Author Archives: Cristina Mendez
The University of Florida Small Animal Hospital has started research trials to develop a treatment for dilated cardiomyopathy in Doberman Pinschers. The debilitating disease often prevents the breed from becoming service dogs.
Students struggle to get the required amount of sleep while dealing with the demands of college. A study by the National Sleep Foundation finds that most students fail to make sleep a priority in their busy lives.
The Department of Children and Families is calling for 30 new foster homes in Florida this year. The Partnership for Strong Families along with current foster parents are using stories from individuals who have experience with fostering to promote the cause.
A survey by the University of Florida Dean of Students found that 10 percent of students surveyed were unable to get enough food. To address this need, a new food pantry associated with the Bread of the Mighty Food Bank will be established for students, faculty and staff.
The University of Florida is tailoring campus shrubbery and facilities to improve student safety. Recreational facilities will be lit throughout the night and overgrowth trimmed to discourage sexual assaults.
As a result of the recent cold front, Gainesville Fire Rescue reminds residents to take the necessary safety precautions while heating homes.
video roundup of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.
A video roundup of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.