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Enter to Win: Discover New Fantasyland and make Disney memories all year long!

Enter to Win: Discover New Fantasyland and make Disney memories all year long!

First Coast News wants give you a year of Walt Disney World® magic with Florida Resident Annual Passes! Experience a new land full of adventure and excitement. Where beasts roar and mermaids sing. New Fantasyland®, the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom® history, welcomes you into the Enchanted Forest to explore Prince Eric’s Castle. Go under the sea with Ariel. Dine in Beast's Castle. Join Belle for a retelling of the “tale as old as time.” Play in all four theme parks year-round, experience magical Holidays, access special Passholder events, and step inside Disney stories like never before!

Enter for a chance to discover new Fantasyland and make Disney memories all year long!

JU Orthodontists Set the Record Straight During National Orthodontic Health Month

JU Orthodontists Set the Record Straight During National Orthodontic Health Month

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Orthodontists at Jacksonville University are taking time during October’s National Orthodontic Health Month to educate the public and clarify best practices for the maintenance of your smile.

Dr. Mark Alarbi, dean and program director of the Jacksonville University School of Orthodontics, said there are many myths that need to be busted regarding orthodontic care, but one of the most common misconceptions is that parents need to wait for their children to loose all of their baby teeth before evaluating the need for braces.

New Autism Support Group to Launch through Grant from Community First Credit Union

New Autism Support Group to Launch through Grant from Community First Credit Union

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Parents of autistic children will soon have a supportive environment in which to share their feelings, ideas and treatment options, thanks to a $1000 Investing In You grant from Community First Credit Union. The grant will help launch The S.T.A.R. group, named for the benefits the group will bring its members: support, teaching, advocacy and respect.

JULY 2012: MOSH Calendar of Events

JULY 2012: MOSH Calendar of Events

 

July 4 – Senior Days - Senior Days is a special program for members of the senior citizen community that includes a coffee and donut reception, an educational presentation, and free time to explore the museum.  The program starts at 9:45 a.m. and is $6 per senior citizen.  Reservations are suggested and are based on availability. Call 396.MOSH (6674), ext. 226 for details. 

Wolfson Children’s Hospital Ranks among the Best Children’s Hospitals in the Nation

 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Wolfson Children’s Hospital has been ranked in six out of 10 categories in this year’s U.S. News Media Group’s Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. The six categories include eight pediatric medical and surgical subspecialities. This year’s rankings are double the number of categories the hospital ranked in last year. Wolfson Children’s Hospital first earned designation in 2007.

JUNE 2012: MOSH Calendar of Events

JUNE 2012: MOSH Calendar of Events

June 1 – Cosmic Concert – Experience total-sensory entertainment as laser lights, high-def images and digital sound collide to create a Cosmic Concert! Laser Beach Boys at 7 p.m., Laser Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here at 8 p.m., Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon at 9 p.m. and Laser Pink Floyd: The Best of “The Wall” at 10 p.m. Tickets are available at www.moshplanetarium.org or at the door. Tickets are $5 per person per show; laser glasses cost $1.

New Type of Hearing Implant Surgery Performed on Children at Wolfson Children’s Hospital

New Type of Hearing Implant Surgery Performed on Children at Wolfson Children’s Hospital

 

Jacksonville, Fla. -- When Orange Park resident Natasha Rich gave birth to twin boys, Benjamin and Sawyer, she and her husband Trent received unexpected news: Benjamin was born with microtia atresia, an underdevelopment of his right external ear. His left ear, while it appeared normal, also had atresia, a condition in which the child’s middle ear canal is underdeveloped or closed. Because of this combination of issues, he was severely hearing-impaired in both ears.