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FIT LIFE: Where we live affects our health

If you are like most Americans, you have already broken your New Year’s resolution of becoming healthier. Research published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology reveals that only 8 percent of us actually achieve our New Year’s resolutions.

Could we

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Sleuthing the Keys: what (or who) is the culprit behind coral reef decline?

For years, scientists have lingered over a tantalizing menu of possible causes for coral reef decline, ranging from increased algae, more predators and disease to exacerbating factors like human-influenced poor water quality, higher sea surface temperatures and rising ocean acidity.…

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The fertile power of STEM at JU attracts youthful attention

The batteries powered by a rhino’s “calling card” were a big hit. So were the dancing metal rings that showed how electromagnetism works, as well as the keychains, eyeglass frames and ukulele made with the 3D printer.

Those were just …

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HEALTHY LIFE: Food allergies & child advocacy

Food allergy is among the fastest-growing public health concerns affecting nearly every school across the United States. One in 13 children in the U.S., or roughly two in every classroom, has a food allergy.

Currently there is no cure for …

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RIVER LIFE: The St. Johns River is a present itself

As we celebrate this season — and, yes, I know this column appears on Christmas Day — my thoughts have turned to the gifts of the St. Johns River that we enjoy every day.

The river has given us so

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ASPIRE Campaign tops $100 million raised, announces $2.5 million from Bisk Family Foundation for online learning

bisk education logoJacksonville University’s ASPIRE comprehensive campaign has reached a record-breaking $100 million raised toward programs and facilities for its students, including a $2.5 million donation this week from the Bisk Family Foundation, the largest single investment in dedicated online learning in …

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FIT LIFE: Can We Bring Ciclovia to Jacksonville?

According to the 2014 Dangerous by Design report, Jacksonville ranks as the 3rd-most dangerous U.S. city for pedestrians and cyclists. These are not statistics to be proud of. The city’s many long roads with limited crosswalks and sidewalks …

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