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Julie Rochester
Julie Rochester is the guest speaker at the eighth annual Roger Kalisiak Alumni Lecture, scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the McCaerins Auditorium of the Yordon Center. Rochester is a tenured professor of athletic training at Northern Michigan University in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, where she has been director...
Michelle Case
NIU students are learning the inner workings of biomedical engineering, a cutting-edge industry that applies engineering principles to medicine. Biomedical engineers have played a huge part in stem cell research, tissue engineering and several other monumental discoveries in the field. Students can experience the hands-on work of a biomedical engineer in the College of Engineering...
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NIU’s annual Wellness Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom and Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center. Sponsored by the Employee Assistance Program and Campus Recreation, the fair provides information regarding all aspects of health and overall well-being for employees, students, retirees and...
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A downstate judge ruled Tuesday that health care for retired state workers is not constitutionally guaranteed. A long-standing benefit had allowed retirees with 20 or more years of service to retire with full health insurance coverage (for themselves, but not dependents) without paying premiums. A series of lawsuits filed in Sangamon County sought to preserve...
Lisa Takara and Shiraz Tata
As scientists learn more and more about the intersection of mental health and physical health, the numbers become more and more alarming. Studies estimate that anywhere from 50 to 80 percent of encounters with the medical industry have some sort of mental health component. Yet many doctors, nurses and other health care workers admit their...
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NIU Health Services is celebrating the 24th annual Health Information Professionals Week from Sunday, March 17, through Saturday, March 23, along with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). This year’s theme is “Accurate Data, Excellent Care.” In accordance with this theme, Health Services will have a bulletin board display in their lobby highlighting important...
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Eyes get old, just like other parts of the body, but people can take steps to preserve vision. “Eventually, we all develop cataracts,” says James Dillon, an NIU expert on eyes. At the next STEM Café, Dillon will speak on how the eye changes with age and what people can do to slow the deterioration...
Spring-breakers headed for the beachfront be forewarned: It’s not just polluted water that can harbor illness-causing microbes; digging around in the sand can pose risks, too, especially for children. “Beach sand is definitely a major source of pathogen exposures,” says Northern Illinois University’s Tomoyuki Shibata, a professor of public health and an associate of the...
Clersida Garcia
Clersida Garcia, associate professor in the NIU College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, has been appointed to a four-year seat on the Governor’s Council on Health and Physical Fitness. Garcia, a 22-year veteran in the field of physical education, has given more than 100 presentations at state, national and international conferences and...
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week begins Sunday, Feb. 24, and continues through Saturday, March 2. NIU will recognize the week through a series of events sponsored by the Counseling & Student Development Center, Health Enhancement, the Women’s Resource Center, Campus Recreation and the School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences. All-week events Wear PURPLE all...
Genetically modified crops have been grown in the United States for decades, but they remain controversial. Are these crops the answer to world hunger? Good for the environment? Safe to eat? NIU’s STEM Café will address the topic, “Miracle Crops or Frankenfoods,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Taxco Restaurant, 223 W. State St....
Patrick McMillion
From Buddha to Thoreau to Krakauer, histories from all corners of the world have told stories of men and women who have found emotional catharsis from experiences with nature. It seems that, even with the advent of cell phones, iPods and PDAs, evolution has not caught up. Humans are still hardwired to crave nature, exercise...
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