Health

What do you do if a student in class or at work starts showing up distracted, less talkative or stops showing up at all? Ignore it? Ask about it? But how do you start that conversation? Thanks to mental health training offered at Kent State, faculty and staff are better prepared for recognizing symptoms of distress, having conversations with those...

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Kent State University Geauga Campus is a rigorous academic environment that requires serious discipline, study, practice, and testing. It’s also an intimate environment of friends, instructors, and mentors who support each other from one challenge to the next, and inspire one another to reach...

Kent State of Wellness

Yoga on the Green  Kent State of Wellness, in partnership with the university's Department of Recreational Services, presents Yoga on the Green, a fun evening of meditation, yoga, giveaways and more. Also, learn about on-campus health and wellness resources, including the university's new bike-share program. This event is free and open to...

Targeted at widening students’ educational opportunities in preparing them for a career in occupational therapy, the Kent State University at Ashtabula Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Technology program recently announced the creation of a hybrid model, combining online learning with more convenient on-campus laboratory sessions. The new...

Food allergies can be as dangerous as firearms for children who don’t have the skills to react responsibly to when they’re exposed to them. A Kent State University researcher with a background in safety training models — and a very personal motivation — has devised a method to help some children with food allergies stay safe, and the...

Science is complex, and it’s difficult to discuss it with children under the best circumstances; it’s even more difficult when they are hungry.   Two Kent State University researchers may have cooked up a way to solve both of those problems, and the National Science Foundation just awarded them a three-year, $1.3 million grant to determine...

Kent State alumna Shannon Gardiner, BSN ’09, RN, CCRN, always knew she wanted to help people, but also longed for a career that would provide flexibility along the way. After a few years working in Akron Children’s Hospital’s pediatric Intensive Care Unit, followed by some time as a traveling nurse, a Google search for volunteer...

A Kent State University professor is conducting a collaborative research project to studying how ballroom dance can help to manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Angela Ridgel, Ph.D., associate professor of exercise science and physiology in the College of Education, Health and Human Services, began the...

Mindfulness has been found to have several benefits for those who practice it, including helping to build resilience and stress reduction. However, according to the Center for Koru Mindfulness, the way that mindfulness is often taught is neither relevant nor accessible to the people who would benefit from it the most. The center’s Koru...

Dynamic duo. Jasmine Long and Sharon Ware grew up in different neighborhoods, but their connection transcends residential blocks. Broken barriers now build the dreams to change their communities for the better.  Ms. Long hailed from the southeast side of Canton; Ms. Ware called Massillon home. But, the obstacles to accessible health care were the...