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By Dana Edwards on March 11th, 2013 | Last updated: March 11, 2013 at 2:39 pm
Why do we set our clocks forward every spring? Here are five points about the practice.
By Kylie Lacusky on March 1st, 2013 | Last updated: March 1, 2013 at 6:53 pm
Members of the Florida House and Senate introduced a new medical marijuana bill Wednesday. State Bill 1250, also called the Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act, would legalize up to four ounces of marijuana for seriously ill people and their caregivers.
By Kelsey Meany on March 1st, 2013 | Last updated: March 1, 2013 at 6:12 pm
The University of Florida College of Medicine’s Mobile Outreach Center will give free colonoscopies to low income and uninsured individuals. Director of Shands Cancer center gastrointestinal program Tom George talks about colonoscopies.
By Jesse Pagan on February 28th, 2013 | Last updated: February 28, 2013 at 6:29 pm
Mental health organizations, law enforcement and city officials gathered at a forum on Thursday to talk about mental health issues in the Gainesville community. Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. and Trinity United Methodist Church hosted the forum in the Worship Center of the Trinity United Methodist Church.
By Elizabeth Odom on February 28th, 2013 | Last updated: March 1, 2013 at 11:36 am
This summer, Shands at UF will open its first Center for Integrative Medicine. The field combines traditional and alternative therapies to provide patients different techniques in medicine.
By Ashira Morris on February 26th, 2013 | Last updated: March 12, 2013 at 4:22 pm
A year ago Tuesday, Trayvon Martin was shot by George Zimmerman, a self-proclaimed neighborhood watchman, in Sanford. Martin died, and a national conversation shifted to self-defense policy, neighborhood watches and racial tensions.
By Leila Milgrim on February 19th, 2013 | Last updated: February 19, 2013 at 4:05 pm
Due to increased rates of childhood obesity, the University of Florida is launching a healthy-living initiative to help young children learn how to make healthy choices.
By Shaneece Dixon on February 18th, 2013 | Last updated: February 18, 2013 at 2:33 pm
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report found that about 5.8 million people have used the morning-after pill to prevent pregnancy.
By Taylor Burke on February 18th, 2013 | Last updated: February 19, 2013 at 9:27 am
Equal Access Clinic, a network of student-run free health care clinics started by the University of Florida’s medical school, gives Gainesville residents who cannot afford health care access to free medical services at service locations around the city.
By Joe Lancos on February 12th, 2013 | Last updated: February 12, 2013 at 4:23 pm
The $30 million facility will offer 150 suites, laundry facilities, a dining area and common lounge area.