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New Controlled Substance Law A Relief For Veterinarians

By on September 30th, 2014 | Last updated: September 30, 2014 at 12:42 pm

The recently passed Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act has been celebrated by veterinarians. The new law allows vets to legally bring controlled substances, such as anesthesia and euthanasia, with them when working outside their clinics.

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University of Florida Alumni Shed Light on Electronic Waste

By on September 24th, 2014 | Last updated: September 24, 2014 at 3:28 pm

Environmental documentary to showcase in Rome this October. Director and community members share their thoughts on the impact of old electronics.

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UF Researchers Develop “Mixed-Reality” Training Technology for Military

By on September 16th, 2014 | Last updated: September 16, 2014 at 4:09 pm

Experts at UF develop simulators to help military doctors by providing opportunities to practice techniques. The Department of Defense granted the research team $1.7 million to develop five simulators over five years.

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Ocala Scientist Tests How People Trust Technology

By on April 29th, 2014 | Last updated: April 29, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Ocala-based scientist plans to begin government-funded simulation in June. The simulation will examine the trust humans have in robots.

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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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Increase In Leptospirosis Found Among Pets

By on April 10th, 2014 | Last updated: April 30, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Veterinarians at the UF Small Animal Hospital have seen 12 cases of leptospirosis in the past seven months.

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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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