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A model for medical organizations


BIMDA continues its organizational ascent in Brevard County in 2013 Glad Kurian, honorary executive director of the Brevard Indo-American Medical & Dental Association (BIMDA), glows with pride when talking about the organization’s latest accolade – receiving the 2012 “Organization of…

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Matters of the Heart


Although heart disease is often thought of as a problem for men, more women than men die of heart disease each year.  Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, causing more than…

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Swing, Run, Jump, Swim


Whatever sport is your favorite, keeping healthy and ahead of the game takes time and dedication and the unfortunate truth is sports injuries are common part of any pastime. Even if you’re not a professional athlete a sports medicine physician…

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An Ancient Approach to Fitness


For the last 30 years or so, I have been told over and over again how to take care of myself. Eat right, don’t smoke, exercise, don’t drink too much, get regular check-ups, drive safely, etc. We all know these…

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A balanced lifestyle with therapeutic massage


Massage Envy Spa, a provider of professional, convenient and affordable therapeutic massage and skin facials, is celebrating its grand opening at The Avenue Viera. Officially opened in early November 2012, Massage Envy Spa Viera continues the Massage Envy tradition of providing…

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Addressing the dental care epidemic


Health care organizations partner to understand why routine dental care is inaccessible to a significant portion of Brevard residents Recent data collected from area health care organizations concerned about restricted community access to oral care services for residents returned dismal…

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Gaining the Competitive Edge on Standardized Tests


LearningRx’s innovative training methodology helps students boost brain performance   Throughout high school, teenagers are challenged to become college ready. Academic excellence, positive peer relationships and extracurricular activities are the resume builders that equate to success. But are the tools…

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Fitness & Nutrition: The Gatekeepers to Healthy Living


Professionals at Health First Pro-Health & Fitness Centers weigh in on the keys to disease prevention From warding of diseases, to strengthening bones and controlling weight, to simply boosting your mood and outlook on life, there are few choices that…

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Preventative Health Care on the Space Coast


According to U.S. Preventative Medicine, chronic illnesses – namely heart disease, cancer, stroke, pulmonary disease and diabetes — account for about 70 percent of all U.S. deaths and 80 percent of all health care costs for consumers, employers and government…

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The Prevention of Hypertension


Dr. Gobivenkata Balaji and registered nurse Denise Clark of VNA of the Space Coast offer insight on the importance of blood-pressure readings   One of the worst aspects of hypertension is that it presents no obvious symptoms. You could have…