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Reducing risk factors for SIDS

By on May 14th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:14 am

The Back to Sleep Campaign educates parents and caregivers to do just that, place infants on their backs while they sleep to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. While the instances of the SIDS are generally rare, the causes [...]

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Recession forces domestic abuse shelters to make cuts

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

Through a combination of slashed funds, less donors and higher costs, some battered womens shelters in Florida have had to turn victims away in recent years.  In Alachua County, Peaceful Paths has helped women in the Gainesville area for nearly [...]

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New UF grant to give incentive to low income families to “get fit”

By on April 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:26 am

Researchers from the University of Florida have received a grant for about $10 million to help people get motivated to improve their lifestyle. The grant money will give funds to low-income individuals with chronic-illnesses that otherwise could not afford the [...]

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Education chancellor tours SFC technology facilities

By on April 17th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 10:57 pm

The New Chancellor for the Florida Department of Education Rod Duckworth visited Santa Fe College this morning. With a strong interest in Biotechnology, Chancellor Duckworth had the chance to see the facilities the SFC has to offer. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s [...]

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Small local elections can have a big impact

By on April 10th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:32 pm

Local elections have begun in Alachua, Newberry and High Springs. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Maria Tridas has more on the signifance of small town politics.

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Parkinson’s patients see improvement through a less conventional therapy

By on March 20th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder that affects movement, muscle control, and balance. And while there is no cure for this debilitating disease there are treatments that focus on controlling symptoms. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’S Maria Tridas discusses how [...]

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Interlachen residents preserve Southern history through music

By on March 5th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      Residents in Interlachen, Florida still know how to jam to music many have never heard. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Maria Tridas reports on how the community is trying to preserve a bit of Southern history.  For more information go [...]

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UF study finds college degrees are valuable despite struggling economy

By on February 14th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:21 pm

Earning a college degree is more beneficial than many may think. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Maria Tridas discusses how researchers from across the state have found despite the decline in the economy those with college dreegs can earn nearly twice as much [...]

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Lawmaker pushes for newer, electronic signage on I-75 to increase safety

By on February 7th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:24 pm

State Representative Keith Perry held a press conference this afternoon to discuss plans for making the roadways safer in lieu of the horrific multi-car accident last week on Interstate-75. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Maria Tridas reports, Perry wants to see new [...]

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Santa Fe student among casualties in Sunday’s I-75 crash

By and on January 31st, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:57 pm

The Santa Fe College Fine Arts department has identified one of the victims in the crash Sunday along I-75 as former student, Christie Nguyen. Nguyen, 27, earned two associate degrees in business administration, and two additional vocational certificates in business [...]

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