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 the situation is not critical, but wants the public to be aware of the issue so they can prevent any future problems.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/AnthonyDennisQA.mp3]
Ocala Regional Medical Center has introduced new minimally invasive technology — called Impella — that helps patients' heart pump blood during high-risk surgeries. Since the first surgery in February, four more patients have gone through successful procedures with the technology.