Health

The way in which a parent responds to a child’s injury often impacts how upset the little one becomes. A panicked parent often means a crying, hysterical child. A calm kiss on the boo-boo and a quick return to regular business, though, and the child is likely to forget about the incident. This age-old bit of...

Single molecule biophysics sounds complicated because it is. Then again, so is cancer. So it makes sense that one of Kent State University's molecular biophysicists would take on the most notorious challenge in medical science. Now Dr. Hamza Balci, an associate professor of physics in Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences, has at least one...

Neither Hurricane Irma nor Hurricane Maria could stop a Kent State University nursing student from graduating, even though the Category 5 storms that hit the United States Virgin Islands last September forced Debra Thomas to make a difficult decision. “The hurricanes put a serious financial burden on me and my significant other,” said Ms....

Kent State University’s strategic focus on the health and well-being of students is receiving national recognition. Active Minds, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising mental health awareness among college students, announced Kent State as a winner of the prestigious 2018 Healthy Campus Award.  Active Minds worked with the nation’s...

The College of Arts and Sciences invites you to join us for the sixth annual Neuroscience Symposium on April 25-26, 2018 at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center. This year's topic is "The Neuroscience of the Healthy Brain," with John Cryan, PhD, as our keynote speaker on Wednesday April 25 at 7 p.m. Dr. Cryan is a professor and...

Viral tweets are circulated around the internet every day. Whether they are entertaining, infuriating or moving, they usually evoke some type of strong emotional response, which is how they become viral. Eli Kalil, a junior applied communications major at Kent State University, saw just how powerful the tool of social media can be when he posted an...

Police officers rarely find out how victims are doing after a crisis. In most crisis situations, they deal with the immediate threat and move on. But Kent State University Police Officer Anne Spahr recalls the moment when she knew she had saved a life. A young woman, who previously suffered from suicidal behavior, approached Officer Spahr at the...

Kent State University’s DeWeese Health Center is on a mission to create a culture of wellness on campus that incorporates body, mind, spirit and financial well-being, as well as a sense of community. To this end, the DeWeese Health Center’s Wellness Committee recently accomplished one of its wellness initiatives of creating a community garden...

Kent State Magazine

We’re all getting older—that is, if we’re lucky. Kent State experts share their advice on how to prepare for and make the most of our golden [Flash] years. By Lynette Lamb | Illustrations by Melissa Olson As Baby Boomers become senior citizens—and attempt to redefine that stage life as they’ve redefined previous ones—articles and...

Kent State University Athletics is the first in the Mid-American Conference to provide student-athletes with a cryotherapy chamber. The therapy uses subzero temperatures, under 200 degrees Fahrenheit, to help muscles recover quickly. The department installed the chamber in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center) Annex building in...