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Florida Counties Combat Growing Hepatitis A Outbreak Through Vaccination And Public Education

In August, Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees declared the outbreak a public health emergency and urged health providers to begin more intensified efforts to screen and vaccinate the public. 

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Virtual Reality “DREAMS” Helps Patients Cope In ICU

The Digital Rehabilitation Environment-Altering Medical System uses VR headsets and noise-canceling headphones to transport intensive care unit patients to remote beaches and hillsides, said Suvajdzic, a game designer and associate director at UF’s Digital Worlds Institute. There, they undergo guided meditation. 

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