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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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FIT LIFE: Warmer weather leaves no excuse not to get out and get fit

It’s not too late to get healthier in 2017 – even if we’re long past the season of resolution-making and folks have moved on to other priorities. But with eight out of 10 American adults not meeting physical activity guidelines, …

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Therapy the Irish way is on the Spring Break Study Abroad itinerary for School of Applied Health Sciences students

When students in the School of Applied Health Sciences travel to Ireland this Spring Break, they won’t just be communing with nature at the Cliffs of Moher or hiking the Wicklow Mountains, they’ll be hitting the road (on the left …

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