Find Orlando Family Magazine on Facebook! Follow Orlando Family Magazine on Twitter!

Pandemic Academics

Whether learning in the classroom or online, students have faced a variety of obstacles caused by COVID-19. When Central Florida schools began to shut their doors last March due to COVID-19, many believed it was only for a matter of weeks. However, weeks turned into months and soon it became evident that the entire 2020-2021 school year would be altered altogether. Over the last... Read More

The Tin Man

After losing their young son to a congenital heart defect, one area family has kept his memory alive by creating a foundation to help others affected by the disease. Trey and Nicole Flynn’s lives were turned upside down in 2011 when they went for Nicole’s 20-week ultrasound. They walked into their appointment excited to find out the gender of their baby—it was a boy—but... Read More

Top Dentists 2020

94 of Central Florida’s leading dental professionals. There’s no reason to fear going to the dentist when you look at the many wonderful providers we have here in the Greater Orlando area. And so our readers spent months nominating and voting for their favorite dental professionals and the result is our annual Top Dentists list. The doctors chosen are known for going above... Read More

Top Physicians 2020

364 of Central Florida’s leading doctors. While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate our everyday lives, the renewed focus on our health and overall well-being has been increasingly important. Of course, that means not only keeping ourselves safe from the virus, but also staying on top of our other medical needs. Thankfully, Greater Orlando is full of amazingly skilled... Read More

Family Matters

A look at issues of interest for parents and their children. For our annual parenting guide, we wanted to explore some of the topics of discussion that frequently arise for families in the area. From caring for aging loved ones as well as children with special needs to educational concerns and the latest health and wellness trends, we draw on expert advice and insight to find out... Read More

The Pandemic Puzzle

Now in the thick of the COVID-19 outbreak, Central Floridians are beginning to put together the pieces that will give them a clearer picture of what lies ahead. For many under Gov. Ron DeSantis’ stay-at-home order, life over the past month has been made up of social distancing, restaurant takeout, closed down schools and businesses, and anxiousness over what happens next. Unfortunately,... Read More

The Challenge Ahead

Central Floridians are feeling the effect of the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, but leaders from all across the community are determined to return to a sense of normalcy. There’s no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has quickly had a profound effect on our daily lives. And as health care, business and community leaders are rapidly working around the clock to try and... Read More

Helping to Heal

Driven by a passion to brighten the lives of sick children, Ryan Seacrest and his foundation give pediatric patients a creative outlet to escape their harsh realities. Ryan Seacrest is certainly no stranger to the public eye. He’s a morning talk show co-host. He has a syndicated radio program. He’s an executive television producer. He replaced Dick Clark as our New Year’s... Read More

Top Physicians 2019

254 of Orlando’s leading medical minds. From the pediatricians who keep our children in good health, to the family doctors and specialists that play a direct role in our daily lives, Central Florida is full of leading medical providers making a difference. For our annual Top Physicians list we turned to our readers and asked them for some help and in turn we received thousands... Read More

Tales of Triumph

As the advancements in technology and cutting-edge treatments continue to push modern medicine forward, there are plenty of real-life examples of groundbreaking health care happening right here in our backyard. Each year, Orlando Family Magazine looks to highlight shining examples of how the local medical community consistently rises to the occasion and these wonderful stories will... Read More

Top Dentists 2018

Meet the Top Dentists who will leave you smiling with confidence. The confidence that comes with being able to flash a toothy smile is invaluable. But, of course, a mouth full of pearly whites needs the best care to keep up appearances. In that regard, Orlandoans are blessed because Central Florida has some of the most dedicated and highly skilled dental professionals. For our annual... Read More

Talking Orlando September 2017

Taking the pulse of Greater Orlando parents and their kids Read More  Read More

Best Children’s Doctors 2017

Spotlighting Greater Orlando’s top pediatricians Read More  Read More

Medically Speaking…

Pediatricians provide insight into their world. Read More  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

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

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

Risks Involved with ‘Do-It-Yourself’ Teeth Straightening Products

Adolescents and adults alike who could benefit from proper orthodontic care might long for a short cut ─ to save time and money. After all, many are already accustomed to achieving physical improvements with ‘do-it-yourself’ techniques, such as boxed hair dye, manicure kits, hair removal products, and so on. However, consumers considering DIY orthodontic treatments should... Read More

E-cigarettes: A New Addiction for Kids?

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

Local Dad Champions Healthy Snacking

Central Florida schools spent the summer preparing to comply with the new federal mandate that requires pre-set limits on the amount of calories, sugar, fat, and sodium contained in food items available for students to purchase from vending machines, a la carte food lines, school stores, and fundraisers. Part of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, the “Smart Snacks in School”... Read More