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Spring Into Action


High-school athletes who are ready to dominate the spring sports season Read More  Read More

Best Children’s Doctors 2017


Spotlighting Greater Orlando’s top pediatricians Read More  Read More

The Price of Parenting


Local experts and parents weigh in on the costs and benefits of paid and in-home child care. Read More  Read More

Medically Speaking…


Pediatricians provide insight into their world. Read More  Read More

Mean Streets


Pedestrians, bicyclists look for safe passage on Greater Orlando’s notoriously deadly roadways. Read More  Read More

The Changing Cafeteria

Orange County Public Schools use their food truck program to get feedback about what kids want to eat.

Fresh ingredients and tasty options have kids craving today’s school lunches. Read More  Read More

Golden Years

Westminster Winter Park

Top-rated senior living facilities offer good times and peace of mind for residents. Read More  Read More

Top Nurses 2016


Celebrating the Greater Orlando region’s best nurses Read More  Read More

Best Plastic Surgeons 2016

Dr. Kendall Peters

Meet the local physicians who give their all to make you look your best. Read More  Read More

Best Doctors For Women

Dr. Stefani Capone

Meet the medical professionals making a difference in female health care. Read More  Read More

Brushing Up

Dr. Jason A. Battle

Smile! More than 70 of Greater Orlando’s best dentists, as selected by our readers. Read More  Read More

Greater Orlando’s Healthy Future

The Mevion system at Orlando Health’s Marjorie and Leonard Williams Center for Proton Therapy.

Medical advancements available at local hospitals open a world of exciting possibilities. Read More  Read More

Best Doctors


The health care world is constantly changing, and in Greater Orlando, it’s one of the fastest growing industries as local providers seek to stay on the cutting edge of the field. That means local doctors have to stay ahead of the curve so they don’t get left behind. That’s good news for Central Floridians, who regularly seek out the best medical care they can find. In order... Read More

Medically Speaking…


Doctors provide insight into their world. Dr. Julie Wei Pediatric Otolaryngology “I wish I could tell myself early on to not be so self-assured. Early in a physician/surgeon’s practice, one is naturally focused on one’s abilities and believes that we can ‘fix’ anything. The longer I practice and more experience I have, I am much more humbled by all the factors that influence... Read More

Comfortable in Your Own Skin


May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, which might not mean much to you—until you consider how widespread the disease really is. “Skin cancer rates are skyrocketing, both in the U.S., where more than 3.5 million skin cancers are diagnosed annually, and around the world,” says Dr. Michael Steppie, president and medical director of the Orlando-based Associates in Dermatology. “In... Read More

Learning the Hard Way


For children and adults alike, a learning disability presents a serious challenge—and regardless of whether you realize it, someone in your family could be coping with one right now, no matter how smart, strong, stable or supported he or she might be. “Learning disabilities are more common than many people think,” says Dr. Charlene Messenger, a school psychologist since 1978... Read More

Sick of the Zika


As infection rates rapidly increase across the globe, the Zika virus is raising alarms in the medical community—not for its symptoms but for its link to congenital microcephaly, miscarriages and other adverse fetal outcomes for pregnant women. Orlando physicians, as well as the entire medical community, are on high alert for signs of the virus, yet they advocate calm, as there’s... Read More

9 Natural Ways to Boost Your Child’s Immune System


Flu season has cleared up, but chances of catching a common cold still remain elevated during springtime when compared to summer months. So, what can you do? Try simple, natural strategies to help keep your family healthy and strong. These tips can also help the body fight illness more efficiently. Eat the colors of the rainbow Fruits and vegetables get their color from naturally... Read More

Helping Your Overweight Child


The percentage of overweight children in the U.S. is growing at an alarming rate, with 1-in-3 kids now considered overweight or obese. From fast food to electronics, quick and easy is the new normal for many people; and preventing your kids from becoming overweight might mean changing the way your family eats, exercises, and spends time together. Helping kids adopt healthy lifestyles... Read More

Don’t Miss a Beat in Seeking Treatment


Do you know the warning signs of a heart attack? In a survey reported by the CDC, 92% of respondents recognized chest pain as a symptom of a heart attack. However, only 27% were aware of all major symptoms ─ chest pain or discomfort; upper body pain or discomfort in the arms, back, neck, jaw, or upper stomach; shortness of breath, nausea, lightheadedness, or cold sweats ─ and... Read More

Teen Cosmetic Procedures Are On The Rise


There were more than 76,000 cosmetic surgery procedures performed on teens in 2011 ─ a possible reflection of recent findings that cosmetic procedures have risen 30% over the last decade, specifically among teen bullying victims. As more teenagers alter their appearance to make themselves look better with the goal to feel better, some professionals are warning interested children... Read More