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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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Award Winning UF Neurologist Plans To Use New Grant For Groundbreaking Alzheimer’s Research

Doctors and scientists have spent decades anyalyzing the factors causing Alzheimer’s in hopes of finding a cure. One University of Florida researcher is being honored for his efforts and extensive research. WUFT’s Jessica Gable talked with Dr. Todd Golde about his long-time study of the disease. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/89Golde.mp3]

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Alachua County Schools Combat Childhood Obesity

Obesity in America has created national concern. As health insurance rates soar, citizens are seeking ways to improve their health. Childhood obesity is an even more pressing issue. Michelle McKenzie takes a look at how Alachua County schools are making efforts to do something about the issue. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/obesity.mp3]

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