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Poinciana Medical Center to host health expo Jan. 24

Posted on January 16, 2015 at 12:16 pm

Lisa D’Cato Poinciana Writer Poinciana Medical Center, 325 Cypress Parkway, will hold a Health Expo on Saturday, Jan. 24, at 9 a.m. Receive free health screenings and meet the hospital’s physicians. This is also an opportunity to see the hospital and learn about Poinciana Medical Center’s expansion. ooo For the 2015-16 school year, the Osceola School District will offer the pre-diploma program at Gateway High School and Celebration High School.

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  • Register for health care now, officials say

    Posted on January 9, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    News-Gazette Photo/Marc Clery
A sign advertising Obamacare coverage can be seen at Bel-Kiss Plaza on Central Avenue and Vine Street in Kissimmee.

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer This year, under the Affordable Care Act, penalties for adults without insurance climb significantly – from $95 or 1 percent of income to $325 or 2 percent of income, whichever is higher. Heart of Florida United Way partnered with the Primary Care Access Network to make it easier for Central Floridians to sign up for health insurance and avoid the fee. By using United Way’s

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  • Hanging out with Studio Zero G

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer If you’re looking to turn your fitness routine upside down, try “hanging out” with the gang at Studio Zero G in St. Cloud. Approaching their first anniversary in business, owners Melissa Medina and Rob Gorham lead the devoted pack of aerial enthusiasts who are getting in shape and defying gravity.  Characterized by the industrial-strength silk hammocks that hang from the ceiling, the studio is a

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  • Set anchor at Saigon Harbor, new Vietnamese restaurant in downtown Kissimmee

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:56 am

        By Peter Covino A&E Editor There is a new kind of southern cooking in downtown Kissimmee, but you won’t find fried chicken or pecan pie anywhere on this menu. Saigon Harbor is the newest restaurant along Broadway and if you are looking for an authentic Southeast Asian experience, your quest has ended. Owners Ha “Jennifer” Le and husband Hy Nguyen have been in the United States for more

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  • Influenza cases ‘elevated’ in Osceola County

    Posted on December 12, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Photo/James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Local, state and federal health officials contend that getting a flu vaccination is worthwhile.

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Flu season is arriving early in Florida again this year. “In Osceola County the number of flu cases is elevated but not at the levels that you would see at peak season,” Osceola County Health Department spokeswoman Camille Bissainthe said. “We are still considered to be mild.” Local health officials expect the virus to affect the most people in mid-January, she said. But Florida is

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  • Hospital opens new mental health center

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Osceola Regional Medical Center opened the doors to its new 17,000 square-foot behavioral health center Monday. The 25-bed facility on the hospital’s fourth floor was designed for emergency psychiatric care, including patients who admit themselves and those are involuntarily admitted under Florida’s Baker Act. It’s Osceola County’s first hospital affiliated in-patient psychiatric treatment center and fills a huge gap in service in the area, said

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  • National health insurance marketplace opens, area navigators to help

    Posted on December 3, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Interested in health insurance plans other than those from your employer? Not eligible for health insurance at your job? If you answered yes to either question, then you might want to check out your options on It’s where individuals and families can purchase private health insurance plans and possibly qualify for federal subsidies and tax credits to pay for the coverage. Open enrollment began

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