Health

There is nothing like it - holding a tiny baby in your arms. As a parent, you most likely know what it is like to get flooded with a rush of those ooey-gooey feelings. But why? How does it happen and what is the science behind those feelings for dads? Business Insider reached out to Heather Caldwell, associate professor and graduate coordinator...

We all know that we are supposed to exercise to reduce the risk of heart disease. But let’s face it, sometimes the only workout we get is walking from our office to the breakroom, and to the parking lot to drive home. So how then do we get the most out of those short walks? Kent State University researchers suggest putting the cellphone away –...

Losing inches around your waist could help improve your memory. John Gunstad, an associate professor in Kent State University's Department of Psychology, and a team of researchers have discovered a link between weight loss and improved memory and concentration. This includes losing weight with the help of surgery. The study shows that bariatric...

Kent State University’s Shanice Cheatham is one step closer to helping health care workers stop the spread of disease in underdeveloped countries. Cheatham took first place and won $4500 in the PITCH U elevator competition at the University of Akron, with the generous support of the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. Cheatham is the founder of Endemic...

Losing inches around your waist could help improve your memory. John Gunstad, an associate professor in Kent State University's Department of Psychology, and a team of researchers have discovered a link between weight loss and improved memory and concentration. This includes losing weight with the help of surgery. The study shows that bariatric...

Jeremiah Vaughan, a second-year Ph.D. student in the Exercise Physiology program, always had an interest in environmental physiology, and this summer he spearheaded a project that will help to add to the scientific knowledge in understanding respiratory protective equipment resistance on workers’ physical, cognitive, and subjective performance...

Sarah Burns, a second-year master’s student in the Nutrition and Dietetics Program at Kent State University, shows off a tomato that she and others in the program helped to grow over the last few months. Under the direction of nutrition and dietetics faculty member Natalie Caine-Bish, Ph.D., Burns and other volunteers oversee the Mighty Pack...

The personal finance website WalletHub recently compiled a list of the top 10 happiest states to live in, based on some unique characteristics. Twenty-eight metrics of happiness were measured across 50 states, including emotional health, income level and social connectivity of residents in each state. The happiest place to be? According to...

Anticipation and excitement consumed every inch of his face. Grinning from ear to ear, Matthew Dougard’s dream of flying was about to come true. But before he could buckle in for his introductory flight, Dougard had to climb up on a few pillows just to see over the front of the plane. At the ripe old age of six, Dougard was about to soar higher...

For the second time in as many years, Keri Richmond took her call for improving the foster care system to the nation's leaders in Washington D.C.   The senior public relations major recently participated in Foster Youth Shadow Day as part of Foster Care Awareness Month. Her trip included meeting with several members of Congress including...