Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy

by Marissa Magsino, M.D., FAABFM

7450 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 204, Orlando


Platelet Rich PlasmaPlatelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is composed of concentrated, autologous platelets suspended in a small amount of plasma after centrifugation. More simply put, PRP comes from a patient’s own blood. It is unique to them and is therefore more easily assimilated by the body after being prepared through a centrifuge and injected into the patient’s target area.

Ann Varkey Holds Event for Special Needs and more news …

compiled by Lauren Salinero

Dr. Phillips

Dr. Phillips resident Ann Varkey (back, second from right) and her family (back) join residents of The Russell Home for Atypical Children at Ann’s special holiday event.

Ann Varkey of Dr. Phillips held a holiday event at the Dr. P. Phillips YMCA to help special-needs and homeless individuals. Attendees included several residents from The Russell Home for Atypical Children and a special appearance from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Free and healthy holiday meals were provided to attendees. A typical gift box included fruits, vegetables, meat and nonperishable items that would allow families to make complete meals.

Game Day Treats That Will Leave Them Cheering for More

For a Super Super Bowl Sunday!

by Kirsten Harrington

The best Super Bowl parties offer plenty of game-day food.

Food, friends and football — there’s nothing quite as American as gathering for the big game. With Super Bowl right around the corner, we’ve put together a game plan of satisfying side dishes and tempting treats that will have your friends and family cheering!

MetroWest resident Nicole Gower and her family have been hosting Super Bowl parties for years. It’s a great excuse to hang out with friends, play some flag football, and watch the game. Nicole suggests providing a hearty dish, which could be as simple as ordering pizza, and then asking guests to bring a side dish.

Sky Zone Orlando Combines Fun and Fitness for All Ages

Get in the Zone!

Sky Zone Orlando is an indoor trampoline park that offers exercise and fun.

If you are looking for a new and unique way to get your kids to leave the computer or video games and get some exercise, or if you want to throw a special birthday party, look no further than Sky Zone Orlando.

Located inside Artegon Marketplace on International Drive, this indoor trampoline park is the freshest way to work off energy and extra holiday weight gain.

Sky Zone Orlando operates weekdays from 11 a.m.-9 p.m., until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Megan Roy, Waterbridge Elementary’s Teacher of the Year and more news …

Waterbridge Elementary

Orange Tree resident Megan Roy is named as Waterbridge Elementary’s teacher of the year.

compiled by Lauren Salinero

Megan Roy, a third-grade teacher at Waterbridge Elementary, was named as the school’s teacher of the year. Mrs. Roy graduated in 2005 with a degree in family and child sciences. She has served as the team leader for the third grade for the past five years and is a Common Core Black Belt. Mrs. Roy lives in Orange Tree with her husband, Michael, and four children.

New Year, New Organic You

Organic eating can be easier than you think!

This organic oatmeal latte is easy to make, healthy and delicious (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

 The new year is a great time to reflect on your life and think about what you can do to become happier and healthier. There are many resolutions you can make, but one that can benefit you, your family, your community and the planet is eating more organic food. It can also be easier than you think.

Best of Southwest 2017

More than 15,000 votes were cast in the Best of Southwest 2017, Southwest Orlando Bulletin’s ninth annual survey of residents’ favorite restaurants, resorts and more. Congratulations to this year’s winners: