Kirstin O'Connor, News 6 WKMG

Kirstin O'Connor

News 6 WKMG

Orlando, FL, United States

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Past articles by Kirstin:

Get up, gamers, it could save your life

The death of a 33-year-old professional video gamer has inspired a new effort to promote cross-training among amateur and gaming athletes. → Read More

'Miracle' 9-month-old girl survives rare brain tumor

The tumor was likely growing while Mary was still pregnant with Katie. → Read More

Claire's campaign for a T1D cure

Claire Goodowens has been active in raising awareness about the rising costs of insulin in the weeks leading up to her trip. → Read More

12-year-old gets new technology for managing diabetes

In June, Claire Goodowens talked to News 6 about the need for advanced technology for kids with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. → Read More

12-year-old with diabetes fights for lower insulin prices

Claire Goodowens is a swimmer, student, photographer and child living with Type 1 diabetes. → Read More

Orlando Health digital memorial honors organ donors, recipients

One person can save up to eight others, if he or she chooses to become an organ donor. → Read More

'Queen of Versailles' publishes book about daughter's overdose

Jacqueline Siegel talks about the decision to also publish a book with photocopies from her daughter’s diary. → Read More

Author of 'Orange is the New Black' advocates for mental health

The author behind the hit TV series Orange is the New Black is advocating for women and girls in Central Florida. → Read More

Discovery Cove invites guests with autism to swim with dolphins

Families of children with autism and other special needs will see changes at the animal interaction park at Discovery Cove. → Read More

Orlando teen recovering from rare genetic disorder

After four surgeries in two years, doctors call 14-year-old Sofia Maggio “one in a million.” → Read More

Q&A: Are video games to blame for violence?

News 6 anchor Kirstin O'Connor interviews Christopher Ferguson, Department Chair of Psychology at Stetson University. → Read More

Orlando 1-year-old with limb differences meets his hero, Shaquem Griffin

Former UCF Knight Shaquem Griffin met the Orlando 1-year-old with limb differences this weekend. → Read More

Parents of once-conjoined twins share challenges, story beyond hospital

"You're the lifeline, you're the technician, you're the nurse, so you have to stay calm, for their sake." → Read More

Dancing during labor? It's possible at Winnie Palmer Hospital

A new tool in the hospital is giving moms-to-be the option to dance during labor and delivery. → Read More

Healing Butterfly tea developed to help others overcome adversity

A local woman created a tea line to offer comfort to anyone suffering from child loss or any health challenge. → Read More

Volunteers knit thousands of red hats for congenital heart defect awareness

Thousands of little red hats, knit one by one, will be delivered to babies in Central Florida next month. → Read More

Here's your chance to walk, not ride, one of Florida's tallest roller coasters

Busch Gardens Tampa is offering a limited-time behind the scenes tour that is perfect for thrill-seekers. → Read More

Hitting a moving target, MRIdian offers new hope for radiation therapy

A new technology is changing the way doctors treat cancer using MRI and radiation at the same time. → Read More

Florida boy has best reaction to meeting woman with limb difference

A 1-year-old boy had the best reaction to meeting a woman with a limb difference. → Read More

New study asks if art can make you healthier

Two Central Florida institutions are starting new research to study how art can affect health. → Read More