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University Of Florida Services Offer Help For Anxiety

By on May 28th, 2015 | Last updated: May 28, 2015 at 10:57 am

A growing number of college students deal with anxiety that impacts their daily life. School and social stressors cause many to struggle, but counseling, mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy can help.

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Henna Artist Gives Cancer Patients Crowns Of Beauty

By on May 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: May 26, 2015 at 10:24 am

A University of Florida student combines faith and spirituality with the ancient art of henna to comfort cancer patients. Jeena Kar uses henna paste made from the flowering plant, Lawsonia inermis, to create intricate designs on the heads of those who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy.

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UF Health Plans For Future

By on May 21st, 2015 | Last updated: May 21, 2015 at 2:06 pm

UF Health’s five-year strategic plan “The Power of Together” will connect the healthcare community in order to provide quality patient care and improve academic research and interdisciplinary education efforts.

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Gov. Rick Scott’s Hospital Commission To Meet For First Time

By on May 20th, 2015 | Last updated: May 20, 2015 at 12:37 pm

Gov. Rick Scott wants the federal government to extend hospital funds .The panel, which met for the first time Wednesday, is beginning its work as the governor becomes increasingly antagonistic toward hospitals that receive taxpayer funds.

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Congressional Hearing Planned On Lip Showdown

By on May 12th, 2015 | Last updated: May 13, 2015 at 1:57 pm

A congressional committee will hold a hearing on Gov. Rick Scott’s showdown with the federal government over health-care funding. However, that meeting could come too late to help close a potential $2.2 billion hole in the state budget.

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UF Ph.D. Students Developing Brain Robot Interaction Technology

By on April 29th, 2015 | Last updated: April 29, 2015 at 11:09 am

Two 25-year-old Ph.D. students at the University of Florida are developing software to control machines to be used as life-enhancers to any operator. The purpose of Brain Computer Interface technology is be an assistant to humans on an everyday basis, especially those with disabilities.

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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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