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Get a jump on the season with Omni “Spa-lidays”

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 5:11 pm

By Charlie Reed Staff Writer A little indulgence never hurt anyone, right? With the holidays just around the corner, taking time to take care of yourself and others could be just the ticket to enjoying the season. If you’re looking for relaxation, a little pampering and chance to get away from it all for a few hours, stop by Mokara Spa at the Omni Orlando at Champions Gate Thursday for

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  • World Vasectomy Day held in the city of Kissimmee

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 10:43 am

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Dr. Doug Stein, a Tampa-based urologist, performs a vasectomy on Friday  at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Kissimmee for World Vasectomy Day 2014.

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Nearly 400 doctors in 33 countries performed roughly 1,500 vasectomies on Friday – 28 of them in Kissimmee, headquarters for World Vasectomy Day 2014. Now in its second year, the event aims to raise awareness about the benefits of vasectomy and the role of men in family planning and reproductive health. “World Vasectomy Day is not just about how many vasectomies are completed, but how

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  • Osceola County Grown brings local food from the farm to your table

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 11:55 am

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Nancy Pratt is trying to start a food revolution, of sorts, with Osceola County Grown. The organization’s mission is to provide the community with locally grown fruits, vegetables and other agricultural goods – from the grass-fed beef she and her husband raise to orange blossom honey harvested at local apiaries. This weekend’s Fall Farm Festival in St. Cloud marked the first anniversary of the Saturday

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  • Health officials key eye on enterovirus

    Posted on October 3, 2014 at 11:45 am

    By Treméne Triplett For the News-Gazette The outbreak of enterovirus infections in 32 states, including Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, is no need for alarm, but precaution, according to health officials. As Florida remains the only state in the Southeast without a reported case, residents and visitors, alike, can reduce the spread of the virus by understanding what it is and practicing prevention. The confirmed cases grabbing media spotlight and driving

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  • Hospital opens new 22,000 square-foot ward

    Posted on September 26, 2014 at 3:28 pm

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Dignitaries including Kissimmee Mayor Jim Swan and Florida Hospital Kissimmee Administrator Jeff Villaneuva, hold scissors during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the emergency department grand opening on Thursday. The hospital celebrated a newly-expanded emergency department.

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Florida Hospital Kissimmee unveiled its newly-expanded emergency department Thursday. Portions of it opened early in the year, but this week marked the opening of the entire 35-bed facility and all its features. The 22,000 square-foot-facility that cost $7 million has two trauma rooms, two “Baker Act” rooms and an observation area for patients and their families who have psychiatric needs. It also houses a dedicated

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  • White patches on child’s skin could be vitiligo

    Posted on September 19, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    By Dr. Sue Hubbard For the News-Gazette I recently saw a 10-year-old patient for her routine physical. One of her mother’s concerns was that her daughter had “white patches” under both arms. Once I examined her, I told her mother that the “white patches” were actually due to Vitiligo, an acquired disorder of pigment loss. Vitiligo is caused by a reduction in functional melanocytes, the cells that cause pigmentation in

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  • Hospital introduces first residency programs

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer A program three years in the making, medical the Osceola Regional Medical Center recently launched its first residency program. Not only a first for Osceola Regional, but also for Kissimmee, the program is the result of a partnership between Osceola Regional Medical Center, Orlando Veterans Health Administration Medical Center and UCF College of Medicine. Currently, the hospital holds residency programs for internal medicine, training students

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