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Urban Food: A Solution to Hunger?

Food pantries that rely on donations often face problems providing healthy food to low-resource populations. One partial solution for people who depend on food pantries in Gainesville is foraging and gardening to obtain fruits and vegetables.

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Secretary Post Remains Empty At Health Agency

Florida is grappling with an outbreak of hepatitis A but does not have a top health officer at the agency charged with ensuring the public’s health. More than four months after Gov. Ron DeSantis took office, the Florida Department of Health does not have a secretary. DeSantis’ nominee — Scott …

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Gainesville’s Mental Health Co-Responder Team Diverts Arrests and Saves Taxpayers Money

Shelley Postle and MaKenzie Boyer, who works for Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, are only a call away for those who are battling mental illness and in an emotionally charged situation. In April 2018, the Gainesville Police Department and Meridian formed the city’s first co-responder program.

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Panel Discussion Seeks Greater Clarity On Effects Of Hormone Therapy For Transitioning Individuals

The panel — titled “Transparency: Physiology, Wellness & Beyond in the Trans Community” — was one part of an event planned by Joslyn Ahlgren, the University of Florida’s undergraduate program coordinator in applied physiology and kinesiology.

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