Category: Health

Health First’s Dr. Ken Tieu: Relief from Reflux Disease Starts with Spotting the Symptoms

About 1 in 5 Americans suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. “More than half of the people who present at any hospital Emergency Department with chest pain aren’t having a heart attack,” says Health First’s Dr. Ken Tieu. […]

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Florida Tech Student’s Breast Cancer Detection Tool Wins First Place at 2021 BMES Annual Meeting

Three students have designed a high-tech tool to detect breast cancer that could mean underserved communities around the world would have access to a critical and potentially life-saving diagnostic service. […]

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Brevard Health Alliance Partners with Brevard Public Schools to Give Away Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits

Brevard Health Alliance, Brevard County’s only Federally Qualified Health Center, received an allocation of FDA-approved COVID-19 at-home self-test kits from the Federal Government through a Testing Supply Program. […]

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Gov. Ron DeSantis Puts Seniors First for COVID Rapid Tests Needed in Assisted Living Facilities, Nursing Homes

Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the state of Florida will be providing up to one million rapid tests as needed for residents of assisted living facilities and nursing homes. […]

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Brevard’s Only Pediatric Emergency Department Now Open Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center

For Brevard kids, it’s und-ER the sea in case of emergency. That means a trip to the county’s only dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department at Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center. Its walls and floors are covered in cartoon sea creatures – even the X-ray machine is a submarine! […]

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Florida to Receive Additional 30,000 Monoclonal Antibody Doses as Requested by Gov. Ron DeSantis

In response to pressure from Governor Ron DeSantis, the state of Florida has been notified that planning has begun in preparation of sending 30,000 more monoclonal antibody doses to Florida. […]

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Walmart, Kroger Raise Prices for BinaxNOW Rapid COVID-19 Tests Following ‘Significant Demand’

Retail behemoths Walmart and Kroger have both raised the price for BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 tests, following the expiration of an agreement with the Biden administration to sell the antigen self-test kits at cost. […]

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President Biden’s ‘Pandemic of the Unvaccinated’ Narrative Falls Apart as Omicron Cases Skyrocket

For months, President Biden has characterized the continued spread of the coronavirus as a “pandemic of the unvaccinated” and repeatedly claimed that vaccinated people cannot spread the virus, contradicting what his own Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been saying since at least April. […]

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Preeminent Brevard County Cancer Doctor Duff Sprawls Passed Away Dec. 14 at Age 72

R. Duff Sprawls, M.D., MSSW, passed away at age 72 on December 14, 2021 into eternal life. Dr. Sprawls was intelligent to the point of brilliant, inquisitive, inventive, gregarious, adventurous, athletic, active to the point of manic and deeply spiritual. […]

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Brevard County Sees Growing Demand for COVID-19 Testing/Monoclonal Treatment

Growing demand has led to longer lines and extended wait times at Brevard County Emergency Management-supported COVID-19 testing and monoclonal treatment sites, prompting recommendations to bring along a good book, snacks, and plenty of patience. […]

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Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center Offers Quicker, Quieter, More Precise Look at the Heart

Holmes Regional Medical Center upgraded its other MRI machine to the same features in the Sigma Artist. After having many MRIs in the past, this new machine made the experience so much easier for Richard, including being able to clearly hear the music that’s part of the built-in music system, and staff talking to him during the imaging. […]

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U.S. Department of Air Force Authorize 4-Hour Pass, Administrative Leave to Airmen Eligible for COVID Booster

Airmen and Guardians who are eligible and elect to receive a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine are authorized a four-hour pass, or up to four-hours administrative leave for Department of the Air Force civilians. […]

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