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New Year, New You

Many of us were eager for the chance to spend gather with family and friends around the holidays given these trying times. But now that the New Year has arrived and resolutions are being made, many are switching their focus to their overall health and wellbeing. For those looking for a fresh start in 2022, a visit with a trusted skin care specialist should be on your checklist. In... Read More


Patient-centered care. An idea often conceptualized in health care facilities, but often never fully realized until now. For the staff at Orlando-based 26Health, it is not enough to say it is their goal to treat the entire patient. They make it happen. “The organization truly takes a holistic view of the patient,” says Manny Carames, director of behavioral health and adoptions.... Read More

Diabetes and Your Eyesight

Diabetes is said to be one of the fastest-growing chronic diseases in the world, and in the United States alone it affects 34.2 million people. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that’s roughly one out of every 10 of the population. Even more jarring is the fact that one in five don’t even know they have the disease.  What, exactly, does this have... Read More

Experts in Eye Care

The health and wellness of your eyes should never be overlooked. Proper care of your eyes and vision is a key component to your overall health. The physicians of Central Florida Eye Specialists understand this and are dedicated to excellence in ophthalmology. The practice has been tending to the eye care needs of Orlando-area patients for over 30 years. With six convenient locations... Read More

Connecting Hearts, Growing Families

For more than 20 years, Amy Imber has been a tireless adoption advocate, connecting families of all kinds to the children their hearts have chosen.  In that time, she’s noticed that a handful of stigmas and misconceptions have lessened their hold on public perception. These days, for example, adoption isn’t so readily dismissed as a second-best alternative, just as it’s recognized... Read More

Tapping into Personal Health: Look Better, Feel Better, Perform Better 

In today’s world, we want instant gratification, and nowhere is that more desirable than in the realm of health and wellness. To achieve these goals, we might increase our water intake or start taking more vitamins and supplements and even join a gym, but it can be months before we see and feel the results of that hard work. However, there is a way to start feeling better faster... Read More

All in the Family

Chris and Samuel Dixon are far from alone in the fact that they witnessed a loved one suffer dire financial consequences as a result of the Great Recession in 2008. What makes the brothers different from most, however, is that they were inspired to do something about it. Having seen their beloved grandmother lose a significant portion of the savings she had worked so hard to accumulate... Read More

A Clear Vision

Since opening its doors more than five decades ago, Magruder Eye Institute has steadily built a stellar reputation as a provider of world-class eye care in Central Florida. In fact, the practice’s highly impressive team of physicians treats roughly 100,000 patients each year at its six state-of-the-art facilities conveniently located throughout the region.  Of course, that type... Read More

An Eye on the Future

Diabetes is said to be one of the fastest-growing chronic diseases in the world, and in the United States alone there are 1.5 million new cases each year. The numbers for hypertension are even more alarming, with nearly half of all American adults experiencing high blood pressure and being in jeopardy of heart disease or stroke. What, exactly, does this have to do with the eyes?... Read More

‘Cancer Does Not Stop for Anything’

When she took on the role of CEO/President of the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation (FBCF) in January 2020, Tracy Jacim’s previous career as a broadcast journalist had prepared her to always brace for the unexpected.  So when COVID brought the world to a grinding halt two months later and upended everyone’s daily routines, she was ready to take on the all-new challenges of a... Read More

A Helping Hand

Any parent of a young child will tell you that while each day is its own adventure, what matters most to them is that they are raising a happy and healthy individual in a stable, loving environment. But for many families struggling with the complex challenges that arise in life, this is certainly easier said than done. When faced with major issues like poverty, food insecurity,... Read More

The Doctor Is In

Friends’ social media confessions, celebrities opening up about their troubles conceiving and popular entertainment increasingly addressing the very real struggles of trying to get pregnant have all, in recent years, helped diminish the taboo of talking about infertility.  But as helpful as it is to have more resources and avenues for connecting with others who understand that... Read More

A Perfect Fit

Like many young adults fresh out of school, Dr. Mitchell Salerno faced an uncertain future with no clear direction after his graduation from Wheaton College in the late 1990s. As he stared down the proverbial fork in the road, suddenly a path he had never even considered presented itself. It was a journey that led him some 1,300 miles from his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,... Read More

On the Right Path

The importance of education is not lost on any parent. By selecting the right learning environment, parents allow more opportunity for their children to grow and develop inside and outside of the classroom. For many, the private school experience is the perfect way to solidify a child’s educational foundation. It provides children with invaluable tools that help prepare them for... Read More

Protecting The Skin You’re In

As the summer sun beats down on Central Florida, staying cool and protected from the abundant sunshine’s harmful rays should be at the forefront of everyone’s minds. After all, one bad sunburn isn’t just a temporary inconvenience: Skin damage accumulates with time, and each burn increases your risk of skin cancer.  The 17-location, award-winning team at Associates in Dermatology,... Read More

Where Patients Become Parents

For those struggling to become pregnant, scrolling through social media can bring up mixed emotions. As you look at pictures of smiling babies taking their first steps or puckering at their first taste of a lemon, there is happiness but also a deep sense of yearning. But you keep scrolling until a post stops you in your tracks: a friend announced she is pregnant, and she says it’s... Read More

Discovering A New “U”

Dr. Junaid Syed has always considered himself an artist. With a family background rich in medical professionals, he was almost destined to follow in their footsteps. But before “Dr. J” did his surgical internship at the University of Alabama and received medical training at Phoenix’s Good Samaritan Hospital, before meeting his wife of nearly 25 years in medical school, and... Read More

Helping You Feel Great in Your Own Skin

Vision, ability and experience define the board-certified dermatologists and clinicians of Advanced Dermatology as much as empathy and compassion. And that’s a beautiful thing. “When you come to see us, you can expect us to be highly trained in skin care, to be 100% transparent about all the aesthetic options available to you, and to really listen to your concerns and goals,”... Read More

Serious About Skin Cancer

With the spring season inching ever closer and summer not far behind, many Central Floridians are surely eager to spend some quality time outdoors to help break from the doldrums of the COVID-19 pandemic. But, without taking the proper precautions, all that time spent having fun in the sun can cause some real damage to your skin and lead to some dangerous outcomes. Because the skin... Read More

Something to Bark About

In the last year, our pets have become an extension of our daily lives unlike ever before. They’re our coworkers and support systems, and the regular stars of video meetings and digital gatherings. So when it comes to grooming and training, it’s important to give our pets the best, in a safe setting that puts your dog first. That was the mission of CEO Adrian Rosa when he launched... Read More

Breaking the Mold

When looking back at Keith Davis’ life, it is clear how important it is to him to set the loftiest of goals and then work hard to attain them. It makes sense, then, that the same approach is such a big part of his practice as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ at Executive Wealth Management of Raymond James in Orlando. Clients are encouraged to set stretch goals for their portfolio,... Read More