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Hope on the Horizon

As COVID-19 vaccines are beginning to be distributed in the United States, Central Floridians look towards 2021 with optimism. As we present Orlando Family Magazine’s annual look at what the new year will bring, the irony of making predictions is not lost on us. Yes, this time last year, we made some prognostications about 2020. At the time, we could have never foreseen the health... Read More

Protecting the Vulnerable

Long-term care communities in Florida remain dedicated to providing the utmost care to the elderly at-risk population. During any emergency, the care and safety of the aging generations are among the top priorities. Those who have devoted their lives and careers to this population treated the COVID-19 pandemic with as much urgency as they would a hurricane, however, the ever-changing... 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

From the Front Lines

We recognize the local health care heroes that have gone above and beyond in the fight of their lives. The word hero holds a special meaning when you are talking about the countless health care workers locally and across the globe that have risen to the occasion and worked tirelessly to try and combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The unprecedented nature of this crisis has thrust these... 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

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

Ties That Bind

With the growth of at-home DNA testing, more people than ever are finding out what their genetic information can tell them, with some surprises along the way. Ancestry-tracing companies have been offering genealogical DNA testing for years, but it was only around 2007 that a new genetic analysis using autosomal chromosomes brought about a major shift to the industry. Superior to... 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

Top Physicians 2018

251 of Greater Orlando’s leading medical minds. From the family physicians we see for routine checkups to the specialists who help guide us through challenging times, finding doctors who not only care for you, but also care about you is no small feat. For our annual Top Physicians list this year we once again tapped our readers and asked them to vote for the doctors who have made... Read More

Up in Smoke?

Medical marijuana is now legal in Florida, but families have little to fear from its availability so far. Read More  Read More

Top Physicians For Women 2017

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

Top Nurses 2016

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

Best Doctors For Women

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

Greater Orlando’s Healthy Future

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

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

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