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Learn why endometriosis can make it harder to get pregnant and find out about fertility treatments Endometriosis is a painful condition that’s caused by the growth of uterine tissue, or endometrium, outside of the uterus. Up to 50 percent of women with endometriosis may have a hard...

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[caption id="attachment_3191" align="alignnone" width="500"] Dr. James Hurst, Univ. of South FL/HCA Trauma Network Chief Trauma Medical Director, wife and Dr. Tracy Bilski.[/caption] Osceola Regional formally unveils their Trauma Center by unveiling their new signage with community...

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By Michael Steppie, MD Sparkling jewelry, a comfy sweater or a designer purse may have been on your holiday wish list. But what do you truly want for 2017? How about a smoother, tighter, more youthful complexion? There are a couple of ways you can give yourself the gift of beautiful...

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Cervical cancer is a leading cause of female mortality worldwide. In areas without screening programs (pap smears and HPV testing), like Africa and Central America, it is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality amongst women. In developed countries like the United States, in 2012...

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Regular exercise can lower your risk of diabetes, stroke, depression and obesity, and it’s very beneficial for your heart, too. According to the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health, people who are sedentary are twice as likely to develop heart disease than...

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Even with a year of healthy habits under your belt, it’s easy to let the holiday season tip the scales. But don’t let those holiday parties, extra trays of cookies floating around the office, and fancy feasts get the best of you. Here are smart ways to keep yourself trim,...

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Florida Hospital Cancer Institute: New Executive Medical Director Brings Thoracic Oncology Expertise Year after year, lung cancer continues to earn its reputation as the silent epidemic.  It is the number one cancer killer of women. Yet with nearly twice as many female lives lost than...

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By: Robert Capobianco, M.D. October was National Breast Cancer Awareness Month—the perfect time to discuss the importance of mammography. Because breast cancer is often detectable in its early stages when there’s a good chance for a cure, screening is essential to early detection....

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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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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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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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Whether your child requires a few stitches or has a serious health condition, Osceola Regional Medical Center’s Pediatric Emergency Department and new Pediatric and Pediatric Intensive Care Units provide highly skilled care by experts in pediatric care for younger patients. With...

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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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The smoothie craze seems like it’s here to stay. But, pulling out that blender and going crazy sometimes seems more trouble than it’s worth – with these delicious recipes, you’re gonna change your  mind. A Peanut Butter Chocolate Dream No, we’re not talking those...

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Obesity is quickly becoming a national health crisis. It’s generally regarded as the single most dangerous health problem facing our population today; yet, there are few easy answers as to how to combat the ongoing epidemic. There are several factors at work, including: genetics,...