Care Point construction underway

TaMaryn Waters, Democrat staff writer7:04 p.m. EDT September 13, 2016 The groundbreaking was a decade in the making. On Tuesday, a boxed frame collected ceremonial concrete that was churned and smoothed. The inaugural foundation symbolizes the start of construction of Care Point Health and Wellness Center, which will stretch along an entire city block at South Monroe…

Perspectives: Chronic Disease Impact

Listen to our Deputy Director, Charlie Adams, talk about HIV/AIDS on Perspectives with Tom Flanigan here. They are joined by Candace DeMatteis, policy chief for the Florida Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease; Brenda Olsen, chief mission officer for the American Lung Association of the Southeast; and Dr. Nicole Bixler, president of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association…

FDA May Lift Restrictions On Gay Blood Donations

WFSU • By ARYANNA DUHL • JUL 27, 2016 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may be lifting regulations on blood donations from gay men. The move comes after pressure from activists in the wake of a mass shooting at an Orlando gay club and blood shortages that followed. Big Bend Cares Deputy Director Charlie…

Big Bend Cares Expansion Underway

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) — Work is now underway to expand a Tallahassee healthcare organization in the city’s Southside neighborhood. WTXL first reported about Big Bend Cares’ expansion plans last September. The organization is in the process of adding a 25,000-square foot facility across from its current location at Magnolia and Monroe streets. Deputy director Charlie…

Meet an Artopian: Becky Keaton

What is your favorite photography subject, and why? Not sure I can answer the question about my favorite subject to photograph because I love wildlife, people and nature in general. I photograph the dogs at the Wakulla Shelter in Crawfordville for the Facebook page in hopes that people will fall in love and go adopt…

Meet an Artopian: Heather Spurlock

How would you describe your artistic style? To describe my artistic style…well, I never stick to one thing for too long. I like to try a little bit of everything when it comes to art. I like to think of myself as a “free bird” in the art world. What influences you to incorporate buttons…