Category: Health

WATCH: Wuesthoff Brevard Hospice, Palliative Care at The Jay Pallai Center at Wasdin Woods Provide the Best End of Life Care

Imagine sitting in your doctor’s office or lying in your hospital bed and being told you had less than six months left to live. What do you do? Call someone you love. Take that “bucket list” trip. Ask for a second opinion. Or wait for the inevitable. I am not even sure what I would do. […]

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Health First To Suspend All Non-Emergent Surgeries Effective Monday, Aug. 2

Due to a steadily increasing number of COVID patients arriving at its four Brevard County hospitals, Health First has made the decision to temporarily stop all non-emergency surgeries beginning Monday, August 2. […]

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State Rep. Randy Fine Thanks Gov. Ron DeSantis For Executive Order in Support of Parents Bill of Rights, Criticizes Local School Board

State Representative Randy Fine thanked Gov. Ron DeSantis for his proactive approach by signing an Executive Order to curb any potential current or future mask mandates for school aged children levied by School Boards across the state. […]

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You Want the Best When it Comes to Aortic Valve Replacement – and You’ve Got It, Here in Brevard

The Health First Heart & Vascular Valve Clinic’s comprehensive team recently earned a three-star rating – the highest score possible – from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its patient outcomes in Aortic Valve Replacement (AVR) procedures. […]

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Visitors at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Required to Masks Again, Including Vaccinated Individuals

As of Thursday, July 29, all guests and those vaccinated against COVID-19, are required to wear face coverings in all indoor locations at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. […]

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Health First Stands Ready for Surge in Emergency Visits, Erects Large Tents to Accommodate Patient Overflow

In order to treat every Emergency Department visit with the highest level of care and safety, Health First is in the process of standing up large treatment tents outside of Emergency Department entrances at Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center and Health First’s Palm Bay Hospital. […]

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White House Maintains Vaccines Work After CDC Recommends Vaccinated People Should Wear Masks For ‘Extra Protection’

The White House was pressed Tuesday on why vaccinated people should return to wearing masks in certain situations since the COVID-19 vaccines are effective in preventing serious disease. […]

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Mayor Paul Alfrey Assists Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation Deliver One-Millionth Meal to Homebound Seniors

Today is a huge day for the Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation as Melbourne Mayor Paul Alfrey assisted us with the delivery of the one-millionth meal to homebound seniors in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank, Florida Department of Transportation and the Department of Elder Affairs. […]

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St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care Present Custom Artwork ‘Renewal’ in Honor of Staff

When St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care employees returned to the first in-person staff meeting since the pandemic, they were presented with a custom piece of artwork in their honor. […]

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Health First Postpones Scheduled, Non-Emergent Surgeries Which Requires a Hospital Bed Due to COVID-19

In response to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, effective Thursday, July 28 through August 15, Health First will be postponing scheduled, non-emergent surgeries and procedures which require a hospital bed. […]

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‘Miracle’ Patient James McDermott Returns to Health First to Thank Miracle Workers

He beat the odds on Cinco de Mayo and lived to see his 66th birthday on the Fourth of July – in between, he was reunited with key players in the hospital system who brought him back from the brink. […]

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HEALTH FIRST: Vaccines Are Your Best Weapon in Fighting the Spread of COVID-19

We are experiencing a surge in COVID-19. You have likely heard reports of the dramatic increase in cases around the world. It threatens the Olympic games due to start this week, and we are seeing similar significant increases in cases right here in Brevard County.  […]

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State of Florida Secures $1.3 Billion Over Major Opioid Settlement, Johnson & Johnson Will Pay Nearly $300 Million to Florida

Governor Ron DeSantis commended a $21 billion multi-state agreement with AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson, three of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical companies, to settle litigation related to the opioid crisis in America. […]

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Professional Football Legend Dick Butkus to Host ‘NFL Alumni Wellness Challenge’

One of football’s defensive legends is going on the offensive to protect fans and former players from life-shortening health risks of obesity and heart disease. […]

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