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Why Are Disease Rates Higher for Certain Groups in Florida?

By on June 14th, 2013 | Last updated: June 14, 2013 at 3:15 pm

That’s the question the People’s Scientific Conference is going to begin trying to answer this weekend as discussions about how to eliminate health disparities and improve the community’s health get underway at the University of Florida.

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Melanoma survivors ignore doctor’s warnings

By on April 15th, 2013 | Last updated: April 23, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Data released at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting earlier this month has shown that some melanoma survivors aren’t taking the precautions that they should be taking. The 2010 National Health Interview Survey surveyed 27,120 adults.  171 of […]

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In the News: Florida science fair, Miami helicopter crash, dementia costs to skyrocket, construction approved for Tampa International

By on April 4th, 2013 | Last updated: April 4, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Alachua County students win big in state science fair – Alachua County schools took home 23 awards at the 2013 State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida last week. Four of those students were awarded top honors at the fair, […]

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UF Mobile Outreach Clinic offers free colonoscopies

By on March 1st, 2013 | Last updated: October 26, 2013 at 9:24 pm

The University of Florida College of Medicine’s Mobile Outreach Center will give free colonoscopies to low income and uninsured individuals. Director of Shands Cancer center gastrointestinal program Tom George talks about colonoscopies.

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Cancer initiative raises awareness among voters

By on October 10th, 2012 | Last updated: October 16, 2013 at 1:58 pm

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is raising awareness about cancer-related issues with the hope of making the disease a priority topic during the upcoming 2012 election. The Cancer Votes initiative brought its efforts to Gainesville Wednesday.

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Cancer new No. 1 cause of death for Hispanics

By on September 18th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:04 pm

A recent journal from the American Cancer Society shows cancer is now the main killer of Hispanics, surpassing heart disease. Dr. Jose G. Trevino of the University of Florida Shands Cancer Center discusses the cause of cancer death for Hispanics.

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Celebrity case brings questions about chemotherapy effects

By on June 13th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:54 pm

While chemotherapy is used in the treatment of cancer it can cause negative side effects.  As Florida’s 89-point-1 WUFT-FM’s Robert Lopez reports, the treatment of a celebrity is shining some light on how  this treatment can cause much more illness […]

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Photographer documents his journey through cancer

By on October 4th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:22 pm

The American Cancer Society says cancer is the second most common cause of death in the United States with nearly 600,000 Americans likely to die this year alone. Florida’s, 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Bechara tells us about one photographer’s journey battling lymphoma.

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