The Better a Product Smells

By Judy Piersall 
I came of age in the days when sunbathing was the norm. We would go to the roof of our three-story sorority house, getting as close to the sun as we could, and lay on silver reflective blankets. If we didn’t have baby oil, Crisco would do. Could we have been more stupid? […]

Healthcare Professional Spotlight

Dr Hai H. Kenney
With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Hai H. Kenney has established himself as an experienced professional in his field. After receiving his B.A. in Biology from the University of Delaware, he received his D.O. at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then went on to complete his diagnostic radiology […]

Sleep is Good For the Heart

By Parrish Medical Center Sleep Disorders Center Manager and Brevard A.W.A.K.E. Coordinator Kristina Weaver, RPSGT
Unlike what many people think, sleep apnea is not just a sleep problem. Sleep apnea is failure to breathe properly during sleep. This means vital organs don’t get the oxygen they need. It is a serious problem, especially for the heart. […]

Options in Sight

Brevard Eye 
Throughout our lives, our world and experiences are captured through vision. As time goes on, however, the lens in which we see the world may become impaired. At Brevard Eye Center, there is a dedicated and experienced staff ready to repair vision problems afflicting patients, as well as maintain proper eye health.
By utilizing various […]

Stem Cell Research and Treatment

Next Generation Stem Cell Clinic 
By Steven Hicks 
This is an interesting circumstance. We’ll often interview a doctor for SpaceCoast Living HEALTH and then work to keep the content relative and quick to read. I originally had thought that my interview with Dr. Jasen Kobobel would be to discuss his clinic, but as I found out, and […]

Health News

Pamela Tronetti, DO, AGSF, elected to serve as Parrish Medical staff president.
First woman and doctor of Osteopathic Medicine to be elected medical
staff president.
Members of the Parrish Medical Center medical staff have elected Pamela Tronetti, DO, AGSF, as president of the hospital’s medical staff, making her the first woman and first doctor of osteopathic medicine to […]

Healthy Living: Integrative Medicine

By: Judy Piersall 
It’s been seven years since I first sought an integrative medicine physician. At 51, I was having night sweats and sleepless nights.  Seventeen vials of blood were collected in the initial lab work. Among the many things checked was my Vitamin D. The normal range is 60-100 ng/mL. Mine was 19, dangerously low! […]

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 […]