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A Place All of Us Would Love to Call Home


Locally owned assisted living facility has the features, heart and height that set it apart That was the vision of the leadership team when they designed the senior and assisted living concept for Victoria Landing, the towering, new assisted living…


Cosmetic Surgery Innovations


Technological Advancements Make Surgeries Even Safer Cosmetic surgery procedures are still gaining in popularity thanks to even more advancements in the field. Dr. Barry Kaplan of Kaplan Cosmetic Surgery has pioneered some of these advancements and incorporated developments in the…


VNA Home Healthcare


Can Prevent Hospitalization By: Melinda Millsap The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Space Coast provides medical assistance to people in their homes, often preventing the need for hospitalization. “We make you independent in your home,” said Linda Shelby, VNA professional services…


New Leadership for Free Community Clinic


Audrey Joiner to Lead SCVIM as Executive Director After five years of work organizing, opening and running Space Coast Volunteers in Medicine (SCVIM), Executive Director and Clinic Founder Paul Ringenberger is stepping down. Replacing him will be SCVIM Medical Office…


What? I’m a Senior Citizen

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By: Jim Barfield The theme of this month’s magazine is senior citizens. So have you ever wondered where the expression “senior citizen” originated? It began in the late 1930s and referred to an “elderly or aged person, especially one who…


Optimizing Healthcare


Solutions to successfully navigate change faced by the medical industry today You might be surprised to learn that your latest visit to the doctor’s office or hospital was improved through health care information technology products. But with the tremendous amount…


Like Family


  Patient Care is a Team Effort at Kindred Hospital Melbourne At Kindred Hospital Melbourne, an interdisciplinary team works closely with each patient and his or her family and primary care provider to manage care and make the best choice…


Be a Happy Loser


 Parrish Health & Fitness Center Helps Members Lose Weight — Fast. (All you have to do is show up and be ready to work) Let’s begin by busting a few fitness myths. First, there is no magic pill for weight…


Vanish Veins


At Heart Care Centers of Florida, cardiologists provide a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and treatment of arterial and venous disease processes. THERE ARE THREE KINDS OF VEINS: Superficial veins, which lie close to the skin; deep veins, which lie…


Keeping Comfort at Home


Today, many families find themselves providing care for a family member — parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, even a spouse — either in their own home or their family member’s home. As a result, families may be left feeling frustrated, exhausted,…


Staying Active Through the “Golden Years”

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Four Exercises to Stay Fit at Any Age Staying healthy and living an active lifestyle is important at any age; however, as we begin to enter our “golden years”, the importance of maintaining our bodies and minds is exponentially increased….


Relaxing the Stresses of Daily Life


RESTORATIVE YOGA at THEE HOUSE OF YOGA by Jenna Lomazzo Jenna Lomazzo is the owner of Thee House of Yoga in Indialantic. A licensed massage therapist, her passion for anatomy and healing drew her into the yoga world and strengthened…


Women’s Wellness


BIMDA’s female physician members weigh-in on a gamut of health issues. After years of being under-reported, breast cancer now gets the attention it deserves. But, breast cancer is not the only health issue women and their families need to know…


Lending a Hand Up


The Hand Up Dental Program gives survivors of domestic violence a reason to smile. The dental services offered by the Hand Up Dental Program may be routine, but the program’s overreaching mission is nothing short of life changing. “Our goal…


Cancer and Stress Go Hand in Hand


Cancer. The word alone evokes emotional stress and seems to touch all of us in some way. Recently, cancer claimed two of my close friends. And lung cancer took my mother, a smoker, when I was a teenager 43 years…