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Graduation celebrations give Alachua County a reason to cheer

By on May 4th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Hotels are near occupancy and businesses are buzzing with families in Gainesville for graduation. Alachua County Tourism Development Director Roland Loog says the vibrant environment of the weekend makes it a profitable one for the area. Loog says spring graduation [...]

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UF Expert: more awareness needed about prescription overdoses

By on April 30th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:37 am

Prescription drug abuse has been an on-going issue in the state, as one estimate reports seven people die each day in Florida from prescription pill overdose. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Brown spoke with Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Gary Reisfield who [...]

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Hard to diagnose, quick to fix- pain medicine sales on the rise

By on April 27th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Florida has seen a sharp rise in the sale of prescription pain medication, and University of Florida Addictive Medicine Professor Gary Reisfield says that is the first step in a dangerous trend. Reisfield has seen continued growth in sales over [...]

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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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Trade talks expected during President Obama’s trip to Columbia

By on April 13th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:01 pm

President Barack Obama is travelling to Colombia today to attend the Summit of the Americas. Trade is expected to come up as a major topic of discussion. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Brown spoke with UF Center for Latin American Studies [...]

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Colombia trip looks to realign US-Latin America relations

By on April 13th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:21 pm

President Obama is heading for Colombia today for his second Summit of the Americas. University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies Director Philip Williams says trade will be a central focus during talks with Latin American leaders. He says [...]

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Miami blue butterfly gains permanent protection

By and on April 9th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:23 pm

A species that was brought back from the edge of extinction just a few years ago has now gained permanent protection.  The Miami blue butterfly’s endangered designation was set to expire at the end of last week, but the U.S. [...]

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The smell of smoke is in the air

By on April 9th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:23 pm

With heavy smoke hanging in the air around North Central Florida, county health officials are urging people to stay indoors. Alachua County Health Department Medical Executive Director John Colon says even the healthiest person can expect to see some side [...]

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NW Gainesville graffiti case unique in the city

By on April 6th, 2012 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 2:59 pm

The teens responsible for seven incidents of racial and bigoted graffiti in Gainesville yesterday are facing more charges. Gainesville Police Department Corporal Angelina Valuri says the suspects, arrested yesterday, will not face hate related charges because the graffiti did not [...]

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Florida bird watchers got a treat this winter season

By on March 26th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:55 pm

The most recent survey of wintering bird activity has shown seasonal climate change is not just coming, it may already be here. Florida Audubon Society Wildlife Conservation Director Julie Wraithmel says bird migration patterns are good indications of the climate [...]

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