Health

Kent State University researchers study the link between Pokémon GO and increased exercise. 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...

Kent State University researchers study the link between Pokémon GO and increased exercise. 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. 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 tells WINK News that he plans to make a full recovery following a blood transfusion to fight a rare disease. 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....

Angela Neal-Barnett talks with WEWS about the relationship between stress during pregnancy and low birth weight in African American children. 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...

Joseph Kuvshinikov (center), associate professor at Kent State Ashtabula, sits with Kent State Ashtabula students senior business management major Jennifer Bean and senior insurance studies major Callen Weber. 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...

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...

Kent State University President Beverly Warren (right) and Dean Barbara Broome, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, blow out candles at the College of Nursing’s 50th birthday party Monday afternoon. 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...

Learn how to avoid all the negativity on social media. 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 students work out in Tri-Rec, a new fitness facility in the Tri-Towers Rotunda exclusively for on-campus residents. 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...