| Jan 21, 2013
| 7:11 PM
Time again to empty out my mail bag ...
Dear Beth, Appreciated your article on the hospitals purchasing the practices of doctors. It is a deserved knee-jerk reaction on the part of both hospitals and doctors to the prospects of Obamacare. We will now...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Oviedo cross country and track coach Tom Hammontree, 68, underwent successful heart transplant surgery Thursday night at Florida Hospital-Orlando, according to his wife, Jane Hammontree.
“He is recovering as expected,” Jane said. “He...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 3:06 PM
They control some of the largest work forces in town.
They can affect your health care, your daily commute, even your kids' education.
Some of them have direct lines to the White House.
They are Central Florida's power players. And you deserve to...
| Dec 7, 2012
Imagine playing Santa to 300 little ones — each of them hurting in some way.
There is the 15-year-old basketball standout whose mother and sister moved to Louisiana without telling her, abandoning her.
There is the infant born eight weeks ago...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 2:31 PM
Harbor House of Central Florida today announced it won a $5,000 grant from the Institute of Medicine and the Avon Foundation for Women for increasing domestic violence awareness.
The application, built in 2011 by local app development firm Echo...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 7:38 AM
Florida Hospital's Gourmet Soiree: Dining to a Healthy 100! gets cooking at 5:30 p.m. May 19 at Orlando's Rosen Shingle Creek resort. Chef Robert Irvine, host of Food Network's "Restaurant: Impossible," will be on hand, challenging guests who will don...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 8:07 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- The state's hospitals made the pitch Friday that accepting federal Medicaid dollars available to states willing to insure more poor people under the Affordable Care Act will be an economic engine for Florida.
The Florida Hospital...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Republican Marco Pena, a former University of Central Florida student-body president, filed papers this week to run in an Orange County House district. Pena will run in District 49, which Democrats also have targeted as a possible pick-up seat in the...
| Aug 11, 2010
Summer means popsicles, pools, and — swimmer's ear? There's typically a surge of unhappy kids with itchy red ears around this time of the year. Clinics have seen surges of about 60 percent in the number of kids coming in with the ear infection....
| Jul 7, 2010
The loud crack of Thomas Evans' first concussion startled even those on the sidelines when the high- school freshman jumped up to bounce a soccer ball off his head. Instead, he found his teammate's skull with an ear-splitting whack.
| Mar 28, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Women who’ve had hysterectomies often come away with mixed feelings about the decision, about their femininity and about their doctors. Now they will have a chance to share those feelings this Friday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at a free live and...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 4:34 PM
While they haven’t yet finalized a state spending plan, House and Senate budget chiefs were able to find the money over the weekend to pay for at least two earmarks personally requested by House Speaker Dean Cannon. After holding back through...