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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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‘The More The Better’: Flu Vaccines Now Cover Fourth Influenza Strain

By 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.

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Gainesville Restaurants, Supermarkets On Board With New Gluten-Free FDA Regulations

By 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.

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Gainesville Medical Practices Combine Eastern, Western Medicine

By on September 11th, 2013 | Last updated: September 11, 2013 at 5:01 pm

More Gainesville primary care centers, including the new North Florida Integrative Medicine Center, are putting checkups and acupuncture under one roof.

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Increase In Salvation Army Health, Fitness Programs

By on September 6th, 2013 | Last updated: September 6, 2013 at 1:54 pm

The Salvation Army’s Gainesville chapter maintains an organic garden, providing children with access to healthy food and teaching them to incorporate a balanced diet into their lives.

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UF Health Pays Millions To Federal Government

By on August 20th, 2013 | Last updated: August 20, 2013 at 9:43 am

Alleged billing improprieties lead to Shands settlement

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Anemia Linked To Increased Risk Of Dementia

By on August 9th, 2013 | Last updated: August 9, 2013 at 12:10 pm

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Researchers found that people who had anemia at the beginning of the study had a 41% higher risk of developing dementia than those who were not anemic.

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Here Are Florida’s Counties With The Most Rabies Cases Since 1997

By on August 7th, 2013 | Last updated: August 7, 2013 at 4:56 pm

The DOH keeps records of rabies cases by county as far back as 1997. Despite Marion County’s high total of 217, the data actually show the number of rabies cases has steadily decreased in almost every county including Marion during that period.

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