Hourly News Update
Category Archives: Health and Science
By Kathryn Varn 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.
By Cyanne Dunn 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.
By Wade Millward 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.
By Paul David Mate on February 21st, 2014 | Last updated: February 25, 2014 at 5:15 pm
An 8-year-old boy is suffering from a rare and incurable liver disease, and but his 7-year-old friend wrote a book to help him.
By Rachel Kurland on February 13th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 8:22 pm
Gainesville residents host a blood drive on Valentine’s Day to honor their grandson who has leukemia.
By Jacob Schrull on February 12th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 11:54 am
Air pollution may have adverse effects on pregnant women.
By Christine Casey on February 12th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 9:25 am
The bill suggests nurse practitioners be allowed to prescribe controlled substances, an action approved in 49 other states.
By Dana Edwards on February 5th, 2014 | Last updated: February 6, 2014 at 3:36 pm
Local research company Banyan Biomarkers Inc. received a $300,000 grant in January that will go toward continuing studies on protein testing after head injuries. Researchers say the technology will benefit people with a high risk of frequent head trauma, such as athletes and military personnel.
By Alexandra Parish and Melissa Figueroa on January 28th, 2014 | Last updated: January 30, 2014 at 9:42 pm
Wonsuk Lee and his research team are developing a system that could help citrus growers better determine how much their groves will yield before harvest.