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illustration by Melissa Olson We’re all getting older—that is, if we’re lucky. Kent State experts share their advice on how to prepare for and make the most of our golden [Flash] years. By Lynette Lamb | Illustrations by Melissa Olson As Baby Boomers become senior citizens—and attempt to redefine that stage life as they’ve redefined previous ones—articles and...

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illustration by Melissa Olson In its 50th year, Kent State’s College of Nursing has been designated a Center of Excellence for 2017–2022 by the National League for Nursing, in the category of “Advance the Science of Nursing Education”—the same category it received when first designated in 2013. It will be recognized at the 2017 Education Summit held in San Diego in...

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A Weighty Concern How can we halt the health hazard of childhood obesity? Kent State researchers weigh in on their latest findings.  By Michael Blanding The stock market fluctuates, hemlines go up and down, but one thing reliably keeps getting higher: the weight of American children. Since the 1970s, the percentage of kids in the United States who are classified...

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Photo by Melissa Olson As the heroin epidemic continues to make headlines and devastate communities across the country, Kent State sophomore public relations major Emelia Sherin found a way to help people better understand what’s going on, who is affected—and what we can do about it. By Emelia Sherin, as told to Jan Senn It all began because I was angry. In the...

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Dangerous Buzz illustrated by Melissa Olson / Kent State Magazine As stories about Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses make the news, Kent State experts prepare students to deal with future outbreaks—and share facts to help calm your fears. By Beth Skwarecki Zika. Dengue. West Nile. Malaria. When diseases like these hit the headlines, attention turns to the ferocious creature causing these outbreaks that...

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Anita Bradley ’95, photographed by Billy Delfs Nearly three decades into her own recovery, Anita Bradley ’95, founder of the Northern Ohio Recovery Association, is helping others get past their pain. by Justin Glanville Photography by Billy Delfs It’s the night the Cleveland Indians clinch their first entry into the World Series in 20 years, and an auditorium on the city’s East Side is...

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illustration by Mikey Burton Kent State researchers are studying how you can train and maintain a healthy brain. By Erin Peterson | Illustrations by Mikey Burton ’08 Our brains are curious organs, responsible for our most logical decisions as well as our most irrational behavior. They help us love and loathe, think and feel. They help us remember obscure geography facts...

illustration by Mikey Burton by Lauren Rathmell '17 Photography by Melissa Olson and Bob Christy '95 No Place Like Home Harriett Bynum, program director of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Kent State University at East Liverpool, stands in the kitchen of the recently renovated Locke House—home to the program’s learning laboratory—observing her...

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illustration by Mikey Burton In the expanding world of wearables, one challenge is how to tailor technology into something we’d actually want to wear. As fashion and technology merge, Kent State researchers and students from diverse fields are collaborating on innovations that could become an essential part of our everyday lives. by Jenni Laidman '77, illustrations by...

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illustration by Mikey Burton It’s a common scenario—you get stressed out and eventually it takes its toll on your health and well-being. That’s what happened last spring when Kathy Spicer was faced with multiple tight deadlines related to her work, spending long hours at her desk and grabbing meals on the go. During that time her brother died, just a year after she’d...