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Rick Scott Says He Won’t Let UF Health Jax Close

In Jacksonville Friday, Florida Governor Rick Scott says he’ll make sure that UF Health Jax stays open.

“I’m optimistic, you know. We’re in the session, and I’ll continue to work with the House and the Senate to make sure the right thing happens. And I’ll make sure that we keep all critical services running,” said Scott.

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Expert Says Gender Gap Exists in Medical Research

Research shows women should receive different care than men for some health conditions.

During an appearance on WJCT’s “First Coast Connect,” Dr. Marjorie Jenkins, a national expert on the intersection of gender and medicine said, “One of the biggest myths is that we assume that our providers are giving us healthcare based on our sex and gender — whether we’re male or female, woman or man  — and that’s really not correct.”

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Closing The Loop: Alia Reimer

Alia Reimer grew up in Rockledge, Florida and came to Jacksonville to go to the University of North Florida. She started building homes with Habitat for Humanity through a course she took.

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First Read: Friday, June 5, 2015

Duval County homeowners are much closer to being allowed to keep chickens in their backyards, Jacksonville is once again named a top city for those seeking employment, supporters of Florida land conservation face a tough road ahead in Legislative budge…

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New ‘Mobile Command Center’ To Help Restore Power Faster During Disasters

At Florida Power & Light Company in St. Augustine, the new MVP is a truck. From the outside it looks like a small RV. There’s a big pop-out monitor and a satellite dish. It would be perfect for tailgating at a football game, but FPL uses it to restore power, fast.

Ralph Grant was one of eight people who developed this truck. He calls it the mobile command center.

“It is as state of the art as we have in the utility business,” Grant said.

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