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Circle of Hope is founded by two cancer survivors, Rosa Holloway and Joan Tashbar, and based in St. Cloud has announced that it will award two $10,000 research grants to two post-graduate medical students attending Florida Medical Schools. The recipients were chosen from a field...

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September:    9/15/16 Growing Produce for Farmers Markerts UF/IFAS Extension Services of Osceola 1921 Kissimmee Valley Ln, Kissimmee This workshop provides an overview of growing tips for market farming, what consumer want to buy, market requirements, business...

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I WOULD LIKE TO PERSONALLY INVITE YOU TO THE DIVINE 9 EXTRAVAGANZA ON SEPTEMBER 24TH! –Vanessa Echols Support local breast cancer warriors by joining COMPASSIONATE HANDS AND HEARTS BREAST CANCER OUTREACH for the Divine Nine Purses and Prizes Extravaganza. There will be purses for her...

Michelle-S.-Ozcan,-D.O.,-FACOOG2

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Dr. Michelle Stalnaker Ozcan is Board Certified from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida College of Medicine and the Associate Residency Program Director for General Gynecology in the Department of...

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Before joining Osceola OB-GYN as a staff physician, Dr. Klemczak began her career in hospitals. First at Bon Secours Hospital in the Obstetrics Unit before moving to St. John Detroit Riverview Hospital as an intern then a resident physician in the Obstetrics and Gynecology ward. Dr....

Michael-R.-DeNardis,-D.O-2

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Dr. DeNardis is one of the founding partners of Osceola OB-GYN Clinic, opened in 2007. Dr. DeNardis began his medical career in Michigan in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan. He then spent time in two hospitals, St. John Riverview Hospital and St. John Malcomb...

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Dr. Mark Palazzolo has been a Board Certified OB-GYN since 2005 through the American Board of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecology. He also has his Certified Physician’s License through the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. Dr. Palazzolo is licensed to practice...

Marcietta-R.-Wilson-Coleman,-D.O.-2

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Dr. Wilson-Coleman began her professional career at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation as a Clinical Researcher and an American Cancer Society Fellow. After that she worked in the OB-GYN Department at Crittenton Hospital and St. John Detroit Riverview Hospital. Back in Ohio, she joined Mercy...

Rachel-A.-Lambert,-D.O.,-FACOOG-2

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Dr. Rachel Lambert began her career in women’s health and wellness. Her first position was in Michigan at Bay Women’s Care before spending several years at Women’s Excellence as a physician. She joined Osceola OB-GYN in October of 2014. Her presentations have focused on her...

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Before joining Hunter’s Creek Woman’s Health Center, Dr. Veronica Figueroa completed her B.S. at the University of Puerto Rico and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She went on to pursue her M.D.at the University of Puerto Rico’s School of Medicine in 2006. Dr. Figueroa completed her...

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Before joining Osceola OB-GYN, Melina Alcivar was a registered nurse in several New Jersey hospitals and urgent care facilities. Melina has experience in Occupational Health, urgent care, home health care, and hospice. Melina Alcivar received her B.S. in Nursing at Seton Hall...

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ONE OF THE UNIQUE FEATURES OF WOMAN'S HEALTH CENTER IS THAT ALL THE PHYSICIANS HAVE KNOWN EACH OTHER PROFESSIONALLY FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS. THEY HAVE SUPPORTED EACH OTHER THROUGH THE HIGHS AND LOWS FROM RESIDENCY ON–THEY ARE MORE THAN PHYSICIANS, THEY ARE LIKE FAMILY. Currently...

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Ralph Shore had the idea of opening his own store while working at Person’s Department Store in Kissimmee.  That dream was put on hold by World War II.  After graduating from high school and he joined the Army Air Forces.  Spending time in the European Theater and South Africa he...

skin-care

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By Michael Steppie, MD It’s that special time of year. Time for parents and their children to start trading pool floats for pencils, summer camps for classrooms, and picnics for packed lunches. Dermatologists also tend to see more skin conditions flare up during this time for kids...

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Next week, the 2016 Summer Olympics begin in Rio de Janeiro. One of the most compelling events is the marathon, a 26.2-mile endurance contest with roots dating back to ancient Greece. It may be that we’ve kept our interest in the marathon because it can teach us much about life – and...

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In October of the past four years, hundreds of people have laced up their tennis shoes, put on their pinkest attire and flooded the streets of Celebration for one reason, breast cancer.  These people are not only survivors, but supporters, families and friends who gather to help fight...

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Dave Sklarek for SHERIFF OF OSCEOLA COUNTY   No Osceola County resident needs to look very far into recent news accounts to know that these are challenging times. Keeping communities safe, being sensitive to the needs of citizens of all backgrounds, operating with transparency,...

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Katrina Scarborough for OSCEOLA COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER A 28-year veteran in the property appraiser field, Katrina has worked in almost every area of the Osceola County Property Appraiser’s Office, and in the field. She briefly left the Property Appraiser’s Office to work on the...

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Brandon Arrington REELECTION for County Commission Osceola County native Brandon Arrington was elected to the County Commission in 2008, and is seeking your support for reelection. “It has been a great honor to represent Osceola County these last eight years. We, as a commission, have...

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Jose Alvarez for Mayor of Kissimmee Since being elected to the Kissimmee City Commission in 2012, small-business owner and community participant Jose Alvarez has been a strong proponent of economic development initiatives. Among other projects, he has supported Lakefront and Downtown...

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John M. Overstreet for Clerk of the Circuit Court John M. Overstreet is running for the office of Clerk of the Circuit Court. During his 35-year career with the Osceola County Clerk’s office, he has had the opportunity to work with four different Clerks. He has experience in every...

free-skin

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By Michael Steppie, MD Do you long for smooth, firm, youthful skin that glows with an ethereal, natural beauty? Take a cue from this month’s Independence Day celebrations and free your skin of all that weighs it down and hides its glow and youthfulness. Beautiful, healthy, vibrant...

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Spending a fortune is never on our to-do list. So when it comes to making our houses homes, what better way to put our own stamp on things, than with a good DIY project? Homeowners can fork over a small fortune in labor costs, when hiring a professional for cosmetic work; however, by...

dalmation

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Written by: Dr. Gary Borgman In the two previous issues of Osceola Woman I have discussed “Choosing a New Pet” and “Puppy and Kitten Nutrition”.  Now I would like to discuss the very important topic of disease prevention for these vulnerable new pets. Puppies and kittens...

pool

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Chill Out Summer is about to rear it’s humidity, high temps, and full-on sunshine. It’s the perfect time to plan the perfect little cool getaway, to relax, chill-off, and find that break from the heat, you’ve been looking for. For the Family Omni Orlando Resort at...