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UF Graduate Students Offer Free Therapy To Those In Need

By on March 12th, 2015 | Last updated: March 12, 2015 at 2:03 pm

Volunteer graduate students studying clinical health psychology staff the Free Therapy Night clinic at Gainesville Community Ministry. The equal access clinic focuses specifically on mental health.

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UF Health Shands Hospital Responds To Mold Discovery In North Tower

By on March 11th, 2015 | Last updated: March 11, 2015 at 7:48 pm

After a complaint from a cancer patient, UF Health Shands Hospital has removed mold from three patient rooms in the hospital’s north tower.

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Mobile App Offers Restaurant Health Inspection Grades

By on February 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: February 23, 2015 at 5:34 pm

An app called What the Health offers users instant access to health inspection data for restaurants in the area. Launched in Florida on Jan. 26, the app assigns letter grades for restaurants based on county health inspection findings.

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Meal Delivery Program To Help Families In Need

By on February 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: February 24, 2015 at 2:01 pm

At the end of its one-week campaign, Eat The 80 raised $3,000 for meals to give away to families. The money will provide meals for four or five families over the next month.

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Sleep Not A Priority For Students, Study Finds

By on February 19th, 2015 | Last updated: February 19, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Students struggle to get the required amount of sleep while dealing with the demands of college. A study by the National Sleep Foundation finds that most students fail to make sleep a priority in their busy lives.

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Health Care 2015: How To Solve Enrollment Issues

By on February 9th, 2015 | Last updated: February 10, 2015 at 2:48 pm

The Feb. 15 deadline for the current health care enrollment period is less than one week away. Until that time, organizations such as the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, WellFlorida Council and Enroll America will host sign-up events and offer services to assist with enrollment, but some consumers will continue to experience unsolvable issues with the process.

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UF Successfully Sends Plants To The International Space Station

By on January 27th, 2015 | Last updated: January 27, 2015 at 4:24 pm

The UF Space Plants team successfully launched the SpaceX5 capsule to the International Space Station Jan. 10. The capsule contained plants that will help the team study the effects that different environments have on plant life.

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Fire Resuce Officials Offer Tips To Heat Homes Safely

By on January 8th, 2015 | Last updated: January 8, 2015 at 5:22 pm

As a result of the recent cold front, Gainesville Fire Rescue reminds residents to take the necessary safety precautions while heating homes.

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Cart Program Gives Rural Disabled New Opportunities

By on November 24th, 2014 | Last updated: November 24, 2014 at 4:23 pm

A volunteer workshop outside Jacksonville produces carts for disabled members of rural communities overseas. Designed for those with little to no use of their legs, the carts are propelled by hand-powered handles.

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Crohn’s Disease Patient Still Looking For Answers After Amendment 2 Fails

By on November 13th, 2014 | Last updated: November 13, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Amendment 2 failed in Florida by a narrow margin, resulting in outrage from the bill’s supporters. A student who suffers from Crohn’s disease gives his perspective on the use of marijuana for medical purposes in the wake of continued debate.

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