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By Michael Cadigan 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.
By Tondrea Haddly 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.
By Joe Lancos 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.
By Laura Foreman on January 16th, 2013 | Last updated: January 17, 2013 at 9:11 am
The UF Student Health Care Center helped fight flu season by offering free flu shots to students, faculty members and staff Wednesday afternoon.
By Danny Gibble on October 3rd, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:42 pm
The sound of Matthew Howland’s whistle pierces the air on weekday mornings outside Westwood Middle School, cueing hundreds of adolescent athletes and their classmates to begin their workouts. Some students flip tires and climb obstacles; others run or lift weights. [...]
By Wade Millward on September 25th, 2012 | Last updated: September 26, 2012 at 5:06 pm
A health group suggests teenagers use long-lasting birth control, such as IUDs, along with more popular products, such as condoms.
By Cassandra Vangellow on September 24th, 2012 | Last updated: September 26, 2012 at 9:46 am
First lady Michelle Obama’s focus on improving the quality of food in schools has brought attention to the need for Alachua County kids to eat healthier.
By Ben Brasch on September 20th, 2012 | Last updated: September 26, 2012 at 11:24 am
Menus at fast-food restaurants now have to post the amount of calories in items alongside their pictures. All McDonald’s stores in Gainesville have switched their menus over.