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By Amber Dawson on October 9th, 2013 | Last updated: October 9, 2013 at 9:19 am
A UF study using peanut butter and a ruler to detect patients’ sense of smell can help with Alzheimer’s disease diagnoses.
A Marion County elementary school is dealing with an enteric infection outbreak that has already affected more than 200 students.
By Lauren Verno on October 4th, 2013 | Last updated: October 4, 2013 at 1:10 pm
The Florida Public Interest Research Group has launched a campaign to educate young adults about the upcoming health care legislation. Beginning in January, all Americans are required to have health insurance or they’ll have to pay a fine.
By Abbey Taub on October 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: October 2, 2013 at 4:13 pm
Students at Glen Springs Elementary received FluMist vaccinations on Tuesday as part of a program in Alachua County known as Control Flu.
By Caitlin Sinett on September 27th, 2013 | Last updated: September 27, 2013 at 3:41 pm
A new drug that extends thyroid cancer patients’ survival periods is under FDA review to be completed by Dec. 25. Nexavar does not completely stop the cancer, but it does slow the growth and overall progression.
By Patrick Kelly on September 25th, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 8:45 am
A study out of North Carolina State University has found that cockroaches are changing their palates for sugar, rendering poison traps and sprays ineffective– a problem for Floridians tired of these pesky bugs.
By Taryn Tacher on September 24th, 2013 | Last updated: September 29, 2013 at 1:55 pm
Robbie Del Castillo, 21, suffered his first concussion while playing lacrosse during his senior year of high school. In the past year, he’s had three more. Del Castillo has never taken a baseline concussion test, a test that analyzes different [...]
By Mia Jones on September 24th, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 9:02 am
A study published Wednesday in the Neuron journal states that the Tet1 gene could help post-traumatic stress disorder patients and addicts in their recovery.
By Garrett Bruno on September 24th, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 8:34 am
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated this year’s flu vaccine will help protect against a second strain of influenza B.
By Trevor Sikkema on September 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 9:13 pm
As lawmakers continue to debate the proper funding for future health care programs, organizations across Florida are already offering practical ways to help low-income residents who need care now.