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John Houder

Town hall: Annual check-ups vital to prevent cervical cancer

Tarcha Rentz, Ph.D., M.Ed. Steering Committee Member, UF Health Cancer Center Office of Community Outreach and Engagement, Founder, Wishful Thinking, Owner, Lingerie Essentials It is vitally important for women to get annual medical check-ups to help detect abnormal changes to their cervix to prevent cervix cancer. That…

First ladies discuss cervical cancer

First ladies of churches in Gainesville and surrounding areas gathered to discuss the well-being of the health of women in their congregations. The discussion was hosted by the University of Florida Health Cancer Center and  Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) Steering Committee. Billed as the Leading Ladies Brunch, the event…

Editorial: Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a time to move from awareness to action

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office announced that his wife, First Lady Casey DeSantis, the 41-year-old mother of their three young children, had been diagnosed with breast cancer.  Many Jacksonville residents probably remember Casey DeSantis from local television shows. She was host of First Coast Living and The Chat on…