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FIT LIFE: Can you become addicted to tanning?

I have vivid memories of skipping high school on sunny days in June (don’t’ tell my mom) to tan with coconut baby oil on the roof of my best friend’s house. Why? Because the roof was black and would attract …

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Savannah Bates ’17 doing the math on HIV with coveted Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

She won Jacksonville University’s top mathematics scholarship in 2015, was named its Woman Student of the Year in 2016 and earned its highest academic honor in 2017. Now spring graduate Savannah Bates has gone national, winning the prestigious Phi Kappa …

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RIVER LIFE: Anglers get chance to be part of river reef study

The St. Johns River is picturesque, flowing gently though Jacksonville. We look at and admire the beauty and tranquility of the water while enjoying the peaceful and calming effect.

What we see on the surface doesn’t tell the whole story. …

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HEALTHY LIFE: Pregnant women at higher risk for zika

When people think of the Zika virus, they usually think of mosquitoes. Their bite is, after all, the primary mode of transmission of the disease. However, it’s important to know that this virus, first reported in the U.S. in 2015, …

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RIVER LIFE: Impact of rains lasting; could prompt algae bloom

What a difference a month makes.

For faithful readers of this column, first, thank you, and second, you might remember that last month’s column was about the impact of the drought and the fires that resulted.

Now, we are experiencing …

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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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National experts to discuss patient safety challenges and trends June 9 at inaugural Patient Safety Forum at Jacksonville University

The first statewide/regional conference bringing together hundreds of health care leaders, nurses, physicians and students to hear from renowned experts on patient safety is set for Friday, June 9, at Jacksonville University.

The Patient Safety Forum also celebrates the formal …

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RIVER LIFE: St. Johns River susceptible to runoff from forest fires

Fire and water don’t mix, and fire when coupled with a lack of water can create a dangerous combination. This is readily illustrated in the huge wildfire that has recently burned just north of the Florida-Georgia line, and multiple fires …

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