Brevard’s Heart Walk Event | American Heart Association

As the participants of the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk put shoes to the pavement, they walk with a purpose: raising money to combat the county’s number one and number five killers, heart disease and stroke. According to the American Heart Association, more than one million walkers will participate in the 2018 Heart Walk, which […]

upFront |  Health First’s Bright Star Sparks Hope & Healing for Grieving Children

Health First community resource offers an outlet for kids to mourn the loss of a loved one – and a chance to see they’re not alone.
As Mikey Puffer flipped through the green pages of his memory book, he explained he wrote it when he was 9 and couldn’t draw very well. His smile beams in […]

Health First Valve Team Performs 100 TAVR procedures

Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center’s Hybrid Operating Room (OR) Serves as Setting for Open-Heart Surgery Alternative

MELBOURNE, Fla.(August 16, 2017) – Two years after successfully completing its first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), the Health First Valve team is celebrating performing its 100th procedure.

The minimally invasive procedure provides critically ill aortic stenosis (AS) patients an […]

Eyecare For Children

By: Gabby Dance
August is here, which means back-to-school season is quickly approaching. Scheduling an eye exam appointment for your child may be the last thing on your mind, but it is just as important as school supply shopping to prepare them for the upcoming academic year. August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, making […]

Health First | New Hybrid Operating Room at Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center

As the sun’s first light glistened across the waves rolling onto Melbourne Beach, the new dawn embarked a new era for Brevard County. Before space shuttles and hotels, there were dirt roads and farms. With less than 20,000 residents, it took a few dedicated individuals to improve the future. Because on June 8, 1937, Brevard […]

Get Your Skinny On

Spring and the Weekend Warrior with Health First’s Rehabilitation Service Manager Olivier Corbeel

Improving the Health Status of the Medically Underserved Through Extraordinary Service

In 1992, Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center created project HOPE (Health Outreach Prevention and Education) to provide follow-up services to uninsured patients following emergency department visits. The first clinic, at University Park Elementary School in Melbourne, opened in 1994 with a group of volunteer physicians and nurse practitioners from Holmes Regional.

A Medical Partnership

In 2004, recognizing a significant […]

Putting Patients at Ease

Rejuvenation, Inclusive Care are Top Goals of New Surgeon

Dr. Kaete Archer has known — forever —that she would be a doctor… Would be.
“There was never an aha! moment when I thought, ‘I want to be a doctor,’” she said. Instead, this feeling has been part of her being since as far back as she can […]

A Mission to Make Children Smile


Our regular readers will recognize Dr. Sadesh Kumar. Wickham Dental is often making news–whether implementing the  latest technology, or additions to his staff. In this case however, Dr. Kumar wanted to talk about a recent mission trip to India. In the spirit of “giving back,” we found his timing to be perfect.

“I participate in many […]

Dr. Sharon F. Noori, MD

Breast Surgeon, Health First Breast Center
The Health First Breast Center in Melbourne offers a comprehensive breast program with specialists managing every phase of patient care. Patients receive state-of-the-art, comprehensive and coordinated multidisciplinary care in a compassionate and supportive environment. The Breast Center has an experienced team of medical professionals, including surgeons, radiologists, nurses, a dedicated […]

Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Gala Funds Mental Health

“Fire & Ice” Gala Sponsorship Opportunities Available

TITUSVILLE, FLA, September 28, 2016—Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) has announced the law firm of GrayRobinson, P.A. and Laura & William Boyles as the presenting sponsors of the “Fire & Ice” benefit gala on Friday, Oct. 21, from 8 p.m. to midnight at La Cita Country Club in Titusville.

One-in-five […]

Dr. Cedric Chenet and Team

by Josh Field
Let’s be honest, you don’t often hear the statement, “I’m so looking forward to going to the dentist!” For the most part, institutional health care across the board has made going to the doctor an experience very few people enjoy anymore. So when you find a practice where the staff is helpful and […]

New Hope for Familes of Children with Autism

by Josh Field
Puzzle Box Academy Provides Answers, Options and Choices

The signs may be there but oftentimes go undetected or undiagnosed before a parent, relative or friend notices something “different” with the child. It may start as a lack of smiling or making eye contact and later manifest itself in no verbal communication or interest in […]

Comprehensive, Personalized Breast Care

New Health First Center Provides Comprehensive, Personalized Breast Care
Brevard has an ally in compassionate care for women and the fight against breast cancer, the new Health First Breast Center in Melbourne. The all-inclusive breast care facility is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date technology for breast health.
“Our focus is to provide all aspects of of […]

7 Ways to Look Younger Without a Facelift

Dr. Anita Saluja with Health First Dermatology shares 7 Ways to Look Younger Without a Facelift.

Melbourne Terrace Receives Prestigious Governor’s Gold Seal Award

In the senior aging industry, awards push Melbourne Terrace Rehabilitation Center front and center. They now possess the highest level of performance excellence in healthcare – the Gold Seal Award.

Space Coast Cancer Center’s Dr. Richard Levine Plans to Retire

After 32 years of service and a successful acquisition by Health First, Space Coast Cancer Center’s Dr. Richard Levine Plans to Retire.

Innovating Home Healthcare

Home Telehealth technology can help patients with chronic diseases to become more proactive about their medical care and more compliant with the healthcare regimens prescribed by their doctor.

Treating the Root Cause Functional Medicine

Dr. Steve Alukonis of Space Coast Advanced Health provides a multi-faceted approach of healing that can be applied to anyone tired of dealing with debilitating migraines, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, vertigo, balance disorders, peripheral neuropathy or thyroid issues.