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Call for Entries: Back-to-Class Makeover

Calling All Dedicated Orange & Seminole County Female Educators: Enter Orange Appeal’s 9th Annual Teacher Back-to- Class Makeover Contest!  Are YOU a hardworking educator in need of pampering? Or do you know one? One lucky teacher will win a 3-day prize package! The winner meets with branding and image consultant Lisa Maile of Lisa Maile Read More…

Four Preventive Screenings Women Should Never Skip

by AdventHealth for Women’s Health Navigator Doreen Forsythe, BSN, RN s The Well-Woman Examination The well-woman examination is a yearly checkup performed by either your primary care physician or by your OB/GYN. This annual screening is a great time to catch up with your care provider to review your medical and family history and share Read More…

Resorting in St. Augustine

By Christi Ashby When I was recently invited to experience a newly opened resort on St. Augustine Beach, I could already smell the salt air and feel the ocean breeze. But I was more than surprised when I received some images, especially of the expansive pool deck and contemporary décor, because this property is an Read More…

Make A Splash this Summer

Summer is coming and lots of locals flock to area resorts to enjoy all the amenities they have to offer without having to travel too far. Grande Lakes Orlando, the 500-acre resort that encompasses the Ritz-Carlton Orlando and JW Marriott Orlando, introduced a first-of-its-kind, family-fun interactive water feature on property – AquaCourse 360. This water-soaked obstacle Read More…

Endometriosis: Let’s Talk About It

While one in every 10 women between the ages of 15 and 44 experience endometriosis, most don’t realize that severe pain during their periods isn’t normal. For many women, the path to finding effective relief is met with great challenges. “But, there is hope,” notes Steven McCarus, MD, a nationally renowned gynecological surgeon at AdventHealth Read More…

Sunscreen – What You Need To Know

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States with more than 3 million new cases being diagnosed each year. Most skin cancers are non-melanoma, and treatable if detected early. Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, accounts for only 1% of all skin cancers, but it is responsible for Read More…

Health Focus: Well-Woman Exam

2 Reasons Why You Should Schedule Your Well-Woman Exam Sometimes life gets in the way of minor things such as remembering to call someone, getting an oil change or picking up your dry cleaning. But when it comes to your health – nothing should be seen as a “minor thing.” It’s important to schedule and Read More…

Rites of Spring

Celebrate spring with some amazing art and floral festivals! Winter Park Art Festival Be a part of the 60th annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival’s annual celebration of the arts, held March 15 – 17 along Winter park’s historic and charming Park Avenue and in Central Park. With more than 300,00 visitors and 225 top-rated Read More…

The 306 Foundation’s Taste4Toolbox 2019

Where the Best of Central Florida Gastronomy and Inspiration Meet Taste4Toolbox will bring together some of the best chefs, confections and beverages in the area on March 7. The event will benefit the 306 Foundation and its community program Toolbox4Life. “I am honored to be involved with Toolbox4life because I greatly respect the work they 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…