What Are the Visible Signs that Someone Has HIV/AIDS?

An Introduction to HIV/AIDS HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus that attacks the immune system, specifically the CD4 cells (T cells), which are important for fighting infection. When HIV damages enough CD4 cells, the body can no longer fight infections and illnesses, which can lead to AIDS (Acquired Immune [...]

2022-06-27T12:26:55-04:00June 27th, 2022|

What are the symptoms of HIV?

Roughly 1.2 million people in the U.S. have Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and around 13 percent of them don’t know it and require testing. HIV is a serious virus that can have devastating consequences if left untreated. However, early diagnosis and treatment can help people with HIV lead long, healthy [...]

2022-06-27T11:46:58-04:00June 27th, 2022|

Abnormal Menstrual Periods

Many individuals will experience bothersome symptoms, irregular vaginal bleeding patterns and excessive bleeding at some point during their reproductive years. This can be a very frustrating and confusing experience, especially if you don’t know what’s going on. In this article, we will discuss the most common types of abnormal periods, [...]

2022-06-27T11:16:50-04:00June 27th, 2022|

Planning a Pregnancy with Diabetes

If you have diabetes, you may be wondering how it will affect your pregnancy. Diabetes can complicate pregnancies, but with proper planning and care, you can have a healthy pregnancy and baby. Before you start trying to get pregnant, it’s important to get your diabetes under control. This will help [...]

2022-06-27T10:40:31-04:00June 27th, 2022|

Importance of Having a Primary Care Physician

One of the most important aspects of maintaining your health is having a primary care physician (PCP). A recent study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, discussed the various benefits of  primary care. The data showed that adults with PCPs were much more likely to engage in routine preventive care and higher-care cancer [...]

2022-06-26T00:18:20-04:00June 26th, 2022|

Ways to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season

For the past two years, COVID-19 has dominated our thoughts and spurred us to protect ourselves from the virus. It’s important to remember, though, that this is not the only virus around, and it’s not even the only coronavirus! In fact, the common cold is a coronavirus, and what we [...]

2022-06-26T00:09:02-04:00June 26th, 2022|

When Should Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?

Do you still have your wisdom teeth? Wisdom teeth generally make an appearance between the ages of 18 and 21, and many dentists recommend removing them. Why is this? And what are wisdom teeth, anyway? It’s thought that wisdom teeth are vestigial. In other words, while our ancient ancestors needed [...]

2022-04-28T15:19:06-04:00April 25th, 2022|

5 Tips for Controlling Stress During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an exciting time that is often full of firsts with no shortage of emotions. It is common for expecting parents to experience a range of emotions, from pure joy to sheer nervousness. Because of the impending responsibility, the physical changes, and fluctuating hormones, stress is particularly prevalent and [...]

2022-03-22T11:23:53-04:00March 1st, 2022|

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 [...]

2022-05-25T17:38:13-04:00October 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|
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