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RIVER LIFE: There’s a lot to measure when it comes to water

One of the marvelous things about the lower basin of the St. Johns River is the diversity of life that can exist within its banks.

In addition to the charismatic megafauna, those large animals that everyone loves, like dolphins and

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Record single-day manatee count announced by marine science researchers

The number of manatees in local waters surged to the highest single-day counts since surveys by Jacksonville University researchers began more than two decades ago, rising 15 percent to 217 over the previous record of 189 in 2012.

However, researchers …

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HEALTHY LIFE: How to cope with anxiety

Almost all of us have experienced some level of anxiety at some point in our lives.

In fact, mild anxiety is helpful in that it increases our perceptual field and our ability to get things done, as well as alerts …

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FIT LIFE: We need to get back to nature

Sometimes we can take for granted how nature has the ability to improve our health — directly and indirectly.

First, let me offer a vivid example of nature’s direct impact, in the very plants that surround us. Many of these, …

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JU awarded Bronze-level status as ‘Exercise Is Medicine’ campus by global movement founder Dr. Bob Sallis

Hailing its coordinated efforts to promote physical activity as a “vital sign of health” for its students, Exercise Is Medicine global founder Dr. Bob Sallis bestowed the Bronze Level EIM Award upon Jacksonville University April 11 before a packed house …

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RIVER LIFE: The news is good for our large river residents

It’s a wonderful time of year to be in Northeast Florida. I just returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., where it was freezing, literally 32 degrees, and windy. Ugh!

Luckily, I had thought to pack my overcoat with gloves

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