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Category Archives: Health and Science
By Carla Vianna on November 24th, 2014 | Last updated: November 24, 2014 at 4:23 pm
A volunteer workshop outside Jacksonville produces carts for disabled members of rural communities overseas. Designed for those with little to no use of their legs, the carts are propelled by hand-powered handles.
By Denise Robinson on November 13th, 2014 | Last updated: November 13, 2014 at 4:29 pm
Amendment 2 failed in Florida by a narrow margin, resulting in outrage from the bill’s supporters. A student who suffers from Crohn’s disease gives his perspective on the use of marijuana for medical purposes in the wake of continued debate.
By Billy Jean Louis on November 6th, 2014 | Last updated: November 6, 2014 at 4:36 pm
With help from area hospitals, Alachua County Fire Rescue has upgraded the wireless routers inside their ambulances, which transmit patient information to the hospital prior to their arrival.
By Andrea Terrasa on October 21st, 2014 | Last updated: October 22, 2014 at 10:44 am
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have created stricter guidelines for the treatment of Ebola patients. The new guidelines address training and hands-on experience, preventing skin exposure, and strict observation of putting on and taking off Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
By Roberta Fiorito on October 21st, 2014 | Last updated: October 21, 2014 at 10:48 am
The Drug Enforcement Agency is tightening restrictions on oxycodone, making it more difficult for prescribed patients to obtain refills for their prescriptions.
By Michaela Bisienere on October 16th, 2014 | Last updated: October 16, 2014 at 12:49 pm
Amir Helmy’s science fair project idea has since developed into Seizario, an app that will allow epilepsy patients to monitor their seizures using the sensors from smartphones.
By Christy Wideman on October 14th, 2014 | Last updated: October 14, 2014 at 5:33 pm
More than 27 Florida counties are participating in a campaign to help fight influenza this season by giving free inhaled flu vaccines to students enrolled in elementary through high school. The campaign is being promoted by Healthy Schools LLC and Families Fighting Flu.
By WUFT News on October 13th, 2014 | Last updated: October 13, 2014 at 2:07 pm
Gainesville officials reassure residents of their knowledge of safety procedures taken in the case of a local Ebola case. Experts said residents shouldn’t worry about the spread of the infectious disease in Gainesville.
By Kaitlyn Pearson on October 10th, 2014 | Last updated: October 15, 2014 at 8:57 am
The first case of enterovirus D68 has been confirmed in Florida after a 10-year-old girl was treated for the virus in Tampa.
By Christina Callicott on October 9th, 2014 | Last updated: October 9, 2014 at 10:56 am
Anthropologists and researchers hosted a forum at Pugh Hall at the University of Florida to discuss the recent outbreak of Ebola.