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Florida Hospitals Promote Breastfeeding

By on July 28th, 2015 | Last updated: July 28, 2015 at 5:22 pm

Hospitals around Florida are working to create initiatives to help mothers and future mothers with breastfeeding.The Florida Health Department connected with hospitals in 15 counties in June to participate in the Healthiest Weight Florida’s Baby Steps to Baby Friendly Initiative.

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Former Addict Finds Purpose In Biking

By on July 7th, 2015 | Last updated: July 7, 2015 at 12:24 pm

Andrew Tatum battled multiple addictions with hard drugs and junk food. Now he finds peace and purpose in biking and blogging about his struggles in order to help others.

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Gainesville Riders Hope To Start Bike-Sharing Program

By on July 4th, 2015 | Last updated: July 3, 2015 at 3:28 pm

Shane Hartley and Troy Butler choose to ride their bikes to work because they know the health and environmental benefits of biking. In order to unite people like them, the Gainesville Citizens for Active Transportation want to start a bike-sharing program.

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UF Health Plans For Future

By on May 21st, 2015 | Last updated: May 21, 2015 at 2:06 pm

UF Health’s five-year strategic plan “The Power of Together” will connect the healthcare community in order to provide quality patient care and improve academic research and interdisciplinary education efforts.

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Gov. Rick Scott’s Hospital Commission To Meet For First Time

By on May 20th, 2015 | Last updated: May 20, 2015 at 12:37 pm

Gov. Rick Scott wants the federal government to extend hospital funds .The panel, which met for the first time Wednesday, is beginning its work as the governor becomes increasingly antagonistic toward hospitals that receive taxpayer funds.

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Bills Proposing Abortion Counseling, Waiting Period For Women Move Forward

By on April 6th, 2015 | Last updated: April 6, 2015 at 3:30 pm

A set of bills moving through the Florida Senate and House of Representatives would require women to attend a counseling session 24 hours prior to having an abortion procedure. Proponents of the legislation believe the bills would provide awareness, while others believe the mandated counseling could have a negative impact on women’s health.

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Gainesville Woman Uses Yoga To Help Veterans

By on March 12th, 2015 | Last updated: March 12, 2015 at 4:54 pm

Cara Edwards, founder and owner of My Yoga Connection in Gainesville, teaches yoga to help ease veterans’ health ailments. She was inspired by her father, a Vietnam War veteran, because she noted improvements in his anxiety and pain after teaching him chair yoga before he passed away.

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Cholesterol Not Included In Latest Dietary Guidelines

By on February 12th, 2015 | Last updated: February 12, 2015 at 4:36 pm

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans report is expected to cut it’s suggested cholesterol intake. New research shows dietary cholesterol has a minimal effect on heart disease.

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Solution Found For Disease Threatening Avocado Production

By on December 5th, 2014 | Last updated: December 8, 2014 at 6:30 pm

UF Researchers and researchers from the Tropical Research and Education Center, USDA and the Indian River Research and Education Center in Fort Pierce have found an alternate way to control the spread of Laurel wilt, a disease that threatens Florida’s avocado industry.

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Cart Program Gives Rural Disabled New Opportunities

By on November 24th, 2014 | Last updated: November 24, 2014 at 4:23 pm

A volunteer workshop outside Jacksonville produces carts for disabled members of rural communities overseas. Designed for those with little to no use of their legs, the carts are propelled by hand-powered handles.

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