Tag Archives: Alachua County health

Despite Law Change, Not Many Floridians With New Tattoos Are Rushing To Give Blood

By 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.

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County experiences first sign of Eastern Equine Encephalitis of the summer

By on July 18th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:41 am

Alachua County officials are monitoring the mosquito population after one of the county’s sentinel chickens was found to have eastern equine encephalitis.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green Townsend spoke with Environmental Health Director for the Alachua County Health Department, Anthony Dennis, who says [...]

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Alachua County Health Department promotes National HIV Testing Day

By on June 27th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:52 am

Today is National HIV testing day and the CDC has launched new efforts to increase the availability of HIV testing. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris reports, better testing is a critical step towards more effective treatment and better results [...]

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