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Florida State Senator: Hit Unlicensed Assisted Living Facilities ‘With A Hammer’

By on October 28th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 9:52 pm

Heritage Senior Living of Ocala was identified as an unlicensed assisted living facility by the Agency for Health Care Administration on June 5, one of seven such citations in North Central Florida in 2013. There have been more statewide, spurring a call for legislative review in 2014.

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What’s So Divisive About Candy Corn?

By on October 28th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 6:59 pm

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They’re white, orange and yellow, and these triangular shaped candies are perhaps some of the most divisive sweets ever created: candy corn.

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Internet Addiction Becoming More Serious, According to Research

By on October 25th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Although Internet addiction is not listed as a viable mental disorder, researchers are discovering troubling facts about Web-related addictions.

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Gainesville Emergency Response Drill Brings Agencies, Students Together

By on October 24th, 2013 | Last updated: October 25, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Every three years, Gainesville Fire Rescue and other agencies come together to simulate an emergency rescue drill that incorporates Santa Fe College students.

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Study: Sleeping In On Weekends Might Not Be Enough

By on October 24th, 2013 | Last updated: October 25, 2013 at 7:26 am

A recent study from the American Physiological Society suggests sleeping in on weekends won’t necessarily make up for workweek sleep loss.

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‘Cat HIV’ Research Potential Breakthrough For HIV Vaccine

By on October 17th, 2013 | Last updated: October 20, 2013 at 11:20 am

Recent research from UF and UCSF may eventually lead to a human AIDS vaccine, through the development of a HIV vaccine for cats.

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Alachua County Man Diagnosed With West Nile

By on October 17th, 2013 | Last updated: October 20, 2013 at 11:17 am

A man in Alachua County was diagnosed with West Nile virus in September. The Florida Department of Health in Alachua County is investigated where the virus originated.

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Anti-Abortion Group Demonstrates Graphically On University of Florida Campus

By on October 15th, 2013 | Last updated: October 15, 2013 at 8:53 pm

Warning signs held by demonstrators cautioned students of the explicit nature of the photographs ahead. Some images illustrated the different developmental stages of an embryo, while others featured the dismembered limbs of aborted fetuses.

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How To Avoid Any CrossFit Health Scares

By on October 15th, 2013 | Last updated: October 21, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Dark urine, severe muscle pain and swelling are just a few of the symptoms associated with external rhabdomyolysis.

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‘Girl, I Don’t Know What Happened Last Night,’ Or Why Alachua County’s STD Rate Is High

By on October 15th, 2013 | Last updated: October 15, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Alachua County is ranked fourth highest in the state for STDs with 8,452 reported cases since 2008, according to the Florida Department of Health.

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