Tag Archives: children

Gainesville Police: Use Toy Guns On Halloween Wisely, Or Just Don’t Use Them

By on October 29th, 2013 | Last updated: October 29, 2013 at 5:21 pm

If carrying a toy gun this Halloween, be sure to make the gun look fake. A gun that appears realistic could prove dangerous.

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New Bill Could Protect Florida Children From Identity Theft

By on October 11th, 2013 | Last updated: October 11, 2013 at 2:22 pm

The Keeping IDs Safe Act could help protect Florida children from identity thieves by allowing parents to freeze children’s credit records.

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In The News: Three Gainesville TV Stations Bought Out, Florida Gas Prices Drop, Diana Nyad Goes to NYC, Program Continues Running After Gov. Shutdown

By on October 8th, 2013 | Last updated: October 8, 2013 at 1:19 pm

$10 million donation to Benefit Head Start – The National Head Start Association has received a $10 million donation to help keep the program running during the federal government shutdown. Head Start programs, which focus on early education for low-income […]

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Gov. Scott signs foster care bill to give children normalcy

By on April 17th, 2013 | Last updated: April 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Gov. Rick Scott signed the Let Kids Be Kids bill to allow foster parents to make decisions for their children. The bill will take effect July 1 and will give foster children a sense of normalcy.

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Same-sex marriage’s effect on children

By on March 29th, 2013 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 5:30 pm

The recent debate over same-sex marriage affects more than the rights of adults, but the lives of children as well.

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Report challenges weight-loss myths

By on February 1st, 2013 | Last updated: February 1, 2013 at 5:27 pm

A New England Journal of Medicine report challenges popular myths and presumptions about weight loss, dieting and exercise.

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Gainesville couple brings home quintuplets after two months in Shands neonatal intensive care unit

By on January 15th, 2013 | Last updated: January 15, 2013 at 5:43 pm

The first quintuplets born at Shands Hospital for Children are able to go home after spending two months in the neonatal ICU. Parents Kelley and Stacy Dyal are overjoyed to bring their newborns home.

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Parents encouraged to monitor their children’s internet usage

By on August 16th, 2012 | Last updated: December 7, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Use of the internet is now a given for today’s children.  As they explore the internet, they can get more than just the content they’re searching for online.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alexys Martinez reports, many of them  receive personal messages […]

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How to talk with children about the movie theatre tragedy

By on July 26th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:36 am

As the investigation into the Colorado movie theatre shooting continues, many parents may wonder just how much exposure their children should have to the news coverage.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman talked with a child psychiatrist. Dr. Elias H. Sarkis, who gives some […]

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State officials remind parents about hot cars and kids

By and on July 10th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:33 am

With rising temperatures and busy summer days, the Department of Children and Families and the Florida Highway Patrol are reminding parents and caregivers not to leave their children unattended in cars.  Press Secretary of the Department Erin Gillespie says that this is a growing […]

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