Health Of Jacksonville, JEA Investigation Updated & Happy Festivus — #15

Dec 15, 2016

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Welcome to Redux, a weekly newsmagazine from WJCT and the news podcast of the First Coast.

On this episode of Redux, we look at the overall health of Jacksovnille. Literally.

From the mental health of Jacksonville's youth to the concerns of local health professionals in the face of a new administration to an investigation into one of the area's largest mental health facilities, plus much more.

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Jacksonville's Black Leaders React To JEA Investigation

Leaders in Jacksonville’s African-American community are reacting to racially-insensitive emails that were circulated among JEA employees.

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Duval Students Self-Report Higher Than Average Suicide Attempts, Feeling Hopeless

Duval County high-school students are reporting higher-than-average rates of suicide attempts and feelings of hopelessness.

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UNF Professor Finds Young People Among Most Pessimistic

New research from the University of North Florida finds a link between poor memory and pessimism.

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Hospital, Insurance Execs Ask Lawmakers To Tread Lightly On Health Care

Hospital and insurance executives Thursday reminded First Coast lawmakers that even the smallest changes to policy could affect millions of patients.

Vaccination for the prevention of HPV virus is recommended by health professionals.
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State Begins Campaign To Educate Parents About Vaccine That Can Prevent Certain Cancers

A campaign is currently underway in Florida to educate parents about a childhood vaccine that can prevent cancers associated with the sexually-transmitted human papillomavirus, or HPV, in adulthood.

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Digital Content Editor Vince Kong can be reached at, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter @teamvincek