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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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Shands Works To Eliminate Problem Bacteria

By on July 31st, 2013 | Last updated: July 31, 2013 at 7:11 am

UF Health Shands Hospital dealing with some infections that have forced the Burn Unit to close.

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Swallowtail Farm to host its 2013 spring festival

By on April 25th, 2013 | Last updated: April 28, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Swallowtail Farm will be hosting its fourth annual Spring Festival on Saturday from noon to 10 p.m.

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Gainesville dental experts urge patients to question dentists’ sterilization

By on March 29th, 2013 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 5:29 pm

After a case in Oklahoma broke this week about one dentist’s lack of sterilization in his office, some may be concerned about their own dentists’ sterlization practices. Locals from the University of Florida College of Dentistry and Santa Fe’s sound off on this controversy.

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Five little-known facts about daylight saving time

By on March 11th, 2013 | Last updated: March 11, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Why do we set our clocks forward every spring? Here are five points about the practice.

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Center for Integrative Medicine opening at Shands

By on February 28th, 2013 | Last updated: March 1, 2013 at 11:36 am

This summer, Shands at UF will open its first Center for Integrative Medicine. The field combines traditional and alternative therapies to provide patients different techniques in medicine.

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UF to launch Healthy Kids Program in May

By on February 19th, 2013 | Last updated: February 19, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Due to increased rates of childhood obesity, the University of Florida is launching a healthy-living initiative to help young children learn how to make healthy choices.

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CDC report finds growing use of morning-after pill

By on February 18th, 2013 | Last updated: February 18, 2013 at 2:33 pm

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report found that about 5.8 million people have used the morning-after pill to prevent pregnancy.

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FDA to assist in Alzheimer’s treatment, others still hope for cure

By on February 7th, 2013 | Last updated: February 7, 2013 at 8:38 pm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a proposal Thursday to assist companies in developing new treatments for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

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