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Shands pediatric programs earn top nod

Multiple pediatric programs out of Shands have gained top rankings in the state and are among the best in the nation. Shands Hospital for Children at the University of Florida gained recognition this week for the diabetes and endocrinology program and gastroenterology program, both deemed the top in the state. …

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Ridding the stigma of depression

Studies estimate that approximately 17 million people suffer from depression in the United States, yet many do not seek treatment. Mental health expert and author Carol Kivler says this may have something to do with a stigma about depression. WUFT-FM’s Dan Katz spoke with her about the stigma of depression, …

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Gainesville innovators think outside the box

After Florida Sustainables took home the Cade Prize for innovation last night, the future may still be in plastics. Two University of Florida innovators, Dr. Stephen Miller and Ryan Martin created Florida Sustainables to create plastic that is both cost effective and more environmentally friendly. Earlier today, Dan Katz spoke …

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Lawmakers tackling pill mills

The Florida Senate has unanimously passed legislation to crack down on the state’s growing pill mill problem. The latest version of the bill will now get sent back to the House. This proposal does include the prescription drug monitoring database touted by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.

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Single-parenting on the rise

A study done by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development shows the United States has a high rate of single-parenthood. According to the study the U-S has the highest rate with single parents raising 25% of children. Though the economy is causing much financial strain on single-care-givers and families, …

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