Health

Mark van ‘t Hooft, Ph.D., electronic research administration support analyst in Kent State University’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, took to the Netherlands for four days this summer and walked 125 miles in the largest multiday marching event in the world. A lunch and learn was recently hosted by the Division of Human Resources’...

The 2017 results of the American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index were recently announced and Kent State achieved silver-level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. The American Heart Association created the index with its CEO Roundtable members, a leadership collaborative of...

A healthy campus starts with healthy employees. That is why you are encouraged to join TEAM KENT STATE as we embark on the inaugural launch of the On the Move University Challenge. This 12-week challenge begins Oct. 2 and provides Kent State University faculty and staff with a blue and golden opportunity to move more, sit less and become the Most...

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How can we halt the health hazard of childhood obesity? Kent State researchers weigh in on their latest findings.  By Michael Blanding The stock market fluctuates, hemlines go up and down, but one thing reliably keeps getting higher: the weight of American children. Since the 1970s, the percentage of kids in the United States who are classified...

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As the heroin epidemic continues to make headlines and devastate communities across the country, Kent State sophomore public relations major Emelia Sherin found a way to help people better understand what’s going on, who is affected—and what we can do about it. By Emelia Sherin, as told to Jan Senn It all began because I was angry. In the...

Antibiotic resistance is a public health crisis that threatens the lives of millions of people around the world. Yet, according to a new report released Aug. 29, the U.S. policy response fails to adequately address this major challenge. The commission report was authored by 12 antibiotic resistance experts from the fields of infectious disease...

It’s that nagging question you ask yourself every Thanksgiving after you have piled the food sky-high on your plate and savored every last morsel: “What happened? Were my eyes bigger than my stomach?” For many years, doctors and dieticians have focused on overeating as part of the reason for the obesity epidemic in America. There is sound...

According to Ideastream®, a black infant in one Ohio county is more than three times more likely than a white baby to die before his or her first birthday. As part of a continuing series, “Zip Code: the Hidden Vital Sign,” Ideastream talks with Kent State University Professor Angela Neal-Barnett about the relationship between racial stress in...

Where you live could determine how long you live. It is a struggle for many living in the inner city where residents often fear for their safety. To better understand the impact that fear has on mental and physical health, Ideastream's Sound of Ideas talked with local experts, including Andrew Curtis, Ph.D., co-director of the GIS | Health &...

It’s called the Acting White Accusation (AWA). Researchers say it arises when a Black adolescent's racial identity is perceived by other Black adolescents as being not Black enough. Researchers also say the accusation of Acting White can cause anxiety and isolation. Angela Neal-Barnett, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Psychological...