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Health Facilities Evacuated As Dorian Looms

Florida officials said Monday that 72 nursing homes and assisted living facilities and seven hospitals on the state’s East Coast had been evacuated in preparation for Hurricane Dorian. Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Mary Mayhew told reporters that only four of the long-term care facilities were evacuated because they …

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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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