Tag Archives: health

UF Student Health Care Center administers free flu shots

By 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.

Health and Science | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Viral meningitis cases linked to steroid injections, two cases reported in Florida

By on October 5th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:10 pm

A rare and deadly form of fungal meningitis has killed five and sickened 47 in seven states, with two cases reported in Florida. The Florida Department of Health has identified eight facilities in Florida that received contaminated medication, three of [...]

Health and Science | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Youth Combine turning out healthy middle school students, athletes

By 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. [...]

Education, Health and Science, Local | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Unpopular birth control recommended over mainstays

By 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.

Health and Science, National | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative awards two Alachua County schools

By 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.

Health and Science, Local | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gainesville’s McDonald’s locales comply with national calorie-listing rule

By 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.

Health and Science, National | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

UF researchers explore cigarettes and “good” cholesterol

By on September 5th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:45 pm

University of Florida researchers find links between poor cholesterol levels and a chemical in smoke.

Health and Science | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

West Nile human case shows up in Jacksonville

By on July 26th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:36 am

Alachua County Health officials are encouraging citizens to take extra precautions against mosquitoes as Jacksonville has recently reported its first human case of the West Nile virus. Alachua County Health Department’s Environmental Health Director Anthony Dennis believes risks of transmission have increased within [...]

Health and Science, Local | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shands holds it own version of the Tour de France

By on July 20th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:37 am

With the Tour de France coming to a close the Shands Fitness and Wellness Center has its own cycling race for people to try. Floridas 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Clint Holzapfel reports.

Local, Technology, University of Florida | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

County experiences first sign of Eastern Equine Encephalitis of the summer

By on July 18th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:41 am

Alachua County officials are monitoring the mosquito population after one of the county’s sentinel chickens was found to have eastern equine encephalitis.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green Townsend spoke with Environmental Health Director for the Alachua County Health Department, Anthony Dennis, who says [...]

Florida, Health and Science, Local | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thank you for your support

WUFT depends on the support of our community — people like you — to help us continue to provide quality programming to North Central Florida.
Become a Sustainer
I want to support FM 89.1/NPR
I want to support Florida's 5/PBS
Donate a Vehicle
Day Sponsorship Payments
Underwriting Payments