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HEALTHY LIFE: Grief’s healing journey

No one is going to get through this life without experiencing some level of grief.

For most of us, when we think of grief, we think of the death of a loved one. This can be devastating, but loss of …

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FIT LIFE: Want to get in shape? Get a dog

There are many reasons almost 40 percent of U.S. households own a dog. Dogs provide constant companionship, give us unconditional love, make us happy and less stressed, teach responsibility to kids (and adults), and provide safety and entertainment. And caring …

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Risky Business: Adolescent Sexual Behavior and HPV

Dr. Christine Sapienza of Jacksonville University and Dr. Bari Hoffman Ruddy of the University of Central Florida were recent community discussion leaders at TEDxJacksonville’s salon on community health. In this online article published originally by Metro Jacksonville, they discuss

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Class of 2012 alumnus lands Costa Rican research position

Alumnus Lucas Meers, ‘12, is on a two and a half month journey with the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s field station in Tortuguero, Costa Rica; known as the birthplace of sea turtle conservation. Meers is one of only seven research assistants

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Seventh annual St. Johns River Report finds cause for optimism, concern

The seventh annual State of the River Report on the lower St. Johns River Basin leaves reason for optimism for the waterway, but with some caveats, including concerns about increased salinity, encroachment of non-native species, and wetland changes that may …

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RIVER LIFE: The St. Johns as an economic engine

Earlier this month, I was in Costa Rica with a small group of friends, including a retired ornithologist from Jacksonville University, where we saw almost 200 species of beautiful birds, fast-moving monkeys, slow-moving sloths and colorful frogs. Quite a trip! …

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A lifelong passion for the environment and our river’s health rewarded

As a child growing up near the Elizabeth River system in Norfolk, Va., Quinton White saw firsthand how neglecting or harming the environment can directly shape the quality of a person’s life.

“We kids would go down to the mudflats …

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National Science Foundation’s $625,273 grant will benefit students in STEM fields

A nationally coveted $625,273 grant from the National Science Foundation will cement the University’s status as a premier institution of higher education offering Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Degree Programs.

The NSF is an independent federal agency created by …

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