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HEALTHY LIFE: Are you sure it’s a migraine?

By Kathleen Kavanagh DMH, MSN Ed, RN

Have you or a loved one ever experienced a painful migraine headache that became more frequent and chronic?

Some causes of migraines include a family tendency or genetic predisposition, hormonal changes, weather related …

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RIVER LIFE: Reef-building in the St. Johns River

By Dr. A. Quinton White

The St. Johns River is a fascinating ecological feature of Florida. It is critical to the very fabric of Jacksonville.

I often sit in amazement while observing the impact of the river on our lives, …

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RIVER LIFE: The Best Time to Act

(originally published Tues., Jan. 1, 2019, Florida Times-Union)

By Dr. A. Quinton White

Happy New Year! Some of you may have noticed that River Life has moved from the last Friday of the month to the first Tuesday in the

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FIT LIFE: Can exercise become an addiction?

By Heather Hausenblas, PhD

Have you ever noticed a very enthusiastic exerciser at your gym – someone who hogs the elliptical or does multiple fitness classes in a row five, six or even seven days a week? Perhaps you have …

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FIT LIFE: Get a Grip on Health

By Heather Hausenblas, PhD

Not only is your ability to grab, hold, twist, pinch, and squeeze needed for many everyday tasks – it may also indicate how healthy you are and how long you will live. That’s the message from …

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RIVER LIFE: When River Health Links to the Ocean

By Dr. A. Quinton White

Charismatic megafauna is a term we use for those large animals that people find fascinating. Manatees, dolphins, and whales come to mind. These often huge creatures can cause a sense of wonder when we see …

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Olympian Visit: Farrah Hall on JU Waterfront

By Sheri Webber

The first week in October marked Olympian Farrah Hall’s second visit to Jacksonville University (JU).

She says, “The story behind me coming to the University is interesting. Dr. Steven Davis, who is very enthusiastic about building a …

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RIVER LIFE: Annual State of the River Report

By Dr. A. Quinton White

The 2018 State of the River Report for the Lower St. Johns River Basin was recently released at the City of Jacksonville Environmental Symposium. As usual, the report contains both good and bad news. This …

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FIT LIFE: Yoga 4 Change

By Heather Hausenblas, PhD

Movement of any type, from running to walking to standing, and yes, even fidgeting, has positive health benefits. Yoga is another type of movement that has recently become a popular way to improve wellness. And for …

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