Health Department Advises Norovirus Workers to Stay Home

October 22, 2013 in Ocala News

Florida Health Department officials have sent out special alerts to school, food service and health care workers who may be infected by a recent outbreak of norovirus in Marion County. […]

Chili’s Teams With Motor Enthusiasts to Save Children

September 24, 2013 in Ocala News

OCALA, Fla., Sept. 21 (THP) — Saturday, Ocala’s Chili’s and James Watson, the organizer of an independent car show, joined forces to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Sheri […]

Second Rabies Alert Issued for Marion County in July

July 28, 2013 in Ocala News, Top News

Florida’s Department of Public Health issued a second rabies alert for an area just west of the Ocala city limits in Marion County. This is in response to a raccoon […]

Rabies Alert Issued for North Marion County

July 22, 2013 in Ocala News, Top News

OCALA, Fla. — A rabies alert has been issued for the area just north of Ocala in Marion County. According to the Florida Department of Health, the alert is in […]

Urgent to Make Your Hurricane Plans Now

July 15, 2013 in Ocala News

OCALA, Fla. — Florida Department of Health officials are advising state residents to make final preparations in the event of a hurricane watch in your area. When a hurricane watch is […]

National HIV Testing Day: Free Testing Offered at Three Marion Locations

June 25, 2013 in Ocala News, Top News

OCALA, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Marion County will mark National HIV Testing Day by offering free HIV tests at three Marion County locations on Thursday, June […]

Health Department Cautions FL Residents on Mosquito-borne Diseases

June 16, 2013 in Health & Lifestyle, Ocala News, Top News

Mosquito season already is upon us as summer rains begin. The Florida Department of Health is advising state residents to be especially alert to symptoms of mosquito-borne viruses during the […]

Florida Issues New Vaccine Requirements

June 9, 2013 in Ocala News, Top News

OCALA, Fla. — New health requirements mean children may need an additional polio vaccination before they can enter kindergarten. Students entering seventh grade need the tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis, or Tdap vaccine. Students […]

Marion County Offers Domestic Violence Reduction Event on April 6

April 1, 2013 in Ocala News

The Marion County Children’s Alliance will sponsor its “Hands Are Not For Hurting” expo on Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Ed Croskey Center located […]

Happy Berthday! SpaceX’s Dragon Craft Safely Makes it to the ISS!

March 3, 2013 in Ocala News, Technology, Top News, U.S. News

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. ─ Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX) privately developed Dragon space capsule successfully docked today with the International Space Station at 8:56 a.m. ET. Friday, March 1, The Dragon […]

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