Tag Archives: health

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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Marion County announces health improvement plan after low overall ranking

By on February 4th, 2013 | Last updated: February 8, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Ranked 48th out of 67 Florida Counties for overall health, Marion County is promoting a new Community Health Improvement Plan for its residents.

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UF experts give advice for heart disease prevention

By on February 1st, 2013 | Last updated: February 4, 2013 at 3:30 pm

The American Heart Association’s “Wear Red Day” brings awareness to heart disease in women. Gainesville locals discuss what precautions can be taken to prevent heart disease.

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Report challenges weight-loss myths

By on February 1st, 2013 | Last updated: February 1, 2013 at 5:27 pm

A New England Journal of Medicine report challenges popular myths and presumptions about weight loss, dieting and exercise.

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Leafy greens main cause of food poisoning

By on January 31st, 2013 | Last updated: January 31, 2013 at 1:53 pm

A study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that leafy greens are the main culprit behind food poisoning. This report by Tondrea Haddly highlights preventative measures to keep you safe during food preperation.

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Proposed bill aims to ban smoking in public parks

By on January 30th, 2013 | Last updated: January 31, 2013 at 2:33 pm

A proposed bill aims to give local governments the power to create anti-smoking ordinances in public parks and playgrounds.

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