Health & Wellness
Tue, 01/29/2013 —  In the field of athletic training, there has been talk for several years that new graduates are not ready for the work force. A University of Kansas professor has conducted studies showing that both employers and recent graduates partially...

Thu, 01/24/2013 — HealthCare Design magazine has named Frank Zilm, the University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design and Planning's Chester Dean Lecturer, as its Heathcare Design Educator of the Year. Zilm received the honor earlier this month as a member...

Fri, 01/18/2013 — Fifty-eight University of Kansas students will work on research projects funded by the Undergraduate Research Award program this semester. “The Undergraduate Research Award, or UGRA, program has been around KU for over 20 years,” said John...

Researcher Ric Steele suggests engaging the family in healthy lifestyle behaviors is essential.
Tue, 01/15/2013 —  Despite recent data showing that childhood obesity in the U.S. has begun to drop, overweight and obese kids and teens remain a personal and public health hazard. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 17 percent of...

Phillip Vardiman, assistant professor of health, sport and exercise science at KU, has conducted an epidemiological study on injury and illness data from athletes who took part in the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Mon, 01/14/2013 — International athletic competitions such as the Olympics bring competitors, fans and coaches from across the world together.  A University of Kansas professor is conducting a study to see how such events might bring different areas of medicine...

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Thu, 01/10/2013 — University of Kansas research on communication and aging is the basis of several guidelines in a new manual developed by the Gerontological Society of America for health care providers who frequently interact with older patients. Communicating...

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Wed, 12/19/2012 — The Dec. 14 massacre at a Newtown, Conn., elementary was the second-deadliest school shooting in American history. Despite the bloodshed, Americans probably shouldn’t expect sweeping reform when it comes to gun control policies, said Don...

Tau protein model
Thu, 12/13/2012 — Alzheimer's disease, the devastating condition that leads to dementia and eventual death, has long baffled researchers with its complexity. One hallmark of the disease involves a deformed protein called tau that spreads from brain cell to brain...

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Tue, 12/11/2012 — A partnership between Kansas Children's Service League, a private nonprofit social service agency, and University of Kansas researchers has shown that restorative justice helps at-risk youth reach their educational potential while reducing...

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Mon, 12/10/2012 — Anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer knows that the disease can raise challenging emotional issues for both patients and caregivers. A gift from the Kansas Masonic Foundation will help to address those needs. The foundation has made a $1...

Twente Hall
Wed, 12/05/2012 — In celebration of the lives of her children, Vergie Anderson and her husband, Mark Anderson, of Kinsley, have committed $150,000 to establish an endowed scholarship for the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare. “We wanted to do...

Tue, 12/04/2012 —  For high school students with emotional and behavioral problems, the stakes couldn’t be much higher: With dropout rates higher than 50 percent, members of this group who leave school before graduation often endure lives fraught with poverty,...


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