Prescription Alternatives

When my husband and I were raising our three children, we didn’t allow them to watch TV during the week. So, to avoid the “Do as I say, not as I do” conundrum, we stopped watching too. It became a habit that stuck, except for sports, of course (ROLL TIDE!). That’s when I see commercials. […]

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 […]

SANZ Products

Rehydrate, Reinvigorate and Refresh the Skin You are In.
By Steven Hicks
We have seen interest in the advertisements from SANZ in SpaceCoast Living over the past few months, and thought we would introduce them to our readers. According to President Lisa Nicarry, “SANZ specializes in simplicity.” Nicarry added, “We know that life gets messy, and we […]

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! […]

Debbie Wall: Trainer, Instructor & Health Guru & Looking Great at 62

Long-time personal trainer, fitness instructor and certified Natural Health professional Debbie Wall, 62, shares with the Space Coast what healthy living is really all about, from A to Z.
Debbie Wall not only practices what she preaches, she owns it, too. This business-savvy, health-conscious woman believes in helping people achieve weight loss success, but more importantly, […]

Healthy Living: The Benefits of Thieves Oil

Promote a Healthy Immune System
By Judy Piersall
One of my personal go-to products is thieves oil. It wards off all sorts of germs and is intended to promote a healthy immune system. How did thieves oil come to be? Why such a strange name? While there are several versions of the story, the one common denominator […]

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 […]

Julie Osborne | Shares Her Journey With Health First Cancer Institute

By Sara Paulson
Health First Cancer Institute Patient Celebrates End of Her Chemo by Ringing Bell, a Symbolic Goal and Gesture for Those Fighting Cancer
Julie Osborne approached the metal bell anchored to the wall and jokingly asked if a rendition of the 1979 disco track, “Ring My Bell” was in order. With her husband, […]

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 […]

upFront | Health

By: Ryan Randall
Throughout the year, it’s important to stay hydrated in the Florida heat, but it’s even more pertinent to do so in the summer months, when it’s the hottest time of the year. Dehydration can result in symptoms as simple as overheating to those more dangerous, like kidney stones. With temperatures averaging 92 degrees […]

Parrish Medical Center | A Cancer Diagnosis Changes Everything

Support of family, friends, and a certified cancer navigator makes world of difference to
young mom.
A cancer diagnosis is perhaps one of life’s most difficult pieces of news to receive. While survival rates are improving for many forms of the disease, cancer is still a serious illness that may consume a person’s physical, emotional, […]

Health Happenings

Health & Wellness
Total Joint Replacement Class
August 1-3 and 8, 10, 15-17, 22-24, 29
Health First Hospitals, times vary by location/date.
Multiple locations, see web events calendar for specifics,
www.health-first.org.
This class will help to make your joint replacement surgery experience the best it can be. Meet the members of your healthcare team before you go into the hospital, and […]