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Newly Elected to ASHA Advisory Council, JU’s Dr. Edge Lobbies on the Hill

By Sheri Webber

Federal funding for educating students with disabilities was introduced by lawmakers late last month. Thanks to the efforts of special education advocates, additional funding for children in need of speech, language, swallowing, and hearing therapy may soon become a …

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RIVER LIFE: Why Mudflats Are Critical to a Healthy Ecosystem

Growing up in the Tidewater region of southeastern Virginia near Norfolk, we used to play in what we called the “mudflats.” Later, in college and graduate school, I began to appreciate how important these areas were to the ecology of …

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HEALTHY LIFE: Holistic Practices Meet Traditional Western Medicine

By Charles Harvey, MSN, RN, CNOR & Pam Rillstone, PhD, APRN, CNS-BS, FT

Ever wonder why some days seem worse than others? Maybe a recent doctor’s visit revealed a blood pressure higher than expected even though you feel that you’re …

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RCAS Program Funds Innovative Student Research

By Carley Stickney

The inaugural 2018-2019 Student Research, Creative Activity, and Scholarship (RCAS) program is a grant opportunity offered internally by the Jacksonville University (JU) Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) made possible by a grant from the Arthur …

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Expert Panel Explores Patient Safety Solutions for Victims of Human Trafficking at Annual QSEN Forum

By Sheri Webber

About one in four human trafficking survivors come into contact with a healthcare professional at some point. But some members of the medical community feel they lack the awareness, training, and collaborative network necessary to combat the …

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RIVER LIFE: Overwintering Ends for St. Johns River Species

By Dr. A. Quinton White

Spring is just around the corner if it isn’t here already. We had a very mild winter, which for many us was a good thing. We only had to cover our plants a couple of …

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HEALTHY LIFE: Are you sure it’s a migraine?

By Kathleen Kavanagh DMH, MSN Ed, RN

Have you or a loved one ever experienced a painful migraine headache that became more frequent and chronic?

Some causes of migraines include a family tendency or genetic predisposition, hormonal changes, weather related …

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Collaborate JU Provides Platform for $25,000 in Research Grants

The logo for the Florida EPIC Program at Jacksonville University

By Sheri Webber

More than $25,000 was recently awarded to three interdisciplinary teams at Jacksonville University (JU) through Collaborate JU. This internal grant opportunity was offered by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP). A component of the Florida …

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RIVER LIFE: Reef-building in the St. Johns River

By Dr. A. Quinton White

The St. Johns River is a fascinating ecological feature of Florida. It is critical to the very fabric of Jacksonville.

I often sit in amazement while observing the impact of the river on our lives, …

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