Night Time Medicine, Nowhere to turn

by: John Paul Abramo / Night Owl Pharmacy Healthcare is in the news everyday. Newspapers, magazines, television and social media…it’s a topic of paramount importance to Americans. It can be about health insurance , who has it and who doesn’t. It can be about Big Read More …

A Great Cup of Tea: Its As Simple As 3-2-1.

by Dr. Sal Giorgianni, Pharmacist and Owner, Dragonfly Botanica Apothecary and teas There is lots of advice about the best way to make beverages.  Every coffee barista and bartender has a method to get that perfect brew.  And so also for tea.  Tea drinking is Read More …

Finding Hope, Humor & Heart in Caregiving

Health First Offers Caregiving for Seniors Annual Conference Providing care and support for aging loved ones can be a difficult but worthwhile journey. Health First is here to help, offering its 13th Annual Caregiving for Seniors Conference scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Read More …

Health First and Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Partner to “Stop the Bleed” Program Teaches Community Members Life-Saving Techniques

In light of recent tragedies such as the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, where 49 lives were lost and every second counted, Health First and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) are working together to teach life-saving techniques to members of our community at no Read More …

Stay at Home and Stay Happy

  There’s no place like home. But sometimes, it is hard for people, especially the elderly, to remain at home, even though that is where they want to be. Without some assistance with daily tasks, many find they must leave their homes. Enter Sandra Styles, Read More …

October is Bullying Prevention Month

Every day, the bright light of our children is at risk of being drowned out by the rain of words and deeds of the bully. Since we can’t stop the bully from doing or saying whatever they want, as parents, grandparents and teachers, we have Read More …

Tips for grilling the perfect burger this 4th of July

Hamburgers are a staple at backyard barbecues. Though burgers are a relatively simple food, mastering the technique to grill burgers is no small feat, as there is more to great grilled burgers than simply firing up the grill and dropping down a patty. • Choose Read More …

Health First Turns Citizens Into Superheroes at CPR Day

With the theme of “Be a Superhero, Learn to Save a Life,” Health First CPR Day turned 5,000 regular citizens into rescuers to aid a victim until professional help arrives. Held on June 4 at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Health First made learning CPR Read More …

100 Year Old Mrs. Ella continues checking things off her bucket list !

  Mrs. Ella Working is the oldest church member of Palm Bay Baptist Church. Ella Working turned 100 years old on December 16th, 2015. The church hosted a SURPRISE birthday party for her on Saturday, November 28th at 12:00 noon with a luncheon that followed Read More …

“An Invitation into the Clubhouse.”

A recent article emerged from “Massage & Bodywork” magazine featuring Jody Stork as a pioneer in the massage therapy field. Karrie Osborn is senior editor at Associated Bodywork and credits Jody Stork in their most recent article, “An Invitation into the Clubhouse.” The magazine notes Read More …

WAKE UP! HEROIN USE IS AN EPIDEMIC IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

Here are the statistics: the State of Florida reported heroin killed more people in 2014 than any year on record.  For a more local statistic the number of heroin related overdoses increased in almost every Central Florida county during 2013 and 2014. Orange and Osceola Read More …

Common causes of poor vision

Vision loss is a common condition, as the World Health Organization notes that more than 285 million people across the globe suffer some type of visual impairment. Many people can effectively counter their vision problems with prescription lenses, but others may have a more significant Read More …

Health First Uses Minimally Invasive Equipment to Detect Lung Cancer

Health First has a new weapon in the fight against lung cancer. In December, Health First Medical Group’s Dr. Theodore Amgott completed the first two procedures in Brevard County using state-of-the-art Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB) at Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center. ENB is used Read More …

Nutrition and aging go hand-in-hand

Nutrition is important for people of all ages, but it’s especially important for men and women over the age of 50, who can dramatically improve their quality of life by eating a well-balanced diet filled with vitamins and nutrients. Though that may seem like common Read More …

Are you afraid to lose weight because you don’t want loose skin? Then keep reading…….

  Why Skin Gets Loose After Weight Loss by : Michele Quinn / Shape My Life, LLC Loose skin is a common result of weight loss programs, especially ones that make you lose weight at a faster rate. Sagging skin during and after weight loss Read More …

The important role played by physical therapists

An injury or illness can impact a person’s mobility and ability to perform everyday activities. While medicine and other treatments can help the situation, physical therapists are often sought to help individuals get back on track. The American Physical Therapy Association says physical therapists examine Read More …

River Oak Dental First In Brevard County To Replace Drill With Pain-Free, Anesthesia-Free Dental Laser

River Oak Dental now offers Solea, Convergent Dental’s new dental laser, making it the first practice in Brevard County to be equipped with this technology.  For dental patients, Solea technology will replace the traditional dental drill, enabling pain-free, anesthesia-free procedures while eliminating many of the common anxieties and other dislikes shared by dentist-goers. Versatile Read More …

Easy financial tips to get on track

Money is something that individuals usually need more of but frequently find in short supply. People worry about money . a lot. According to the YouGov poll for the Institute of Financial Planning and National Savings and Investments in Great Britain, nearly two-thirds of respondents worried about Read More …