Health

BSN Students with Patient The nursing program at Kent State University’s Geauga campus needs community support to continue producing top-trained nurses for understaffed medical facilities throughout northeast Ohio. A lead gift of $50,000 from a generous local foundation was recently granted to help the program purchase advanced equipment that helps facilitate premier...

On April 3, Kent State University is bringing together experts and stakeholders to explore the issue of mental health on college campuses with the 2019 Larry Pollock Kent State of Wellness Summit. Almost 40 percent of college students experience a significant mental health issue, and about 50 percent of the U.S. population will experience a mental health condition, according to Active Minds, a leading nonprofit organization for mental health awareness and education for students.  Recognizing the impact...

Kent State University’s College of Podiatric Medicine Kent State University’s College of Podiatric Medicine is testing a new technology for quick wound healing in diabetics and people prone to nerve damage. According to WKYC, the MolecuLight is a handheld camera being used in trials at the College of Podiatric Medicine and other locations across the country. The light works by alerting doctors to...

Kent State University student nurse Adam Roman of Garrettsville Kent State University student Adam Roman got his first taste of Cleveland’s University Hospitals when he was a young child. The junior nursing major from Garrettsville, Ohio, was eight years old when his youngest brother, Austin, then 13 months old, was diagnosed with Wilms tumor, a type of childhood kidney cancer. “We spent a lot of time at...

Kent State University College of Nursing juniors (from left) Aaliyah Davis, Adam Roman and Christina Hansen serve their clinical rotations at University Hospitals of Cleveland. University Hospitals and Kent State University are joining forces to address the ongoing nursing shortage in Northeast Ohio through a new nursing education initiative that will increase the number of baccalaureate-degreed nurses who enter the workforce each year. This program will better meet the needs of students, employers and the community and...

Students trained in Mental Health First Aid Kent State University's College of Public Health has received a $306,000 federal grant to be used for suicide prevention and to address other student mental health needs. The Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant will help to fund the project, More Aware, a collaboration among Student Affairs, University Health Services, Student Support...

Take advantage of Kent State of Wellness mindfulness offerings. Taking better care of yourself should top your list of New Year’s resolutions!   Start off your spring semester with mindfulness and meditation skills that can help you become more resilient, more mindful and more rested, and enjoy the many other benefits associated with this wellness approach.   Meditation Across Campus   The Kent State of...

Generic health image Kent State University’s College of Public Health has received a $375,000 grant that will be used to provide mental health awareness training to personnel in Medina County public schools.   The three-year grant, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will enable the college’s Center for Public...

Hand-washing Kent State University’s Tara Smith, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology in the College of Public Health, told SELF Magazine that people need to be vigilant about hand-washing to prevent the spread of disease, particularly after air travel. “People are carrying pathogens from all over the world, so it’s more likely you’ll be exposed to...

Kent State University employees and Flash, the university mascot, take part in a spinning class. For the third year in a row, the American Heart Association has recognized Kent State for its workplace wellness program. Employers who invest in their employees by promoting a culture of health with comprehensive workplace wellness practices, evidence-based policies and programs and senior leadership support create a genuine value proposition for their employees. This often translates into improved employee engagement and a healthier, more productive workforce. For...