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Category Archives: Health and Science
By Jennifer Tintner on December 12th, 2013 | Last updated: December 12, 2013 at 3:00 pm
The state of Florida’s decision to opt out of expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act will alter the application process for MV transportation, according to the Regional Transit System.
By Rebecca Kopelman on December 9th, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 10:03 am
With the holiday season in full swing, Marion County officials said this is the “perfect time to get your flu vaccination.”
By Cristina Mendez on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 5:15 pm
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County Commissioner Robert Hutchinson is drafting an ordinance to place regulations on e-cigarettes, a nicotine-vapor-based alternative to tobacco cigarettes. The regulations would include a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.
By Viana Bhagan on November 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 3:56 pm
A new UF study shows that pelvic pain often goes underreported or unreported in women of all ages. To combat the problem, Dr. Nash Moawad spearheaded research to understand why pelvic pain is often not reported.
By Zach Abolverdi on November 14th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 9:03 am
New guidelines were released identifying patients who can reduce their risks of cardiovascular problems and recommends statin therapy for some.
By Sam Burroughs on November 12th, 2013 | Last updated: November 12, 2013 at 4:51 pm
Emotional service animals and mobile applications are being offered as therapy tools for those who suffer from mental illness.
By Paige Kauffman on November 7th, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 2:53 pm
Electronic cigarettes could be regulated by a Florida Senate Bill to prevent minors from buying them.
By Michael Pappa Jr. on November 6th, 2013 | Last updated: November 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm
The Putnam County School District is taking steps to create a healthier lifestyle for students, faculty and staff with its new fitness challenge, Walking to Wellness. William D. Moseley Elementary School in Palatka is hosting the fall fitness challenge, where faculty and staff will track how many steps they take each day.
By Brianna Donet on October 31st, 2013 | Last updated: October 31, 2013 at 4:55 pm
The annual Strike Out Hunger Food Drive on Monday is an effort to help people who do not have access to food by stocking food pantries.
By Amanda Di Lella on October 30th, 2013 | Last updated: October 30, 2013 at 5:48 pm
Probiotics are a bacterial health supplement mainly used to treat digestive problems. Researchers are looking into additional health benefits from using probiotics as the demand for them increases.