Archive for the ‘Health and Wellness’ Category

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…

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month!

A former self-proclaimed sun worshipper, nurse and certified personal trainer Carol Posada has learned her lesson.  “I was a runner for almost 20 years and wore exercise tank tops and sports bras and didn’t wear sunscreen,” she explains. “One day I was looking through the side of my exercise top and noticed an unusual black Read More…

Urinary Incontinence: Take Back Control

When you tell your friends and family “don’t make me laugh,” are you someone who really means it? Or, do you dread coughing or sneezing too hard, or being too far away from a bathroom in case the urge to go becomes overwhelming? Many women experience loss of bladder control as they age, for a Read More…

May Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month – Please Sun Safely

by Dr. Palceski, board certified dermatologist, Reflections Dermatology & Center for Skin Care Did you know that skin cancer is now the most common form of cancer in the United States? Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. Here are some tips for helping you protect your family and sun Read More…