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Category Archives: Health and Science

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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North Central Florida Counties Rank Low On Health

By on March 27th, 2014 | Last updated: April 1, 2014 at 11:58 am

A report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin shows how local counties rank in resident health.

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