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UCF and HCA partner to bring 550 new residency slots

Oct 12

Source: Orlando Sentinel, Naseem Miller University of Central Florida College of Medicine is expanding its partnership with a large hospital chain to bring more residency slots to the state. The school’s partnership with Hospital Corporation of America will create more than 550 residency positions over the next five years, in areas including Orlando, Ocala and Gainesville, helping graduate […]

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Orlando an emerging destination for medical tourism

Oct 9

Source: Orlando Sentinel, Naseem Miller Medical Tourism Association has recognized Orlando as the medical tourism Emerging Destination of the Year. “Top-notch healthcare in Orlando remains an important reason why many people — including an ever-present and growing senior population — buy homes, rentals and retirement properties and start businesses in the region,” said Renée-Marie Stephano, president […]

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Nemours to Launch Two of the Largest Pediatric Studies Ever

Sep 18

Source: New Federal Grant Allows Studies on Connection between Asthma and Obesity; Risks from Popular Over-the-Counter Medications. Researchers at Nemours Children’s Health System will leverage 4.5 million patient records to answer medical questions that have challenged families and providers for generations.  The de-identified data is available to Nemours through PEDSnet, a network that pools patient […]

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Decades-long Health Study Launched in Lake Nona

Sep 4

Exercise, eating healthy, getting plenty of sleep– all things that we know contribute to health. But how many of us regularly do them? That’s the question the Lake Nona community is working to answer as part of a major health study it’s kicking off.

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An Interview with UCF College of Medicine’s Judith Simms-Cedan, MD

Jul 15

We all know the key to living a healthy life includes eating well, exercising often, and getting a good night’s rest, among other things. But when it comes to treating illnesses, from an annoyingly persistent case of the common cold to a chronic condition such as diabetes, there isn’t one magic solution. Dr. Judith Simms-Cedan, […]

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The Gateway to Health

Jul 8

If you haven’t already heard about it, then you’ve probably driven by it. The new Gateway building in Lake Nona has officially opened and is already providing us with more convenient ways to stay well. Florida Hospital and UCF Health have made a new home in Lake Nona at Tavistock Lakes Boulevard and Narcoossee Road, […]

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Dedication to Our Heroes

Jul 8

Time honoring our community’s valued veterans continued beyond Memorial Day this year in Lake Nona. Tuesday, May 26th marked the official dedication ceremony of the new Orlando VA Medical Center, the largest medical building in Lake Nona Medical City. This groundbreaking facility brings 134 inpatient beds, a 120-bed Community Living Center, and a 60-bed Residential […]

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Russell Greenfield Joins Lake Nona Institute as Senior Medical Advisor

Jul 2

It is with great pleasure that we introduce the newest member of the Lake Nona Institute team. As the Lake Nona Institute’s Senior Medical Advisor, Russell Greenfield, M.D., will collaborate on a wide range of health and wellness strategies, including the Lake Nona Life Project and the Intelligent Home initiative. Dr. Greenfield will also serve as a […]

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Nemours Children’s Hospital Commitment To Pediatric Sports Concussions Research

Jun 30

One of the recently recurring topics in national news has been the impact of contact sports on our youngest community members. That’s why Dr. Todd Maugans, Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Lake Nona, announced an organization-wide commitment to child safety in light of the White House Healthy Kids & […]

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Cutting-Edge Research Using a Multidisciplinary Approach

May 12

When the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute announced in 2006 that they would be adding East Coast operations in Lake Nona, those in the medical industry began to turn their heads toward Central Florida, taking note of the region that would become a new hub of clinical research and development. Announcements about the location of the […]

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