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Kent health professionals discuss overcoming anxiety in competitive society

Kent health professionals discuss overcoming anxiety in competitive society

Madison Tromler Professional Licensed Mental Health Counselor Joan Lucci can remember having one form of anxiety as kid.   “I recognized, ‘Oh my gosh,’ I had social anxiety when I was young, and I had no idea,” Lucci said. She’s not alone. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America says 40 million Americans have an anxiety disorder and only about 37 percent seek treatment. The World Health Organization reports anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorder worldwide. Kent…

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Flu shot season raises concern over vaccine effectiveness, side effects

Flu shot season raises concern over vaccine effectiveness, side effects

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is one of the country’s most common illness. Since 2016, the number of cases of the flu has increases steadily. In 2018, the CDC reported less than half of Americans get their flu shots. Around 48 million Americans had the flu last year and numbers are expected to rise this year. “You’re most contagious if you have the flu probably within the first 3 to 4 days. If you’re coughing and sneezing you’re probably…

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Drink Local Drink Tap Leads Edgewater Beach Clean Up Event

Drink Local Drink Tap Leads Edgewater Beach Clean Up Event

Drink Local Drink Tap has been continuing their efforts to rid water sources of trash. In celebration of Earth Day, DLDT held a beach clean up at Edgewater beach this Saturday. Drink Local Drink Tap is a not-for-profit organization that aims to educate people on the polluted water crisis. They typical earn their revenue with donations. Over 100 people participated in the clean up this weekend. A lot of organizations participated including the Litter Bugs another not-for-profit organization. Russa Wenzel,…

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Different Paths to take after Graduation

Different Paths to take after Graduation

Graduation is only a couple of weeks out and seniors are figuring out what the next step is after college. Mackenzie Bailey and Will Malthaner are two seniors that are graduating this semester and are taking different paths. Bailey is going to further her education here at Kent while Malthaner is going to land a job through the connections he’s made through his internships. “I’m going into higher ed, so I want to work in a college or university, and…

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Kent States School of Nursing holds Mock Disaster Simulation

Kent States School of Nursing holds Mock Disaster Simulation

Kent States School of Nursing program held their annual mock disaster simulation where nursing students learned how to prepare and act during a mass medical emergency. At this disaster simulation they practiced different ways to dispense medication and treat certain illnesses that happen with pandemics like anthrax exposure and outbreak flu cases. “we work to make all kind of plans, arrangements for our community so we can be prepared in the event something happens,” said Portage County’s Health District Preparedness…

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