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Category Archives: Health and Science
By Trevor Sikkema on September 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 9:13 pm
As lawmakers continue to debate the proper funding for future health care programs, organizations across Florida are already offering practical ways to help low-income residents who need care now.
By Caitlin Sinett on September 19th, 2013 | Last updated: September 19, 2013 at 3:56 pm
The Center for Disease Control reported about 300,000 cases of Lyme disease in the past year. With doctors misdiagnosing patients and the lack of awareness of the disease, the risk factor for untreated health problems as a result is frightfully high.
By Jennifer Cole on September 17th, 2013 | Last updated: September 17, 2013 at 9:26 pm
Gainesville residents with celiac disease won’t have to search far for gluten-free foods. A new FDA ruling has defined “gluten-free” labels, and many Gainesville eateries are already ahead of the curve.
By Katina Prokos on September 16th, 2013 | Last updated: September 17, 2013 at 12:04 pm
Parents of Alachua County students have 10 extra days to consent to free flu vaccines, which will be administered in schools at the start of October.
By Kim Ortiz on September 12th, 2013 | Last updated: September 12, 2013 at 7:49 am
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, along with the University of Florida’s Center for Forensic Medicine, held a workshop Wednesday to locate graves of animals who had been subject to potential abuse.
By Beatrice Dupuy on September 11th, 2013 | Last updated: September 11, 2013 at 5:01 pm
More Gainesville primary care centers, including the new North Florida Integrative Medicine Center, are putting checkups and acupuncture under one roof.
By Elly Ayres on September 9th, 2013 | Last updated: September 9, 2013 at 4:10 pm
A recent study show’s North central Florida’s cancer mortality rate significantly higher than the rest of the state. Area doctors and survivors talk about the reasons behind the statistic and how residents can help change it.
By Beatrice Dupuy on September 4th, 2013 | Last updated: September 4, 2013 at 7:53 am
Flagler County recently passed a new smoke-free hiring policy that not everyone agrees with.
By Caitlin Sinett on August 29th, 2013 | Last updated: August 30, 2013 at 8:06 am
Due to a 2012 state law on tattoo parlors, people who received tattoos after Jan. 1 no longer have to wait 12 months to donate blood.