Trust me, I am not a fan of my boys playing video games. We have strict house rules: no gaming during the school week and only for limited times on the weekend (pending if they behaved during the week). This …Read More »
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In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey that wreaked havoc on Houston, the question was often asked: Could it happen here? The answer was pretty straightforward: “Yes, it is not a matter of if, but when. Remember Matthew?”
Little did we …Read More »
Nearsightedness — the ability to see close objects more clearly than those far away — now affects about 50 percent of young adults in the United States and Europe. This is double the prevalence of half a century ago. In …Read More »
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, …Read More »
There’s been a lot of excitement recently around the marine science program at Jacksonville University. On Feb. 9, we announced a cooperative partnership with OCEARCH, which is by far the most widely recognized shark tracking organization in the world.
This …Read More »
The increasing use of video games and mobile devices is often blamed for people’s lack of interest in physical activity, but Pokémon Go may have changed that.
The virtual scavenger hunt for cartoon characters in real locations shows the Pokémon …Read More »
What an exciting time this is for the St. Johns River. After decades of suffering from a serious lack of caring, it seems attention is finally being paid to the river and its potential for Northeast Florida. I say this …Read More »
This is a hard column to write. The topic is difficult and complex, but in addition to that, we usually like to think things are not our fault. Someone else is to blame.
I’m talking about the algae bloom that
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, …Read More »
“What can I do to make a difference and help save the St. Johns River?”
It’s a question I often get when I speak to civic groups, garden clubs or classes. The answer is relatively simple, and I always answer