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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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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.

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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.

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