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New partnership for Shands

Shands at the Universtiy of Florida will soon have new partners in the healthcare industry. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Kara Van Hoose reports officials say the patients will benefit from the organizations’ cooperation. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/karashandswrap.mp3]

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Marion County plans free CPR classes

CPR can mean the difference between someone living or dying. As WUFT’s Andrea Gazmuri reports, Marion County Fire Rescue personnel are making it their mission to train residents in this life saving procedure. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/cpr.mp3]

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Shands celebrates a half-a-million dollar gift for new pediatric oncology/hematology unit

Shands Children’s Hospital at the University of Florida celebrated the opening of its new Pediatric Oncology Unit on Thursday. The NASCAR and V Foundations combined their efforts to donate $500,000 toward renovations. WUFT-FM’s Patrick Colden spoke with V Foundation CEO Nick Valvano about his organization’s contribution to the unit. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/oncology.mp3]

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Marion County Brings Health Clinic To Those In Need

In Marion County, health department officials have come up with a way for residents who have difficulty seeing a doctor because of tough financial times. They’ve gone as far as literally taking their services to patients, especially in rural areas. As Michelle McKenzie reports, it’s a moo-ving situation. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/2Mooclin.mp3]

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Lessons Learned From Five Year Old Terry Schiavo Case

March 31st marks the five-year anniversary of the high-profile passing of St. Petersburg resident Terri Schiavo. Schiavo suffered irreversible brain damage which left her in a vegetative state. The Terri Schiavo case attracted national media attention. It also raised serious questions about just who and how to make decisions on …

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