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By Jennifer Hernandez on January 29th, 2014 | Last updated: January 30, 2014 at 1:02 pm
Students in Polk County will be taking home two different report cards this term. The second report, the Fitnessgram, will be an evaluation of their health and fitness levels.
By Ana Krsmanovic on January 17th, 2014 | Last updated: January 18, 2014 at 10:05 am
While other departments in Alachua County saw a spike in flu cases, the school board and its students did not.
By Alexandra Parish on January 13th, 2014 | Last updated: January 14, 2014 at 5:26 pm
Mental exercise can provide long-lasting benefits to the minds of older adults, a University of Florida researcher Dr. Michael Marsiske found. The research was published online Monday by the Journal of American Geriatrics Society.
By Sam Burroughs on November 12th, 2013 | Last updated: November 12, 2013 at 4:51 pm
Emotional service animals and mobile applications are being offered as therapy tools for those who suffer from mental illness.
By Amanda Di Lella on October 30th, 2013 | Last updated: October 30, 2013 at 5:48 pm
Probiotics are a bacterial health supplement mainly used to treat digestive problems. Researchers are looking into additional health benefits from using probiotics as the demand for them increases.
By Katie Campbell on October 28th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 9:52 pm
Heritage Senior Living of Ocala was identified as an unlicensed assisted living facility by the Agency for Health Care Administration on June 5, one of seven such citations in North Central Florida in 2013. There have been more statewide, spurring a call for legislative review in 2014.
By Cristina Mendez on October 17th, 2013 | Last updated: October 20, 2013 at 11:17 am
A man in Alachua County was diagnosed with West Nile virus in September. The Florida Department of Health in Alachua County is investigated where the virus originated.
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 Jennifer Cole on September 17th, 2013 | Last updated: September 17, 2013 at 9:26 pm
Gainesville residents with celiac disease won’t have to search far for gluten-free foods. A new FDA ruling has defined “gluten-free” labels, and many Gainesville eateries are already ahead of the curve.