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Proud path: MECP program offers entry into U.S. Navy Nurse Corps

They’re a unique cohort of students at Jacksonville University, entering eager to learn all they can in their chosen subject and leaving not only with their bachelor’s degree but as officers in the U.S. military, proud alumni of one of …

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HEALTHY LIFE: What women need to know about bone health

You’re aging. You’re a woman. You have a diet low in calcium.

Those and other factors mean you could be at higher risk for osteoporosis, a medical condition in which bones become weak and brittle and more susceptible to fracture.

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FIT LIFE: Does exercise show signs of a ‘tomato effect’?

The “tomato effect” occurs when highly effective therapies are either ignored or rejected. Generally, the reason for this is that the therapies do not make sense in the context of popular beliefs or understandings. A tomato effect, however, can also …

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Fish robots, 3D-printed ukuleles, missing planes, Ebola, Ponzi schemes: yes, it’s time for the annual JU Symposium April 6-8

Jacksonville University’s 2015 Faculty & Student Symposium this Monday through Wednesday, April 6-8, features results from more than 100 projects, with topics including building a fish robot to gather data; Ebola; adolescent sports injuries; Ponzi schemes; improving first-graders’ behavior through …

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First Health Informatics master’s in region addresses industry need for ‘Big Data’ analytics

Responding to a changing healthcare industry demanding data expertise, JU’s colleges of Health Sciences and Business have collaborated to create the first health informatics master’s degree in the region, to prepare graduates for the workforce with the most relevant skills …

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FIT LIFE: Is Daylight Saving bad for your health?

In less than a week we will be “springing” our clocks ahead by one hour. It’s that time of year when we “lose” an hour of sleep – which most of us dread. In return, we “gain” an hour of …

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“The Walking Dread” panel discussion Feb. 24 examines plagues, zombie fears, science and culture

The fifth annual interdisciplinary panel discussion presented by Jacksonville University’s College of Arts and Sciences, titled “The Walking Dread: Society, Plague, and Zombies,” promises a provocative blend of discussion on scientific and medical discoveries, societal fears, literature and even …

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HEALTHY LIFE: Forgetfulness doesn’t always equal dementia

Have you ever had an older adult family member become disoriented, or confused about who they are? Perhaps all of a sudden they could not recognize close family members. Or they were tired and experiencing a lack

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