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FIT LIFE: Can time outdoors reduce the nearsightedness epidemic?

Nearsightedness — the ability to see close objects more clearly than those far away — now affects about 50 percent of young adults in the United States and Europe. This is double the prevalence of half a century ago. In …

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JU selected as Official Academic Partner of The District to study community’s effects on health

The partners behind The District—Life Well Lived Jacksonville, the 30-acre master-planned development on the St. Johns River, announced today that Jacksonville University has been selected to be the Official Academic Partner of The District.

Under the partnership, JU’s Brooks

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FIT LIFE: Can you become addicted to tanning?

I have vivid memories of skipping high school on sunny days in June (don’t’ tell my mom) to tan with coconut baby oil on the roof of my best friend’s house. Why? Because the roof was black and would attract …

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Savannah Bates ’17 doing the math on HIV with coveted Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

She won Jacksonville University’s top mathematics scholarship in 2015, was named its Woman Student of the Year in 2016 and earned its highest academic honor in 2017. Now spring graduate Savannah Bates has gone national, winning the prestigious Phi Kappa …

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Jacksonville University to become smoke-free Aug. 7

Jacksonville University will become a smoke-free campus effective Aug. 7, prohibiting all lighted tobacco products on all property owned, operated, leased, occupied or controlled by the University.

“At JU, we believe a healthy campus is a dynamic, productive campus, and …

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HEALTHY LIFE: Pregnant women at higher risk for zika

When people think of the Zika virus, they usually think of mosquitoes. Their bite is, after all, the primary mode of transmission of the disease. However, it’s important to know that this virus, first reported in the U.S. in 2015, …

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Path to better patient safety leads through new Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Institute Regional Center at Jacksonville University

The call to action came in 1999, when the Institute of Medicine issued its “To Err Is Human” report estimating that as many as 98,000 people were dying annually from preventable medical errors. Urged on by an alarmed public, the …

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