Category: Health

PHILANTHROPY SPOTLIGHT: Health First Collects More Than 40,000 Relief Items for the Bahamas

About 30 Health First associates coordinated a collection to assist those in the Bahamas who were devastated by Hurricane Dorian. With more than 9,000 Health First associates, 40,348 items were donated over a two-day period across various drop-off locations across the system.

Health First Nurse Laura Suazo Gives Birth at Holmes Regional Medical Center During Hurricane Dorian

Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center nurse Laura Suazo gave birth to baby Penelope at the hospital during Hurricane Dorian. Baby Penelope weighed in at 6 pounds, 1 ounce, measured 19 inches long and mom, husband and baby are all doing well.

Brevard County Health Department Has Issued Countywide Precautionary Swim Advisory for All Public Beaches

Due to the potential effects on water quality related to Hurricane Dorian, the Florida Department of Health in Brevard County has issued a county-wide precautionary swim advisory for all public beaches. At this time, swimming is not recommended.

Jess Parrish Medical Foundation to Host Benefit Gala ‘Treasure Island’ on Oct. 12

Extraordinary plans are underway for Jess Parrish Medical Foundation’s (JPMF) annual benefit gala, Treasure Island, which takes place on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 5:00-10:00 p.m. at Cruise Terminal One, Port Canaveral. GrayRobinson, P.A., and William and Laura Boyles are presenting sponsors for the event.

With the Opioid Crisis Raging, Researchers Say it’s Time to Look for Painkilling Alternatives

With the Opioid Crisis Raging, Researchers Say it’s Time to Look for Painkilling Alternatives: Local representatives of the Florida Pain Institute elected to host a free Pain Awareness Lecture that included top physicians including medical doctor Ashish Udeshi and osteopath Thaiduc Nguyen.