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Skin Checks, Body Peels, and Fat Reduction, Oh My!


  Making your annual skin check appointment with your dermatologist is not necessarily on the top of most of our lists. However, as more and more physicians move into medical aesthetics for face and body, you are likely to be…


Eat to Live: What Not to Do


 In 1987, my family was planning a move from upstate New York to Tennessee.  As I was not even 3 yet, I didn’t have much say in the matter, but my mom still asked what I thought about moving to…


Fitness During the Holidays


Halloween Parties.  Thanksgiving Dinners.  Christmas Gatherings.  New Year’s Eve Bashes.  What do they all have in common?  FOOD.  And not usually of the healthy persuasion.  I used to think, “Oh well, I’ll just start fresh with diet and exercise in…


In Sickness and In Health


  When Theresa Williams was diagnosed with breast cancer the week of her 50th birthday, husband Mike’s initial reaction was anger. “Of course you wonder-why her?” Mike remembers. “I was angry, how could this happen to my lovely wife, someone…


Healing & Hope


Millions of women are surviving breast cancer today thanks to early detection, advances in treatment and increased awareness. To celebrate survivors and inspire those women who are newly diagnosed, photographer Ray Baldino captured elegant portraits of breast cancer survivors. His…


Breast Cancer Survivor: Virginia Hatcher


Virginia Hatcher, 35 “Someone sent me a quote when I was diagnosed that I have carried with me every day since then.  ‘What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us,’…


Put On Your Pink Bra

People & Business

Put on Your Pink Bra and Join the Fight Against Breast Cancer Breast cancer statistics in Florida are staggering.  More than 15,500 women in the state will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and about 2,600 will succumb to…


Finding a Voice

People & Business

No one understands better than Dr. Stephanie Haridopolos that to an outsider she has the “perfect” life. She’s married to Senate President Mike Haridopolos, has three beautiful children and is a successful family physician in Melbourne. But since disclosing her…


Don’t Like Your Life? Change It.


 “Do you even know where the gym is?” That was my college roommate’s response to me after I turned down yet another invitation to join her at the campus gym.  Obviously, exercise has not always been at the top of…


Definite Results? No Sweat!


You look in the mirror and know exactly which areas of Your body you want to improve. with fervor, You join a gym or hire  a personal trainer to help You make these improvements. some time into Your contract, You…


Deuk Spine Institute offers Laser Disc Repair


  Deuk Laser Disc Repair® is a novel full endoscopic, motion preserving, laser assisted, outpatient surgical procedure for the back and neck proven to safely treat herniated or bulging discs, annular tears, pinched nerves, stenosis, and symptomatic disc diseases; performed…


All About Smiles


All About Smiles by Chris Kridler Paul Ouellette’s business is about smiles, and it’s about family. The family business is aimed at making smiles shine, and the founder of Merritt Island’s Dental Specialists has passed on his love of those…


Dr. Marja Sprock


You might recognize Dr. Marja Sprock from her magazine and billboard ads. “People feel like they know me,” Sprock commented. In 2008, she moved to Brevard County and joined a local practice and then decided to open her own practice…


Portraits of Possibilities

People & Business

Portraits of Possibilities Transforms with “An Evening in Monte Carlo” Theme This year, Children’s Home Society of Florida’s Brevard Division (CHS) hosts the Fifth Annual Portraits of Possibilities. This exclusive fundraising event will be held at the home of Dr….