Tag Archives: UF Health

The Point, Nov. 23, 2022: SBAC swears in first all-female board

Subscribe to The Point, arriving in your inbox Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. The stories near you • Mainstreet Daily News: SBAC swears in first all-female board. “At a special meeting on Tuesday, Certain, a returning board member, along with three new members, Diyonne McGraw, Sarah Rockwell, and Kay Abbitt, …

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UF clinic provides treatment for long COVID symptoms

When 22-year-old Callen Camp got COVID in August 2021, she said it was the sickest she’s ever been.  By the time the University of Florida English senior was able to return to class, she said her brain was “muddy and slow.” Camp is among the nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults who develop long COVID after experiencing COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The UF Health COVID Restore Clinic treats the common symptoms of long COVID.

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National initiative turns to the arts in Gainesville to address youth gun violence

Gainesville and eight other U.S. cities have joined a national initiative called One Nation/One Project that uses the arts to improve community well-being. Each city selects an issue for the focus of the project. The Gainesville City Commission recognized youth gun violence as its local issue. The commission said it has allocated 2% – or $648,172 – of American Rescue Plan Act money to fund the project, which will address youth violence through arts and culture interventions.

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‘Recovery is possible’: UF Health Florida Recovery Center and other recovery organizations try to increase awareness of substance use disorders

A group of people wearing the same blue T-shirts gathered at Depot Park on Saturday. Some were running, while others were walking around the exhibition highlighting practical ways to recover from addiction. “I was an alcoholic for about 35 years. I lost my house, my wife (and) my job. I …

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No evidence that widely circulated report is true about fentanyl stabbing near UF campus

Authorities at the University of Florida say there is no evidence that a report circulating across UF’s campus is true, that a young woman was jabbed with a needle and unwittingly exposed to a high dose of the dangerous drug fentanyl. City and university police said they are aware of the report, which is spreading widely over social media and word of mouth. They are trying to identify its origins. The incident purportedly took place inside a popular Midtown bar across the street from campus last week. The bar’s manager and both police agencies said there were no reports of such an attack.

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