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National experts to discuss patient safety challenges and trends June 9 at inaugural Patient Safety Forum at Jacksonville University

The first statewide/regional conference bringing together hundreds of health care leaders, nurses, physicians and students to hear from renowned experts on patient safety is set for Friday, June 9, at Jacksonville University.

The Patient Safety Forum also celebrates the formal …

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‘I felt the children were like dry soil, looking for a drop of water’ – Dr. Sawsan Tabbaa helps children including Syrian refugees in Florida’s largest ‘Give Kids A Smile’ effort

Dr. Sawsan Tabbaa will never forget a child named Ahmad.

The JU School of Orthodontics Clinical Associate Professor was handing out free Give Kids A Smile dental kits containing toothpaste, toothbrushes and instruction cards to 300 Syrian refugee children at …

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Major leap in participation at annual Faculty/Staff Health Fair

We would like to thank everyone who came out for the Faculty/Staff Health Fair held last week at the Davis College of Business.  The turnout exceeded expectations, with more than 235 individuals taking part in the health screenings, and many …

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HEALTHY LIFE: Thyroid nodules can be harmless

“Could the lump in my neck be cancer? Are all thyroid nodules cancerous?”

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland in the lower front portion of the neck, below the Adam’s apple. Its function is to make thyroid hormones, …

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Nursing’s Dr. Carla Fry walks on “hallowed grounds” with towering achievement of a Fulbright Scholarship

Dr. Carla Fry, Undergraduate Director of the Nathan M. Bisk Center for Online Learning and Director for the Keigwin School of Nursing’s RN-BSN Program at Jacksonville University, has been awarded a prestigious 2017-18 Fulbright Scholarship to teach and conduct research …

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Coping with moral injury: The signature wound of a generation of veterans

For veterans, moral injury – described as a deep sense of transgression and feelings of shame, grief and meaninglessness from a violation of core moral beliefs – is a topic not easily addressed.

However, on April 6, this signature wound …

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School of Applied Health Sciences’ pioneering program to address region’s mental health specialist shortage off to booming start

A leading-edge effort by the School of Applied Health Sciences to boost the number of mental health and substance abuse paraprofessionals in the region is off to a strong start, with projections for nearly 60 people to complete free Enhanced

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