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Park Place to open 20 new beds by end of month

Posted on April 10, 2015 at 12:19 pm

By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Park Place Behavioral Healthcare, one of only two mental health facilities in Osceola County, will open 20 new beds by the end of the month. On Tuesday, Park Place broke ground on a 9,000 square-foot addition. In February, it became the county’s central receiving center for mentally ill people picked up law enforcement. The additional beds are being brought in as the Park Place reconfigures

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  • Beltone Foundation offers hearing aids for the less fortunate

    Posted on April 3, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Hearing is a link to the world — the outside world, the inside world, the world that is the room a person is sitting in. Take that away and the world gets very small. Just ask Miguel Robles Gines. A hearing aid can bring all that back for a person, but they can be costly, especially for the elderly on a fixed income, and most

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  • Ready to launch and lunch at KSC, Orbit Cafe has a new menu and look

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor Even in outer space, your empty stomach will still rumble. Fortunately for space travelers at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, lunch is available, as well as a launch. The newly-remodeled Orbit Café has gone high tech for 2015 with all-new touch screen ordering (think Wawa) as well as hydroponically-grown lettuce and herbs grown in towers right in the restaurant, just like on the International

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  • State confirms measles case in Kissimmee

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer The Florida Department of Health on Thursday confirmed a case of measles in Kissimmee. It came from a visitor who attended a conference at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, off Osceola Parkway, March 16-17. The person was hospitalized in Miami a few days later and flew out of the state on Wednesday after recovering, according to press release from the state. The highly contagious

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  • RSV season brings cough, congestion, wheezing

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    By Dr. Sue Hubbard For the News-Gazette. Flu season seems to be winding down, but RSV (respiratory synctial virus) season is still here and actually arrived a bit later than usual this year. RSV is a common upper respiratory infection that causes cold symptoms with cough, runny nose, congestion and in some cases, wheezing. Unfortunately, when new parents hear that there’s RSV in their day care or school, they often

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  • What to do about nuisance wildlife in and around the home

    Posted on March 13, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Grantly Ricketts Osceola Extension The spring season is approaching and gardeners and other homeowners are getting ready to work outdoors; yes they are anxious to get their hands dirty and just to enjoy the great outdoors.  Many will find that they are not going alone. Very often, these outdoor spaces are also occupied by wildlife such as squirrels, opossums, raccoons, bats, moles, deer, mice, coyotes and snakes.  These animals become

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  • Migranes can occur in children

    Posted on March 6, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    By Dr. Sue Hubbard For the News-Gazette I recently received an email via our iPhone App inquiring about migraines in children. Headaches are a common complaint throughout childhood, but pediatricians have recognized that children have many different types of headaches, including migraines. Migraine headaches are best diagnosed by obtaining a detailed history and then a thorough neurological exam. There are several characteristics of childhood migraines that are quite different from

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