Archive for the ‘Health and Wellness’ Category

Pink October!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month events and initiatives. Panera Bread Pink Ribbon Bagels October 1-31Participating Central Florida Panera Bread locations Panera Bread Pink Ribbon Bagels make their appearance in Central Florida every October, raising awareness and valuable dollars to fight breast cancer. All month long a portion of each bagel sale helps to fund cancer programs at Read More…

Invite Positive Change with the Feel Whole Challenge

What does it mean to feel whole? For AdventHealth, it means to bring all the parts of you together — your body, your mind and your spirit — and give each the time and attention they deserve. Health in each of these areas affects you as a whole person. Eating right helps you feel happier Read More…

Whole New Year, Whole New You

Make 2019 Your Healthiest Year Yet The New Year is a time for change. Like most of us, you may feel there’s some room for improvement in your life – in your physical fitness, your relationships, or your work/life balance. If there’s a piece of your puzzle missing, what simple changes might help bring the Read More…

A Very Special Journey to Volunteering

Women Who Inspire – A Florida Hospital for Women Series  Karen Kaczmarek has only been in Central Florida three years, but she has found a very special way to give back to the community as a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) “cuddler” — a volunteer who gives love and gentle hugs to the tiniest babies. Read More…

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Leading Cause of Infertility

PCOS is an insulin resistance (prediabetes) syndrome Do you have irregular periods? Are you dealing with excess hair growth on your body, or with thinning hair on your head? How about unexplained weight gain?  Have you been trying, and failing, to conceive a baby for more than six months? Do you have central fat, cravings Read More…

Women Who Inspire: Breast Cancer Survivor Maria Guthrie

WOMEN WHO INSPIRE – A FLORIDA HOSPITAL FOR WOMEN SERIES A Conversation with Breast Cancer Survivor Maria Guthrie Even though she was diagnosed with advanced stage breast cancer and told she may not see her children graduate from high school, Maria Guthrie asked her team at Florida Hospital for the most aggressive treatment plan and Read More…

Harbor House Recognizes Community Champions

They live in the shadows, but we see it too many times throughout news headlines – in our very own backyard with a tragic ending, in the NFL, and recently from Ohio State University. Domestic violence is a disease encompassing our community, state and world. Most of the time, it’s happening right in front of Read More…

7 Tips to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

Breast cancer is on every woman’s mind. But we hope to turn worrisome thoughts into positive actions with these risk-reducing tips from one of Florida hospital’s leading breast surgeons, Olga Ivanov, MD. 1. Get 8 Hours of Sleep. “Human growth hormone slows down the aging process and sleep allows our bodies to rejuvenate it. Sleep Read More…

The Latest in Mammography Technology

October, and more importantly Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is upon us… have you received or scheduled your mammogram yet? If not, now is a great time as our partners at Sand Lake Imaging offer 3D mammogram technology and are doing a special partnership with Shepherd’s Hope. Read more below!  Sand Lake Imaging (SLI), a leader in Read More…

Health Screenings Every Woman Should Get

You’re a health-conscious consumer with a busy life to lead, bills to pay, kids to pick up from soccer practice, work deadlines and more. And we know what you’re thinking: “I don’t have time for medical appointments when I’m feeling fine!” But the truth is that the busier you are, the less time you have Read More…