Health

Graduate Student Jeremiah Vaughan is studying how low-oxygen effects the human body. 

A graduate student project develops into a countywide program to grow and fill backpacks with healthy foods.

If money doesn't make us happy, what does? A Kent State professor has a suggestion.

Matthew Dougard and Niki Kukwa never met, but they made a connection high above the clouds, drawn together by the will to fight and a passion to fly.

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.  

Kent State University graduate student Elizabeth Michel has gained much – both professionally and personally – through her experience working on the Fit for Life Workshop.

Physical therapy is usually a component of treatment for patients of Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative and motor system disorders.

Now, a Kent State University professor in the College of Education, Health and Human Services has designed a piece of equipment that serves that purpose and sets the bar for exercise therapy higher.

Kent State University graduate student Ashley Smith has a passion to get the public moving and eradicate obesity. As a result of her commitment and contributions to improving the health of the local community, the Ohio Public Health Association is recognizing Smith as a public health champion.

Kent State University’s Division of Student Affairs has partnered with the Jed Foundation Health Matters Campus Program, which is designed to help colleges and universities assess and enhance mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programming.  

During the four-year partnership, the Jed Foundation will work closely with administration across the entire Kent State campus system to evaluate and identify opportunities to help students become emotionally healthy before they reach the point of crisis.

In 2009, Shanice Cheatham, who received her bachelor’s degree from Kent State University in 2013 and is pursuing a graduate degree in environmental health sciences at Kent State, was told that her father had a 10 percent chance of living after being infected with MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. MRSA is a type of staph bacteria resistant to antibiotics used to treat general staph infections, according to the Mayo Clinic website.

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