Health

A low socioeconomic status might not be the underlying cause of infant mortality and low birth weight among African American babies. Instead, researchers are looking at the role stress plays. Angela Neal-Barnett, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, explains how...

Two students from Kent State University at Ashtabula are leading a team of students from Gannon University in partnership with 3sixty5 Health Innovations, an Erie, Pennsylvania-based startup, which is releasing an all-new health mobile app aimed at helping users maintain a healthy lifestyle. Joseph Kuvshinikov, associate professor at Kent State...

It all comes down to a fraction of a second. Who can push off the block first? Who can jump the highest? Who will cross the finish line ahead of everyone else? In the end, speed is the ultimate winner - it can separate the good from the great. Richard Dahome is one of the greats. This year alone, as a member of the Kent State University Men’s...

This year, Kent State University College of Nursing will celebrate 50 years of nursing education, research and community outreach. To kick-off the year-long celebration, the college hosted a birthday party for students, faculty, staff, alumni and distinguished guests Monday afternoon in Henderson Hall on the Kent campus. “You are a legacy of...

While scrolling through your favorite social media accounts, it doesn’t take long to get bombarded by politically-charged posts. After one or two, you can feel your blood pressure rising and the temptation to share a thought or two - or even twenty. Closing your accounts and disengaging altogether is not realistic. So, what should you do to...

Kent State University's Recreational Services and Residence Services departments have collaborated to open a new fitness facility in the Tri-Towers Rotunda, exclusively for on-campus residents. The 7,000-square-foot Tri-Rec includes more than 70 brand-new exercise machines and free weights. The space, which previously housed an architecture...

They are known as the living dead, the undead or the walking dead - and they are found in more than horror and fantasy books and movies. Zombies are also in the academic work of Tara Smith, Ph.D., associate professor in Kent State University’s College of Public Health. From lectures to research and articles, Smith uses zombies to explain how...

As a community resource officer for Kent State University Police Services, Tricia Knoles has seen, heard and experienced it all - the good and the bad. Over time, the wide range of stressors on the job can take its toll. Although the consequences may not be immediately recognized, they do accumulate throughout an officer’s career. “We are so...

Officers from Kent State University Police Services looked a little scruffy in November as they participated in No-Shave November to raise awareness for cancer. No-Shave November is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for cancer prevention, research and education. Its goal is to get hairy for those cancer patients,...

Product also can help athletes recover from blisters and calluses that can impede their performance Kent State University students Nilin Rao, Ph.D., and Craig Verdin, and Exercise Science and Physiology Professor Ellen Glickman, Ph.D., are the co-founders of TheraPod Medical LLC, a wound-care company that is looking to transform the field of...