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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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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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Fit Life: Plogging, the Fitness Craze That Gets You + JU in Shape

By Heather Hausenblas, PhD

Originating in Sweden in 2016, and now a global fitness trend, plogging is one part “jogging” and one part garbage “picking.” It comes with all the health benefits of jogging while at the same time cleaning …

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trees4ever: Jacksonville University June 4 Week-long Campus Tree Planting

1971 TBT vs. 2013 version of tree in roundabout

By Sheri Webber

“Sustainability is a nice, big umbrella, from energy efficiency and water conservation, to transportation, dining services, grounds, recharging stations, waste and recycling. It’s a little bit of everything, and it’s all about improving the student experience,” says …

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More recovery specialists on the way for region with major $447,150 training grant to School of Applied Health Sciences

More peer recovery specialists will be available for underserved areas as JU’s School of Applied Health Sciences and Nathan M. Bisk Center for Professional Studies enhance a pioneering training program with a major $447,150 subcontract awarded through a federal grant …

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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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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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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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