| Jun 26, 2013
| 5:22 PM
If you've ever had a colonoscopy, chances are you gulped down the price of the procedure with the same reluctant resignation it took to swallow the foul-tasting colon-prep concoction.
When it comes to paying absurd prices for health care, too many...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:25 AM
First started as a walking initiative, Orlando Health’s prevention and wellness program, Healthy U, has expanded to a joint effort with Weight Watchers.
Since the program started in 2007, 1,500 Orlando Health employees have dropped nearly 6,500...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 4:36 AM
Over two days, we revealed this year's list of “The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida” — as chosen by a panel of leaders from the business, nonprofit and political communities. Below is the full list of 25 - with nutshell...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Nearly 400 of the community’s most influential women turned out for a reception outside Winnie Palmer’s Hospital for Women & Babies to learn about new plans in gestation at the Orlando Health-owned hospital. Hospital executives unveiled...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 4:35 AM
Professional football players are harder on themselves than average Americans are. That is, their bodies take more knocks and often carry more pounds. To help retired NFL players deal with the health issues that commonly arise in the aftermath of their...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 7:07 PM
When a big hospital chain buys an independent doctor's office, we often hear the move will "enhance care," "integrate care" or "improve health-care efficiency."
Spare us the euphemisms.
Patients are the losers in these deals.
We pay higher costs. We...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 10:43 AM
We're about to plunge into a mega-anniversary year, marking 500 years since Ponce de León named Florida in 1513. But before we leave 2012, let's tip our Flashback bonnet to a couple of milestones noted this year.
A century of 'leavening the loaf'
| 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 22, 2012
| 5:27 PM
Arthur "Archie" Roberts played for the proverbial cup of coffee in the NFL.
Roberts completed five of 10 passes for 11 yards, with one interception, as Bob Griese's backup with the Miami Dolphins in a blowout loss against the Kansas City Chiefs in 1967....
| Apr 25, 2013
| 12:44 PM
This is officially National Volunteer Week – a time to celebrate people doing extraordinary work simply out of the goodness of their spirit. In fact, if we had to pay all the selfless people who volunteer in our nation, by one estimate we’d...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Bob Kodzis is sitting across from me in a coffee shop. And he is on.
His hands are flying. His topics are ever-changing.
Over the course of 60 seconds, he does a magic trick, teaches me the Japanese symbol for "listening" and introduces me to a word...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 11:11 AM
My mom smoked herself to death.
She was unrepentant to the end, when the cancer slithered from her lungs and nestled in her brain. She'd refused to quit after a bout of bladder cancer, despite warnings from her doctor and equal parts pleading and...