Category Archives: Health and Science

Alachua Fire Rescue Upgrades Ambulance Routers for Enhanced Patient Care

By on November 6th, 2014 | Last updated: November 6, 2014 at 4:36 pm

With help from area hospitals, Alachua County Fire Rescue has upgraded the wireless routers inside their ambulances, which transmit patient information to the hospital prior to their arrival.

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CDC Creates Stricter Guidelines For Treatment Of Ebola Patients

By on October 21st, 2014 | Last updated: October 22, 2014 at 10:44 am

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have created stricter guidelines for the treatment of Ebola patients. The new guidelines address training and hands-on experience, preventing skin exposure, and strict observation of putting on and taking off Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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Hydrocodone Now More Difficult to Obtain for Prescribed Users

By on October 21st, 2014 | Last updated: October 21, 2014 at 10:48 am

The Drug Enforcement Agency is tightening restrictions on oxycodone, making it more difficult for prescribed patients to obtain refills for their prescriptions.

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Local Student Develops Epilepsy App, Wins $75,000

By on October 16th, 2014 | Last updated: October 16, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Amir Helmy’s science fair project idea has since developed into Seizario, an app that will allow epilepsy patients to monitor their seizures using the sensors from smartphones.

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Florida’s Fight Against Flu More Forceful This Season

By on October 14th, 2014 | Last updated: October 14, 2014 at 5:33 pm

More than 27 Florida counties are participating in a campaign to help fight influenza this season by giving free inhaled flu vaccines to students enrolled in elementary through high school. The campaign is being promoted by Healthy Schools LLC and Families Fighting Flu.

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Gainesville Officials Educated on Ebola Safety Procedures

By on October 13th, 2014 | Last updated: October 13, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Gainesville officials reassure residents of their knowledge of safety procedures taken in the case of a local Ebola case. Experts said residents shouldn’t worry about the spread of the infectious disease in Gainesville.

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Florida’s First Case of EV-D68 Confirmed

By on October 10th, 2014 | Last updated: October 15, 2014 at 8:57 am

The first case of enterovirus D68 has been confirmed in Florida after a 10-year-old girl was treated for the virus in Tampa.

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Researchers meet at the University of Florida to discuss Ebola

By on October 9th, 2014 | Last updated: October 9, 2014 at 10:56 am

Anthropologists and researchers hosted a forum at Pugh Hall at the University of Florida to discuss the recent outbreak of Ebola.

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UF Grad Student Hospitalized with Meningitis

By on October 7th, 2014 | Last updated: October 7, 2014 at 2:09 pm

An unidentified University of Florida grad student was diagnosed and hospitalized with meningitis.

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Shands Prepares Plan In Case Ebola Symptoms Present Themselves

By on October 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: October 3, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Since the CDC confirmed the first case of the Ebola virus in the United States, the University of Florida Health Shands Hospital is taking measures to ready doctors and staff for potential patients who display symptoms that could suggest the Ebola virus.

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