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Top Physicians For Women 2017

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

Top Nurses 2016

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Celebrating the Greater Orlando region’s best nurses 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

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

Comfortable in Your Own Skin

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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

Sick of the Zika

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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

Don’t Miss a Beat in Seeking Treatment

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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

Oh Baby! Can a Postpartum Doula Help?

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Corey Engmann never imagined hiring a postpartum doula until she learned she was expecting twins. Feeling overwhelmed and worried about how she would handle two newborns, along with the pressing needs of her two-year-old, she turned to Teresa Marshall, a certified birth and postpartum doula, for help following the twins’ birth. Marshall spent five nights a week for four months... Read More

November is American Diabetes Month

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Orlando Family Magazine Supports American Diabetes Association Mission: To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.  Vision: Life free of diabetes and all its burdens. Stay connected at Facebook.com/adacentralfl What is the American Diabetes Association? Life free of diabetes and all its burdens… that single purpose drives what the... Read More

Head Lice 101

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The head louse is a small, wingless parasitic insect that lives among human hairs and feeds on tiny amounts of blood drawn from the scalp. Lice (the plural of louse) are a common problem among kids. They’re contagious, annoying, and sometimes tough to get rid of, but they aren’t dangerous, although lice bites can make a child’s scalp itchy and irritated, and scratching... Read More

Healthy Mompreneur Inventions

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Moms are problem solvers… and some create their own innovative solutions! In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re spotlighting awesome healthy living inventions by mothers. Log onto OrlandoFamilyMagazine.com/Contests to WIN one of these “mompreneur” products. For the Hygiene Queen… Jennifer Jackson Martin, mother of two, created the Ring Ching Ching collection for college-bound... Read More

5 Allergy Myths and the Facts that Refute Them

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You sneeze when a cat walks by, wheeze through spring and summer, and can’t even get close to a Christmas tree. As one of the 60 million Americans who suffer from allergies, according to the Allergy and Asthma Association, you may think you’re already aware of everything there is to know about allergies and the allergens that trigger them; but you may actually “know”... Read More

E-cigarettes: A New Addiction for Kids?

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Recently, consumers have been exposed to an influx of promotion for electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). Though advertising is presumed to be aimed at the general adult population, e-cigarette use among middle and high school students doubled in one year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), equating to more than 1.78 million kids experimenting... Read More

Heart-Healthy Family Fitness

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Get Your Kids Moving and Check Some Chores Off Your List! With 1-in-3 kids being overweight or obese, staying active is more important than ever to American families. When you think about activities to get children moving, don’t forget to spread the love with chores — from dusting to mowing to walking the dog. Your kids may not exactly thank you, but their hearts will! Here... Read More

Reignite Your Sex Life After Baby: 10 Back-To-Sex-Tips For New Moms

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Gulp! Your doctor has given you the “all clear” to resume sexual activity after birthing your baby. Now you just need the libido, the energy, and a good night’s sleep to go with it and maybe sex would sound remotely interesting again. To alleviate some of the worries that you may have about sex after pregnancy, here are ten no-pressure, back-to-sex tips for new... Read More

The Baby Blues: Can a Postpartum Doula Help?

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Despite the season of red and green and your newfound world of all things pink and blue, you’ve got the blues… the baby blues. How can you focus on delivering holiday cheer when you are depressed? Corey Engmann never considered hiring a postpartum doula until she learned she was expecting twins. Feeling overwhelmed and worried about how she would handle two babies, along with... Read More

November is American Diabetes Month

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Over 29 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. In honor of American Diabetes Month in November, Orlando Family Magazine is pleased to support the American Diabetes Association’s mission: To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by it. To participate in American Diabetes Month, visit Diabetes.org/ADM. Ambassador Spotlights Jeff... Read More

Holistic Veterinary Medicine for Fido and Fluffy

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Holistic veterinary medicine is becoming an increasingly popular choice among pet owners who are willing to entertain alternative treatments for illnesses that strike their beloved fur ball, such as diabetes, stress, pain, arthritis, and other ailments. Holistic care is defined by Webster-Merriam Dictionary as: “relating to or concerned with wholes or with complete systems rather... Read More

Special Update on Special Needs

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Autism Diagnosis is Rising? According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 1-in-68 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges. The number of U.S. children with ASD has soared approximately 30% in the past 2 years. ASD is almost 5 times more common... Read More

Tips for Healthy, Happy Travel

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Using discretion and common sense, I eat and drink whatever I like when I’m on the road. By following these basic guidelines, I never once suffered from Tehran Tummy or Delhi Belly.   Take precautions on the flight. Long flights are dehydrating. I ask for “two orange juices with no ice” every chance I get. Eat lightly, stay hydrated, skip coffee or alcohol,... Read More

Certified Midwives Deliver In-Home or In-Hospital Birth Options

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When Shauna Nobile became pregnant with her son Miles, now 3, she decided to pursue a natural homebirth with a midwife. The Port St. Lucie teacher had recently watched The Business of Being Born, a documentary comparing various childbirth methods, and, despite having received fertility treatment from an obstetrician, she sought care from Angela Love, a Treasure Coast certified... Read More