By Sarah Kimbro on October 7th, 2015 | Last updated: October 8, 2015 at 3:35 pm
Experts predict that this year’s flu shot will be more effective at combatting the flu strain than in year’s past. They recommend visiting clinics or local drug stores to get vaccinated in early October, before the peak of flu season.
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By Zak Dahlheimer on February 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: February 3, 2015 at 11:56 am
A proposed bill that would ban smoking in cars with children under 13 inside will be voted on in the upcoming legislative session. Florida drivers would be subject to a non-moving violation beginning Oct. 1, 2015 if the bill passes.
By Billy Jean Louis 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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By Ariana Lipkin on October 28th, 2014 | Last updated: October 28, 2014 at 6:51 pm
Alachua County child was diagnosed with enterovirus D-68, a flu-like disease that has no vaccine or treatment. The CDC said there have been more reported cases this year than ever before.
By Olivia Muenter on October 27th, 2014 | Last updated: October 27, 2014 at 4:00 pm
Washington school shooting claims another victim – One of four people shot when a gunman opened fire in a Washington high school cafeteria has died, bringing the death toll to two people. The shooter killed one person at the scene […]
By Andrea Terrasa 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).
By Kelly Audette 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.
By Garrett Bruno on September 24th, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 8:34 am
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated this year’s flu vaccine will help protect against a second strain of influenza B.
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.
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Police probe whether stolen gun ties Gainesville drug suspects to Ocala burglary – After a drug arrest early Sunday in Gainesville, Ocala police detectives are investigating a stolen gun found with the three men arrested. The gun was stolen from […]
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