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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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North Central Florida Counties Rank Low On Health

By on March 27th, 2014 | Last updated: April 1, 2014 at 11:58 am

A report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin shows how local counties rank in resident health.

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New Report Cards Assess Polk County Students’ Health and Fitness

By 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.

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Alachua County Students Set Record for Flu Vaccination

By 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.

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In the News: Florida Medical Marijuana Signatures, Two Tomato Hybrids, Increased Speed Limit Bill, New Execution Protocol

By on January 16th, 2014 | Last updated: January 16, 2014 at 2:29 pm

Group says it has enough signatures to put medical marijuana on Florida ballot – United for Care announced Wednesday that it collected more than 1.1 million signatures from people in support of medical marijuana. Supporters hope to have a constitutional amendment [...]

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Brain Exercises May Improve Cognition in Older Adults

By 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.

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Apps, Pets Serve As Therapy For Mental Illness

By 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.

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Demand For ‘Good Bacteria’ Expected To Continue Increasing

By 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.

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Florida State Senator: Hit Unlicensed Assisted Living Facilities ‘With A Hammer’

By 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.

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Alachua County Man Diagnosed With West Nile

By 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.

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