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by Sheriff Bob Hansell According to the Governor's Highway Safety Association, Florida ranks third highest in motorcycle deaths, only behind Texas and California. The Association indicated Florida had more riders on the road because of warmer weather and higher gas prices, making...

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Florida Hospital and UCF Health have joined forces in Lake Nona to create Gateway, a shared vision of innovation and access to the latest health care options. This exciting partnership raises the bar for medical services in Central Florida. Through collaboration in medicine, education and...

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By Michael Steppie, MD Skin cancer rates are skyrocketing in the United States, where more than 3.5 million skin cancers are diagnosed annually. It is the most common form of cancer with more new cases than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and...

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By Dr. Sheena Patel Oral health plays an essential part in maintaining good general health. Regular dental visits are imperative in preventing tooth decay and ensuring periodontal health. Since men and women have different biological functions, dental care and management is catered...

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By Eleanor Foerste April showers bring May flowers but hot steamy summers with kids home from school bring high electric bills. Follow these tips to get some relief on this monthly expense. 1. Free Energy Audit. Your local electric provider may offer free telephone assistance or send a...

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For the past few years, the stock market has moved up fairly steadily, with no major “corrections.” But thus far in 2015, we’ve already seen periods of volatility — enough, in fact, to make some investors jittery. Nervous investors may be more prone to make decisions based on...

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By Troy Josephsen Although they don't travel quite as far, most cars today have more sophisticated computer systems than the one in the Apollo 11 spacecraft that rocketed Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins to Earth's moon in 1969. In order to run this complex equipment,...

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Children’s Advocacy Center Osceola Hosts Recognition Event     KISSIMMEE, Fla. (April 2, 2015) – It’s a staggering statistic: Every 47 seconds, another child in the U.S. suffers from abuse or neglect1. In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month in April,...

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By Sheriff Bob Hansell   Each year the Florida Legislature amends or creates new traffic laws.  The following are some highlights: Child restraint requirements- A change to FSS 316.613 now adds an age requirement for the use of car seats.  For children aged 4 through 5...

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By Michelle Feliciano   “No service”- these were the two words I read across the top of my cell phone screen when I arrived at Forever Florida.  Since this girl is from New York City and not used to being out in the middle of the woods, this was a lot to take in.  I...

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By Troy Josephsen   In 1876 Germany, Nikolaus Otto, Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach began the development of the four-cycle engine. This 139-year-old concept is still the predominant principle behind most automobile engines. All modern advancements in auto computing and...

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By Dr. Gary Borgman In a perfect world we would all fare better if we could somehow greatly reduce or totally prevent the preventable diseases and conditions of both mankind and our pets.  Of course that is not the case.  Veterinarians devote a lot of their time and efforts in the...

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              Michael Steppie, MD On Eczema  What is Eczema? Eczema is commonly known as atopic dermatitis, but can also be split into types called nummular eczema and dyshidrotic eczema. Atopic dermatitis often begins in...

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By Dr. Gary Borgman, Kissimmee Animal Hospital One of the truly great things about being a veterinarian is that our daily professional life is never boring or routine. Most practicing veterinarians are general practitioners. Yes, we do have specialists including board certified...

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By Eleanor Foerste, UF/IFAS Osceola County Extension In the time of resolutions and goals, actions speak louder than words. Environmental actions make our natural world a better place. One way to sustain a new habit beyond “seemed like a good idea at the time,” is to do it with...

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by Dr. J. Michael Layton The most important things for maintaining a youthful appearance are a healthy diet, regular exercise and a generally healthy lifestyle (avoiding tobacco and moderate alcohol use). However, despite our best efforts the effects of aging in the form of facial...

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 By Terry Lynn Morris, Director of Marketing, Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores Happy New Year! It’s the month for renewal and a great time to refresh your wardrobe, too. With stores conducting deep discounts this month, you can save big in the process. Now is the best time to head...

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By Troy Josephsen Have you ever seen a light on your dashboard blink on or off? Did you feel a momentary panic as you realized your car was trying to send you a message but you were unable to understand what your response should be? All of the lights on your dashboard have a specific...

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by Becki Talley The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office would like to invite you to consider the possibility of a career in law enforcement. The Sheriff’s Office is continuously searching for qualified and dedicated individuals, who value honesty, commitment, service and courage. If...

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We’ve all been there.   Your alarm goes off; you roll over, hit snooze, then again and again. By the time you wake up, jump out of bed franticly preparing for your day, you think it is too late for breakfast, so you skip it. This bad habit creates a more sluggish metabolism as the...

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The Skirts & Spurs Host Committee in conjunction with RNCFR Cordially invites you to its first Luncheon That will include Style Show/Auction, To be held on Thursday, the Twenty Sixth day of March Two Thousand Fifteen At Eleven Thirty in the morning 7700 Westgate Boulevard,...

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By Neil Allen CRL, Roy’s Safe and Lock, Inc   For most people buying a safe is not high on the priority list, but is a very important purchase to give you the peace of mind that you have provided the protection needed to protect your valuables. When it comes to protection,...

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By Donna Sines, Executive Director, Community Vision A few months ago Community Vision brought together 14 homeless and precariously housed veterans and moms and gave them a second chance. Community Vision promised to pay all the costs of schooling to help this special cohort become...