flu season

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By: Florida Hospital CentraCare Physicians Ever changing, the flu virus and the impact it causes, varies from year to year.  Because many flu symptoms mimic that of the common cold, it can be difficult to tell what illness you have.  If it is influenza, the earlier you are diagnosed...

Financial

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2016 is here! If you’re like many people, you might be mulling over some New Year’s resolutions, such as hitting the gym more, learning a new language or taking a cooking class. All are worthy goals, but why not add some financial resolutions as well? For example: Pay yourself...

christmas-giving

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CFTKO reaches out to local families in need, by providing gifts during the holiday season. They rely on the generosity of the community to help bring Christmas joy to local kids. Drop off location include: KISSIMMEE Cardiovascular Associates 601 Oak Commons Boulevard Edward...

festive-fashion

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Ditch the holiday sweaters, and have some fun with these festive get-together outfits, that will work from Thanksgiving to New Years. Best of all, they are perfect for our Florida climate, and can easily be paired with a fun coat or jacket if the weather gets crisp. Accessorize with your...

holiday-safety-bob-hansell

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The holiday season is a great opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends. To ensure a safe holiday celebration, please keep safety at the forefront of your activities. Here are some tips on how to celebrate safely this holiday season: If You Are Traveling Get an...

give

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Christmas is a time for giving, sharing and joy. However, for many families in our community, it is also a time of stress, depression and sadness when holiday dreams seem impossible. Christmas for the Kids Osceola (CFTKO), Inc., is a locally run non-profit organization made up of local...

pet

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By Dr. Gary A. Borgman With the winter holiday season rapidly approaching, many families begin considering adding a four-legged family member. We are often asked questions about this decision-making process; so what better time than now to address the important issues and questions a...

car

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By Troy Josephsen Keeping it Going from 60,001-120,000 miles In our last issue of Osceola Woman, we explained the importance of routine oil changes and tire maintenance to extend the life of your car. These procedures are important throughout the life of your vehicle, but as you...

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Making the switch from Thanksgiving to Christmas, may not have to involve such heavy lifting. Check out these easy transition ideas, which with a few simple swap-outs, can make your holiday decorating a breeze. Consider a Holiday Tree There is no rule about using a tree for just...

Edward-Jones

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And like all holidays, this one has plenty of traditions, such as Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (started in 1924) and football (the first broadcast Thanksgiving Day game was played between the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears in 1934)....

easy-recipe

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Holiday Favorites - Without the Guilt The most wonderful time of the year, can also be the most over-indulging time for snacks, treats, and holiday leftovers. Making some simple switches to tasty-alternative recipes and ingredients, can allow you to continue to indulge, without the...

Holiday-Horror-Stories

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Holiday Flounders Everyone pictures a picture-perfect holiday, but let’s face it, stuff happens! Here’s some good flops that really get a giggle, smile, or a cringe! Mashed Potato Antics It was my turn to make Thanksgiving; I couldn’t wait to get the family together around...

car-repair

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By Troy Josephsen Most car owners recognize the importance of changing their oil at regular intervals, but not everyone realizes how important scheduled maintenance can be on other parts of the vehicle. One of the simplest maintenance procedures is properly airing up tires. Tires...

dr-borgman

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By Gary Borgman, DVM Home observation of abnormal pet behavior and bodily functions will usually stimulate a phone call to the veterinarian and this is how it should be.  Experienced veterinary staff members are trained to listen to, record and pass on these observations and questions...

survivor

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By Maggie Josephen Osceola Woman Magazine has been able to honor many amazing women over our history. Evadne Gannarelli deserves her place among them, as a two time breast cancer survivor and passionate patient advocate and volunteer! She first beat breast cancer in 2009, and remained...

Sheriff-Bob-Hansell

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By Sheriff Bob Hansell Computers are wonderful learning tools, but they can also expose children to dangers like unwanted content and inappropriate contact from adults through the Internet. Parents, educators and caregivers can limit the danger and help children learn to navigate...

men-at-work

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By Kena Blain & Michelle Feliciano   Coach Smart “Where are you from?”  I was born and raised in New Jersey, south Jersey to be exact.  It was a great place to grow up, and summertime in New Jersey is the absolute best.  “How long have you been teaching in...

Osceola-Regional-Hospital

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By Maggie Josephsen Dr. Buck Parker is a Board Certified Surgeon who not only performs surgeries but also specializes in providing expert medical opinions on the Web, radio & TV programs nationwide. He relays medical knowledge to audiences in an uncomplicated and entertaining way....

Florida-Hospital

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Let’s be honest, there are more pleasant things to do than getting your annual mammogram. But did you know that this 30 minute screening could mean the difference between catching cancer in its early stages, when it’s the most treatable, and a tough battle with late-stage cancer? Even...

Dr.-Wanda-Bonet-Gascot

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By Dr. Wanda Bonet-Gascot Work-life balance isn't just a female problem, it’s a challenge that affects everyone. How can we achieve work-life balance within the 24 hours we are allotted in a day, while accomplishing our goals to the best of our ability? In order to achieve...

hair-tips

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by Victor Russell 1 START FALL WITH A TRIM. Hair grows faster during the summer season because there are more hairs in the growing stage during late spring and summer than in the dead of winter. You’ll want to start the Fall season with fresh locks so you can get rid of split ends...