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 Eating at Your Favorite Restaurant

It’s that time of year again. Delicious temptations of holidays feasts and treats are being thrown at us from every angle: family, friends, work parties, holiday parties, Halloween, Thanksgiving… The holidays! If it’s not a feast at home or work to celebrate all the great things that go on this time of year, then it’s […]

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

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,
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 […]

Cosmetic Dermatology

An Interview with Health’s First Medical Group
Dr. Larry Bishop
SpaceCoast Living: Thank you for meeting with us today. We’re making March our water sports issue and to be a service to our readers, we thought we’d address personal skin care and protection while on or near the water. So, tell our readers a little bit about […]

Harnessing the Creative Power of Water

For Roger Bassin, M.D., water acts as a powerful tool to help reshape and contour areas of the hips, arms, legs, breasts and tummy in a minimally-invasive procedure that uses the gentle sculpting of water-assisted liposuction.

“Aqualipo® is a procedure I trademarked and pioneered to help improve the liposuction procedure, and to help decrease bruising, swelling and […]

Taking Preventative Measures: VNA Offers Tips For Your Good Health

Preventative Care

Each year, nearly 900,000 Americans die from a preventable cause. Several factors contribute to this statistic – rising costs in healthcare and health insurance plans, busier schedules with less time to shop for and prepare nutritious meals at home, along with a number of other geographic and socioeconomic variables. A 2014 study conducted by […]

Q&A with Health First Cardiologist James Ronaldson

SpaceCoast Living sat down with Dr. James Ronaldson recently in his office at Health First’s Viera Medical Plaza.

As we start 2017, many of us begin new exercise regimens and alter our diets to improve our heart health. We thought getting some general information on heart disease could help us all understand the issues regarding our […]

Heart to Heart: Straight Talk on the Body’s Power Muscle

Caring for the complexities of the human heart requires teamwork. At Wuesthoff Health System, it’s a division of labor between the many different disciplines of the cardiology department –— all joining forces to offer preventative care, diagnostics, surgery, rehab and a host of other care options. 

“We have a very wide range of specialization here combined […]

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 Celebration of Life


Like most of you reading this, the family here at SCB Marketing (publisher of SpaceCoast Living) continues to be deeply affected by cancer. Two years ago, we lost Donna Skattum, a friend and mentor who meant as much to the community as she did to all of us here at SCB. Donna inspired us and […]

Profile: Dr. Ross Clevens

Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS, is Brevard’s award-winning Facial Plastic Surgery Specialist and the only practicing Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon between Stuart, St. Augustine, and Orlando. Dr. Clevens trained at Yale, Harvard, and the University of Michigan and has practiced in Central Florida for 20 years. Voted “One of America’s Top Doctors” and “Best […]

Profile: Dr. Vincent McGinniss

Dr. Vincent McGinniss is a Cosmetic and Reconstructive Facial Plastic Surgeon and Skin Cancer Care Specialist known for providing compassionate patient care with a meticulous attention to detail. He is frequently invited to speak locally to share his expertise on Skin Cancer Care. Prior to joining Clevens Face and Body Specialists as a Fellow, Dr. […]

Profile: Dr. Cedric Chenet

Dr. Cedric Chenet’s professional philosophy is simple — education, experience and technology that come together for excellence in dental care. He should know; he’s been doing it for over 30 years. The technology component is one that particularly excites Dr. Chenet and his staff. His office in Viera is fully digital and he and his […]

Profile: Dr. Janie Geraci

Dr. Janie Geraci earned her medical degree from the University of Illinois in Chicago. She completed her OB/GYN residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa Bay, and also holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science from the University of Illinois. She is board certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She […]

Profile: Sadesh Kumar

Dr. Kumar brings over 20 years of experience in many facets of general dentistry to Wickham Dental Care, and has been providing exceptional service to patients there since 2005. Everyone wants a healthy, beautiful smile and Dr. Kumar and his team work hard to reach that goal. In order to ensure positive experiences for patients […]

Profile: Timothy Bortz, DC

With more than 14 years of medical experience, Dr. Bortz is renowned as an extraordinary healer, educator and motivator. An established leader in injury treatment, Dr. Bortz’s clinical proficiency and personal, caring touch put the Neurogenx NerveCenter of Rockledge at the forefront of neuropathy care.
Dr. Bortz received his chiropractic doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic […]