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Youth e-cigarette use central theme of ‘Tobacco Free’ week in Marion County

The federal government declared youth vaping, or e-cigarette use, a nationwide epidemic. In light of these concerns and the misinformation surrounding this topic, the Bureau...

Marion County pushing vaccinations after alarming rise in hepatitis A cases

Marion County has seen 54 cases of hepatitis A since the beginning of January and health officials are encouraging residents to get vaccinated for the virus.

Marion County Sheriff’s Office taking part in effort to collect unused prescription drugs

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office will take part in an upcoming program to take back unused prescription drugs.

Marion County residents put on alert after raccoon tests positive for rabies in Reddick

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County is warning residents that a raccoon in Reddick tested positive for rabies.

Marion County experiencing alarming rise in cases of hepatitis A

Marion County is continuing to see an increase in cases of hepatitis A and is encouraging residents to get vaccinated for the virus.

Oft-closed Ocala breakfast eatery shut down for second time in less than a month

An Ocala restaurant that touts all-day breakfast servings has been forced to close its doors by a health inspector seven times since November 2016.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen suffered from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Paul Allen was ranked as the 44th-richest person in the world ($20.3 billion), co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates and then went on to found...

Moffitt Cancer Center specialist talks to VHA about possibility of dreaded diagnosis

“What would you do if you heard, ‘sorry, but you have cancer’,” asked Dr. Timothy Kubal, the guest speaker at the VHA-sponsored forum this week...

Ocala food truck shut down over hand-washing issues and lack of water

An Ocala-based food truck was temporarily shut down this past Friday after a health inspector found 10 violations – three of which were considered...

Charlotte Rae and Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Gabe Mirkin Charlotte Rae was a stage, television and film actress and singer who, at age 52, became widely known and loved as Mrs....

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