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Category Archives: Health and Science

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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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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