, it might not be caused by the food you ate or the sensory stimuli to which you were exposed. Anxiety and stress can also cause these conditions, and [...]

2021-10-12T15:19:52-04:00September 13th, 2021|

Common Conditions Our Providers Diagnose Through Telehealth

Use Telehealth to Diagnose Common Conditions A telehealth diagnosis involves a virtual medical appointment with your healthcare team. Telehealth has many advantages, like saving time and saving a commute.[4] A host of common diagnoses, where a physical examination by your healthcare provider is not necessary, can be performed remotely by [...]

2021-10-12T15:20:55-04:00September 6th, 2021|

7 Ways to Keep the Mosquitos at Bay Outside

Outdoor activities in the summer often involve keeping pests at bay. While camping outdoors in Florida, mosquitos are some of the most obnoxious pests you will come across outdoors. They're relentless in their quests to feast on blood. There exist over 3,500 species of mosquitos, although not all of these [...]

2021-10-12T15:23:20-04:00August 30th, 2021|
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