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Health Officials: It’s Not Too Late To Get Your Flu Shot

By 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.”

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Alachua County Commissioner Proposes E-cigarette Regulations

By 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.

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UF Study Shows Pelvic Pain Underreported For Women

By 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.

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New Guidelines Recommend Statin Therapy For Patients With Heart Problems

By 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.

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Apps, Pets Serve As Therapy For Mental Illness

By 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.

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Fla. Senate Backs Bill to Ban Selling E-Cigarettes to Minors

By 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.

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Why Putnam School District Teachers Are Tracking Their Steps

By 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.

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Alachua County Food Drive Aims To Help Hungry, Not Just Homeless

By 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.

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Demand For ‘Good Bacteria’ Expected To Continue Increasing

By 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.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics Suggests Monitoring Childrens’ Media Diets

By on October 30th, 2013 | Last updated: October 31, 2013 at 3:49 pm

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that parents should monitor their children’s “media diet” more closely.

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