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Opioid Alternatives Making Headway But Won’t Lead To Full Phase-out, Physicians Say

As the U.S. continues to struggle with its growing opiate-painkiller problem (33,000 deaths in 2015, the most ever, and an annual $78.5 billion price tag on abuse), physicians and policymakers are ramping up their pushes on alternatives for patients seeking pain relief. In 2016, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center — [...]

August 28, 2017 admin Health, Journalism/Communications, Tech 0

‘Helistroke’ Presents New Opportunity for Saving Critical Time in Stroke Care

The idea of sending physicians away from their home hospital came from organ transplants. Typically, once an organ becomes available, one surgeon will begin prepping the recipient while another will go by plane to harvest the organ from the donor. That makes for a “nearly seamless connection in the timings,” [...]

August 8, 2017 admin Business, Health, Journalism/Communications 0

WWII Line Runner Takes Land Mine Blast But Finds Many Blessings After

The date is Nov. 20, 1944, and Charles Earnest is helping run telephone line from a barn that’ll serve as a regimental headquarters for the 26th Infantry Division. The Allies are advancing deep into Europe, and the 26th is set up in Northeastern France, relatively close to the German border, [...]

April 21, 2017 admin History, Journalism/Communications, Photo 0

A Plumber at UF and in WWII, Gainesville Man Keepin’ On as Centenarian

In his Gainesville home, Tilden Counts Booth rocks in a living-room chair as he walks through his 10 decades on Earth. Behind him on the kitchen bar is a dispenser for his go-to candy, M&Ms, and tacked above are cards from his 100th birthday celebration in August. As he details [...]

April 11, 2017 admin History, Journalism/Communications, Photo 0

In Pearl Harbor Attack, Unarmed Navy Flyer Took Cover But Would Go On Offensive in the Pacific

It’s the night of Dec. 6, 1941, and Cass Phillips and friend Bruce Smithy are winding down the Saturday evening out with two lady pals. The two men, quite new to adulthood, are Navy radiomen for PBY Catalina seaplanes, which take off and land aquatically and patrol for enemy boats [...]

March 11, 2017 admin History, Journalism/Communications, Photo 0

At Pearl Harbor, Navy Musician Hung His Horn for a Stretcher

Music floats through the air of the Bloch Center arena near the docks of Pearl Harbor on this Dec. 6 night. There, the bands from the battleships Pennsylvania and Tennessee and the old transport and support ship Argonne are playing in the latest round of the months-long competition Battle of [...]

February 6, 2017 admin History, Journalism/Communications, Photo 0