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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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Crohn’s Disease Patient Still Looking For Answers After Amendment 2 Fails

By on November 13th, 2014 | Last updated: November 13, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Amendment 2 failed in Florida by a narrow margin, resulting in outrage from the bill’s supporters. A student who suffers from Crohn’s disease gives his perspective on the use of marijuana for medical purposes in the wake of continued debate.

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Gainesville Officials Educated on Ebola Safety Procedures

By on October 13th, 2014 | Last updated: October 13, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Gainesville officials reassure residents of their knowledge of safety procedures taken in the case of a local Ebola case. Experts said residents shouldn’t worry about the spread of the infectious disease in Gainesville.

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Florida’s First Case of EV-D68 Confirmed

By on October 10th, 2014 | Last updated: October 15, 2014 at 8:57 am

The first case of enterovirus D68 has been confirmed in Florida after a 10-year-old girl was treated for the virus in Tampa.

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Researchers meet at the University of Florida to discuss Ebola

By on October 9th, 2014 | Last updated: October 9, 2014 at 10:56 am

Anthropologists and researchers hosted a forum at Pugh Hall at the University of Florida to discuss the recent outbreak of Ebola.

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Gainesville Midwifery School Aims to Double Enrollment As Home Births Increase

By on April 5th, 2014 | Last updated: April 5, 2014 at 4:06 pm

The school is one of nine nationally accredited direct-entry midwifery schools in the country.

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