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Category Archives: Health and Science

Clay County Schools Reassessing Suicide Prevention Resources

By on April 18th, 2014 | Last updated: April 18, 2014 at 5:55 pm

Following three student suicides this year, Clay County School District is launching an outreach initiative to help students, parents and school personnel identify at-risk students and link them with resources.

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Citrus County Health Bus Reaches Distant Residents

By on April 14th, 2014 | Last updated: April 15, 2014 at 12:14 am

The Citrus County Health Department has implemented a mobile clinic program to help low-income and homeless patients get basic medical services.

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Gainesville Midwifery School Aims to Double Enrollment As Home Births Increase

By on April 5th, 2014 | Last updated: April 5, 2014 at 4:06 pm

The school is one of nine nationally accredited direct-entry midwifery schools in the country.

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Union County Ranks Last in Health Report

By on April 1st, 2014 | Last updated: April 2, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Union County ranked last in a statewide health ranking. Florida Department of Health officials attribute the issues to a lack of funding.

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Health Care Enrollment Reaches 6 Million Nationwide as Deadline Looms

By on March 30th, 2014 | Last updated: March 31, 2014 at 4:40 pm

With the March 31 deadline to enroll approaching, healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act has spiked, with Floridians making up around 7 percent of enrollees.

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North Central Florida Counties Rank Low On Health

By on March 27th, 2014 | Last updated: April 1, 2014 at 11:58 am

A report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin shows how local counties rank in resident health.

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Child’s ‘Chocolate Bar’ Book Raises Money for Disease Research

By on February 21st, 2014 | Last updated: February 25, 2014 at 5:15 pm

An 8-year-old boy is suffering from a rare and incurable liver disease, and but his 7-year-old friend wrote a book to help him.

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Valentine’s Day Blood Drive Takes On New Meaning For Gainesville Residents

By on February 13th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 8:22 pm

Gainesville residents host a blood drive on Valentine’s Day to honor their grandson who has leukemia.

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Air Pollution Increases Pregnant Women’s Risk for High Blood Pressure

By on February 12th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 11:54 am

Air pollution may have adverse effects on pregnant women.

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Florida House Bill Proposes More Authority for Nurse Practitioners

By on February 12th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 9:25 am

The bill suggests nurse practitioners be allowed to prescribe controlled substances, an action approved in 49 other states.

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