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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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HEALTHY LIFE: The Case for Cold Sores

By: Mary Gipson, PhD, ARNP

Cold sores? Fever blisters?

It has been estimated that as many as 50 percent of the American population has the virus that causes these painful mouth sores. But not everyone who has the virus develops …

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Remembering Beloved Professor of Biology Dr. Ted T. Allen

Professor Emeritus of Biology Dr. Ted Tipton Allen passed away peacefully on Mon., Sept. 3, after a short but hard-fought illness. A 47-year veteran of Jacksonville University (JU), Dr. Allen is fondly remembered.

Born March 22, 1932, in McKenzie, Tennessee, …

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RIVER LIFE: The Grim Future of Plastics

By Dr. A. Quinton White

In the 1967 movie “The Graduate” some may remember the scene where Mr. McGuire takes Benjamin (Dustin Hoffman) off to the side and delivers the famous quote:

“Plastics… there’s a great future in plastics.”

Little …

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River Life: Key Ingredients in St. Johns Algae Blooms

By Dr. A. Quinton White

While we have not set any records for hottest days this summer, at least not yet, it sure seems like we have had a very long spell of days with temperatures over 90 degrees. The …

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River Life: St. Johns River Is Key Hatchery for Shrimp

By Dr. A. Quinton White

One of the joys of living in northeast Florida is the ability to eat fresh Mayport shrimp. I was reminded of just how delicious they are earlier this week.

We took our Marine Science Summer …

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Her Path, Her Passion: JU Speech Pathology Student Receives $10,000 Nemours Scholarship

Wednesday, June 20, Jacksonville University (JU) Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) student Erin Marsh was awarded a $10,000 scholarship, a gift from Nemours Children’s Specialty Care Clinic presented during a celebratory dinner at the annual Nemours Cochlear Implant …

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RIVER LIFE: Small groups can make big impact on what’s around them

The connection between what happens on the upland and the resultant water quality of a river or lake is very complex.

Some people don’t seem to understand the connection between what happens on their lawns, streets and homes and water …

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FIT LIFE: Is gaming addiction a real disorder?

Trust me, I am not a fan of my boys playing video games. We have strict house rules: no gaming during the school week and only for limited times on the weekend (pending if they behaved during the week). This …

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