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July 10, 2012

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (July 10, 2012)— Are you or someone you care about in need of a cancer support group, transportation for medical treatments or financial assistance with prescription drugs? Locate resources for these needs and more on the recently launched website www.CancerResourceGuideNCF.org. The Cancer Resource Guide of North Central Florida is a public service of […]

February 29, 2012

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Special to the Gainesville Sun, February 29, 2012 by Vivian Filer African-American women my age (three score and 10 and beyond) can probably relate as I do to Fannie Lou Hamer’s famous saying, “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.” Hamer, who spent many years working in the fields in Mississippi, was ready […]

February 29, 2012

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WellFlorida News Release GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 29, 2012)—Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men. The presence of risk factors in men should guide screening and treatment options, according to Dr. Johannes Vieweg, MD, of the University of Florida Department of Urology and Prostate Disease Center. As guest speaker at The […]

February 28, 2012

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Gainesville Sun, February 28, 2012 The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently downgraded the effectiveness of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test in preventing prostate cancer deaths, but that has been met with some protest. The North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative 2012 Kickoff plans a fuller discussion of that finding Wednesday with guest speaker Dr. […]

February 21, 2012

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Special to The Gainesville Sun, February 21, 2012 Imagine you learned last year that you had a life-threatening allergy to a common medication. This year you arrive in an emergency room, unconscious, and the medication you’re allergic to is a common treatment option. If the doctors treating you do not have access to your medical […]

April 27, 2011

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Business Report, North Central Florida The University of Florida may be the face of Gainesville, but health care is its economic backbone. When Dr. Kenneth Berns arrived in Gainesville in 1976, health care was like a teenager showing lots of promise but still finding itself. Alachua County Hospital had just moved into a new cornerstone […]

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