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Posted: 2014 Jan 24 - 06:20

Regional medical center opens first valve clinic in Brevard County

Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the newest addition to its Heart & Vascular services, the newly opened Valve Clinic - the first one in Brevard County.

An estimated 1.5 million people in the United States suffer from aortic stenosis.

The Valve Clinic at Health First Holmes Regional provides a comprehensive and team approach that includes a variety of medical experts, who come up with individualized treatment options to ensure all patients receive the right care at the right place at the right time.

Severe symptomatic AS is a life-threatening condition. Without treatment, the two-year mortality rate is as high as 50 percent.

In many cases, aortic valve disease can show no signs or symptoms until it worsens to a critical state. Not treated, severe aortic stenosis can lead to death due to cardiac arrest, heart failure, stroke, or end stage organ failure. In addition, there is no medical management for aortic stenosis.

Treatment options at the Valve Clinic at Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center include the following: Traditional Aortic Valve Replacement; Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement; Referral for Trans-Catheter Aortic Valve Replacement; Palliative Medical Management/Balloon Aortic Valuplasty

For more information, contact the Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center Valve Clinic at 321-434-VALVE or (321) 434-8258.

Macarons at the mall

Melbourne has announced that Le Macaron French Pastries is now open for business, featuring hand-made, gourmet pastries called macarons.

The new 1,380-square-foot space is located in the West Concourse of the mall near the Simon Kidgits Play Area.

The Melbourne mall is at 1700 W. New Haven Ave., Melbourne.

The macaron, perfected in France, has a long history dating back centuries in Europe. Macarons look like small, round shells and are created from fresh, ground almonds and soft meringue. Macarons fit in the palm of your hand.

They are lightly crisp on the outside, smooth and creamy in the center, filled with ganache (chocolate), rich cream, homemade fruit jams or other quality ingredients.

Not to be confused with macaroons, the more familiar, American coconut cookie, macarons have gained a new level of interest in France and around the world.

Better Business of the Month

The Melbourne Regional Chamber and its Better Business Council recognized Global Tours & Travel, Inc. as the December recipient of its Better Business of the Month Award.

The firm was awarded this recognition at the Chamber's monthly Business Breakfast event held at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront. The award, sponsored monthly by Chamber Trustee Member Courtyard by Marriott/Residence Inn Marriott, was presented to business owners Geraldine Blanchard and Lorena Spensley.

Global Tours and Travel, Inc., locally owned and operated has been a member of the Melbourne Regional Chamber since 1995 and Better Business Council since 2001.

The agency has operated through several different economic climates. During which time it established a base of clients that span from the Caribbean to the Middle East and all have benefited from the owner's and staff's vast knowledge and experience of the many excellent leisure and business travel experiences available from the world's leading air, cruise and tour operators.

For more information, visit www.melbourneregionalchamber.com.

eWareness receives state diversity business certification

eWareness, Inc., the nation's leading, veteran-owned web-centric marketing and technology agency and publisher of the Veteran Owned Business Project, announced that the company has recently been certified with the State of Florida's Office of Supplier Diversity as a service disabled veteran-owned small business.

State certification is Florida's premier stamp of approval for minority, women and service-disabled veteran business enterprises.

The goal of the Office of Supplier Diversity is to increase the number of business enterprises in the state of Florida.

Eligibility criteria can be found in Chapter 287, Florida Statutes, Chapter 295.187, Florida Statues and Chapter 60A-9, Florida Administrative Code. The Office of Supplier Diversity maintains a directory of certified business enterprises online.

More information about eWareness can be found by visiting its corporate website at http://www.ewarenessinc.com or by calling toll free at (800) 517-4130 or locally on the Space Coast at (321) 953-2435.

New Realtor at Prudential Sterling

Carolyn Canarelli has recently joined Prudential Sterling Properties, as a Realtor. The announcement was made by Barbara Wall, broker/owner, Prudential Sterling Properties.

Ms. Canarelli will be responsible for residential real estate sales. Prior to joining Prudential Sterling Properties, she was a Realtor for Integra Realty of Brevard Inc.

Prudential Sterling Properties, which is independently owned and operated, became a member the of Prudential Real Estate network in 1982. Prudential Sterling Properties was founded in September 1982. Since that time it has earned a host of honors.

Prudential Sterling Properties is at 2000 Highway A1A, Indian Harbour Beach.

For more information, email marketing@prudentialsterling.com, call (321) 308-3259 or visit www.prudentialsterling.com.

Embraer Executive Jets' Legacy 450 makes successful first flight

Embraer Executive Jets' newest aircraft, the Legacy 450, made a successful first flight Dec. 28.

Embraer test pilots Eduardo Camelier and Eugênio Cará, supported by flight test engineer Carlos Kobayashi, flew the aircraft for one hour and 35 minutes, conducting the evaluation of handling and performance characteristics.

The maiden flight covered a significant range of the flight envelope and allowed for a variety of in flight systems tests, benefiting from an advanced campaign of flight simulations and extensive ground tests.

The Legacy 450 is capable of flying non-stop from Los Angeles to Boston, or Moscow to New Delhi.

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