Health

The numbers compiled from coroners statewide are staggering: 4,149 Ohioans died from unintentional overdoses last year, from drugs including heroine and fentanyl, and the fatalities are expected to be even higher by the end of 2017. To call attention to the problem, a Kent State University student has turned the epidemic into a theatrical...

The National League for Nursing has again designated Kent State University’s College of Nursing as a Center of Excellence for 2017-2022 in the category of “Advance the Science of Nursing Education.” The use of leading-edge educational technology allows the college’s students to learn and practice the skills needed to become future nurse...

Kent State University has been designated as one of the Top 25 most active employers in the country. The university placed 17th in the Large Employer category of this year’s national On the Move Workplace Challenge. That is a significant improvement from last year’s 29th-place finish. “Our employees continue to demonstrate their passion for...

Kent State University has opened the doors to its new state-of-the-art sports medicine facility. Located in the MACC Annex (behind the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center) and spanning more than 10,000-square feet, the two-floor space is a key asset for the Golden Flashes' 425 student-athletes.    

Team Kent State “moves” up the leaderboard Kent State University has been designated as one of the Top 25 most active employers in the country. The university placed 17th in the Large Employer category of this year’s national On the Move Workplace Challenge. That is a significant improvement from last year’s 29th-place finish. “Our...

Kent State University’s current Police Academy cadets recently scored a collective 100 percent on their State of Ohio Physical Fitness Assessment. Only 12 of the 29 cadets, formally known as BAS 17-016, initially passed the assessment on Feb. 6 at the beginning of the program. “They made a commitment to one another,” says Class Commander...

Pokémon GO’s worldwide release one year ago sent crowds hiking through parks, meandering into streets and walking for miles in search of Pokémon, those cute little digital characters that appear in real locations on your smartphone. Capturing the little monsters isn’t just fun for the players, it might be good for their health. Too often we...

Today marks the one year anniversary of Pokémon GO’s worldwide release that sent crowds hiking through parks, meandering into streets and walking for miles in search of Pokémon, those cute little digital characters that appear in real locations on your smartphone. Capturing the little monsters isn’t just fun for the players, it might be good...

Starting July 1, 2017, all Kent State University campuses will become smoke-free and tobacco-free. The new policy applies to all students, employees, volunteers, vendors, and visitors on all Kent State property locally and abroad. The policy is in alignment with the university’s healthy campus initiative. Kent State is dedicated to providing a...

Antwan Dixon is overcoming the odds after receiving a life-saving blood transfusion from his father. The 5-foot-8 wide receiver is battling a rare blood disease. Dixon played his freshman year with Kent State University before taking time off to undergo treatment. Dixon tells WINK News that he plans to make a full recovery and return to the team....