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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.
By Chip Skambis 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.
By WUFT News 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 [...]
By Clint Holzapfel 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.
By Donna Green-Townsend 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 [...]
By Fernanda Ponce on July 10th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:33 am
New mothers will see an increase of baby-friendly hospitals thanks to a National Breastfeeding Program known as the National Best Fed Beginnings program that aims to improve breastfeeding support for mothers. Shands Hospital for Children at the University of Florida [...]
By Forrest Smith on July 5th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:46 pm
When it comes to washing hands, the message from the Marion county health department is clear–wash them good. Health officials have seen a big jump so far this year in the number of stomach illnesses they think are caused by [...]