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Teenagers smoking fewer cigarettes but haven’t kicked the habit completely

By on September 11th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:40 pm

The 2012 Florida Youth Tobacco Survey states that 23 percent fewer Florida high school students are cigarette smokers, compared to 2010.

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Hazing continues to be hot topic of concern on campuses across the country

By and on May 1st, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:37 am

Two Florida A&M University music professors who allegedly were present while band members were being hazed have been forced to resign. Their lawyers confirmed that both resigned after being given notices the university intended to fire them.   In addition, here at the […]

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Prescription painkillers dangerous to fetuses

By and on April 25th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:25 am

Narcotics taken by expectant mothers may pose serious risks to fetuses. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis reports on how even properly prescribed drugs can harm these children upon birth.

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Addiction a potential problem for the unborn exposed to prescription drugs

By and on April 25th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is refocusing state efforts to combat prescription drug abuse in expectant mothers. University of Florida Pediatrics Professor Mark Hudak says a baby exposed to certain classes of drugs in the fetus will experience severe symptoms […]

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“SceneTap” app goes live in Gainesville tonight

By on April 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:27 am

There are millions of app’s for smart devices, one in particular is stepping up technology. The SceneTap app can tell users the number of people, gender, and age at certain venues in Gainesville. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette reports on […]

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Sexual assault awareness month promotes education and prevention

By on April 3rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:07 pm

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time to raise public awareness about sexual violence. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT’s Alyssa Averette has the story about the preventative measures everyone should take year round.  

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Ongoing attention with Martin case has one Sanford resident speaking about the divided community

By on March 27th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:44 pm

With new information on the Trayvon Martin case, many are quick to draw their own conclusions before George Zimmerman even makes it to a grand jury. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette reports on the media impact this case has had […]

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Random drug testing is approved

By and on March 20th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:35 pm

Governor Rick Scott placed his official stamp of approval on the random drug testing for state workers law. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette reports on constitutional issue with this new law. State employees may be subject to random drug testing […]

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Tobacco eradication campaign to start tomorrow

By on March 20th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:35 pm

Tomorrow in celebration of Kick Butts Day, a national Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, the Marion County Health Department is hosting an event at My Mochi in Ocala from noon to 3 p.m.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette spoke with Marion County […]

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Syrian-Americans urge U.S. government officials to give support

By on March 13th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:10 pm

Syria continues to fall victim to violence, and Syrian-Americans are urging government officials to help. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette reports on a South Florida organization that is taking action.

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