Diabetes: What is your A1C telling you?

Diabetes: What is your A1C telling you? The Diagnosis: Your doctor just gave you the diagnosis ”I’m sorry, you have diabetes. Your A1C is high, it is 9, should be under 6.5. You need to do something about it, I may have to put you on medication.” Your head is still swirling around that diagnosis, Diabetes with a big “D”. Read More …

‘You’re Stronger Than You Think You Are’

by Sara Paulson, HF Health First Nurse’s Care, Compassion and Advice Inspired Colon Cancer Patient  to Stay Focused on Overcoming Her Disease – and She Did After undergoing chemotherapy for colon cancer, Shellie admits there were moments she’d wonder if she had it in her Read More …

Gluten intolerance is a very real issue with measurable symptoms 

Gluten is not for everyone. In fact, people who have celiac disease shouldn’t eat gluten at all. Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition that affects the digestive process of the small intestine by launching an immune system attack against gluten, mistakenly damaging healthy cells lining Read More …

Pam’s Journey against Colon Cancer at Anytime Fitness

Mom’s Journey against Colon Cancer.  I use the word “journey” because since her diagnosis, that’s exactly what we have been on. The day after Christmas, 2018, Mom was diagnosed with Stage 3 B Colon Cancer, which means it had spread from the colon to her liver and lung lymph nodes. Read More …

Slow metabolism may indicate illness

Metabolism is a series of chemical reactions responsible for converting food into energy to run cellular processes. These reactions enable people to grow and sustain life effectively. Individuals who are following a dieting and exercise regimen may speak about having fast or slow metabolisms depending Read More …

Daily steps to keep your heart healthy 

Heart disease is a formidable foe. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease accounts for nearly 25 percent of all deaths in the United States each year. Issues relating to the heart affect both men and women, and an estimated 15 million Read More …

Know the Forecast

    You may hear the terms “Hurricane Watch” and “Hurricane Warning” in your local forecast. Understanding the difference between them is essential to helping you prepare for a hurricane. A Hurricane Watch means hurricane conditions are possible within 48 hours. Begin stocking up on emergency supplies Read More …

“Parkinson’s” Awareness Month

People with “Parkinson’s” are Fighting Back! Rock Steady Boxing at Advance Fitness / Melbourne Fl   Boxers and Classes: RSB at Advance Fitness in Melbourne, FL joined the Rock Steady family in April 2018. Owner and coach Janice Moia began with four boxers and has Read More …

Lab associates working hard behind the scenes / Health First

Call them the silent heroes behind closed doors.That’s how Health First’s System Laboratory Director Cathy Rodriguez describes the associates working inside Space Coast’s largest clinical laboratory. “People don’t realize how involved we are in their health care, playing an important role in the prevention and Read More …

Brevard Health Alliance Announces Opening of Pediatric Urgent Care Center

  Brevard Health Alliance is proud to announce the Opening of Pediatric Urgent Care Center Melbourne, Fla. The center adjoins the current BHA comprehensive healthcare facility located at 2120 Sarno Road. BHA’s Pediatric Urgent Care Center will be open six days a week with extended Read More …

10 early signs of Alzheimer’s disease

Change plays a big role in the aging process. As adults age, both their minds and bodies undergo changes. The changes associated with aging are not uniform. Some people may experience small changes as they inch toward and ultimately pass retirement age, while others may Read More …

Electronics may have surprising effects on health

According to the latest annual visual networking index forecast from Cisco, there will be four networked devices and connections per person across the globe by 2021. While there is no denying the many positive attributes of electronics and global connectivity, research indicates that some health Read More …