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Category Archives: Health and Science

Operation Catnip Launches Website, Educates On Trap And Neuter Methods

By on April 14th, 2015 | Last updated: April 14, 2015 at 1:21 pm

Gainesville non-profit dedicated to sterilizing and vaccinating stray cats creates a website to help other communities take care of un-owned cats.

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Rise In Duval County Infant Fatalities Increases Need For Awareness And Transparency

By on April 6th, 2015 | Last updated: April 6, 2015 at 5:24 pm

Infant fatalities are on the rise in Duval County, but the Department of Children and Families is strategizing how to bring awareness to parents and caretakers about unsafe sleeping practices. It has made resources and information available to the community about past child fatalities and how to prevent them.

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Community Provides Companion For Cerebral Palsy Child

By on March 30th, 2015 | Last updated: March 30, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Olivia Pitts, 3, has lived with cerebral palsy her whole life. Now, her community has pulled together to provide her with a service dog..

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HIV Positive Student Advocates Comprehensive Sex Education

By on March 17th, 2015 | Last updated: March 17, 2015 at 6:21 pm

Jessica Grobman was born with HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus. But it was not until she learned about HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in middle school that she began to understand she was different.

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UF Graduate Students Offer Free Therapy To Those In Need

By on March 12th, 2015 | Last updated: March 12, 2015 at 2:03 pm

Volunteer graduate students studying clinical health psychology staff the Free Therapy Night clinic at Gainesville Community Ministry. The equal access clinic focuses specifically on mental health.

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UF Health Shands Hospital Responds To Mold Discovery In North Tower

By on March 11th, 2015 | Last updated: March 11, 2015 at 7:48 pm

After a complaint from a cancer patient, UF Health Shands Hospital has removed mold from three patient rooms in the hospital’s north tower.

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Mobile App Offers Restaurant Health Inspection Grades

By on February 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: February 23, 2015 at 5:34 pm

An app called What the Health offers users instant access to health inspection data for restaurants in the area. Launched in Florida on Jan. 26, the app assigns letter grades for restaurants based on county health inspection findings.

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Meal Delivery Program To Help Families In Need

By on February 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: February 24, 2015 at 2:01 pm

At the end of its one-week campaign, Eat The 80 raised $3,000 for meals to give away to families. The money will provide meals for four or five families over the next month.

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Sleep Not A Priority For Students, Study Finds

By on February 19th, 2015 | Last updated: February 19, 2015 at 5:00 pm

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.

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Health Care 2015: How To Solve Enrollment Issues

By on February 9th, 2015 | Last updated: February 10, 2015 at 2:48 pm

The Feb. 15 deadline for the current health care enrollment period is less than one week away. Until that time, organizations such as the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, WellFlorida Council and Enroll America will host sign-up events and offer services to assist with enrollment, but some consumers will continue to experience unsolvable issues with the process.

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