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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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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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HEALTHY LIFE: A Healthy Body Image Means Every Body Matters

Nursed to Health, a recurring feature in The Florida Times-Union, has a new name—Healthy Life. Jacksonville University Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences faculty discuss symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments based on patient cases handled by instructors, students, and

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HEALTHY LIFE: Why Children Act This Way

By Sandra Brown, PhD, OTR/L, BCP, BCBA

Nursed to Health, a recurring feature in The Florida Times-Union, has a new name—Healthy Life. Jacksonville University Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences faculty discuss symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments based on

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HEALTHY LIFE: New Cholesterol Guidelines Just Released

Nursed to Health, a recurring feature in The Florida Times-Union, has a new name—Healthy Life. Jacksonville University Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences faculty discuss symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments based on patient cases handled by instructors, students, and

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HEALTHY LIFE: The Case for Cold Sores

By: Mary Gipson, PhD, ARNP

Cold sores? Fever blisters?

It has been estimated that as many as 50 percent of the American population has the virus that causes these painful mouth sores. But not everyone who has the virus develops …

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Fit Life: Plogging, the Fitness Craze That Gets You + JU in Shape

By Heather Hausenblas, PhD

Originating in Sweden in 2016, and now a global fitness trend, plogging is one part “jogging” and one part garbage “picking.” It comes with all the health benefits of jogging while at the same time cleaning …

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HEALTHY LIFE: When should you call in Hospice?

Recently I was asked a not so uncommon question by someone facing the loss of a loved one because of a terminal illness: How do you know when it’s the right time to call in Hospice?

For most of us, …

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HEALTHY LIFE: Ostomies require life adjustments

President Dwight Eisenhower, former pro golfer Al Geiberger, former all-pro Green Bay Packer Jerry Kramer, the late U.S. Speaker of the House Thomas “Tip” O’Neill and Olympic gold medalist and pro golfer Babe Zaharias all had something in common — …

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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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