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School: No more vaginal procedures for ultrasound training

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A Florida community college will no longer have ultrasound technician students practice an invasive vaginal procedure on each other, school officials said Tuesday, after two former students sued the college. Valencia College‘s president said in a statement that students instead will use simulators when practicing the invasive ultrasound scanning that is used to check on fertility problems. “Demonstrating our respect for and commitment to students is paramount,” Valencia College President Sandy Shugart said. An independent expert reviewed the program last…

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Today on Context Florida: Lenny Curry, Big Sugar, free parking and standardized test fail

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Today on Context Florida: Bob Sparks says Lenny Curry’s victory in Jacksonville last night shows Republicans the way to win. The political class is analyzing whether Curry’s win gives Republicans any advantage next year in the quest to capture Florida’s 29 electoral votes or to hold a U.S. Senate seat. Since Jacksonville and Duval County usually go Republican (Barack Obama lost this area twice), a Democrat winning twice in non-presidential election years would certainly give the GOP some cause for concern.…

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