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The Year in Photos: 2019-2020

Put aside the pandemic for a few minutes and take a trip down memory lane. The seemingly distant past captured below represents the many beloved highlights of the academic year—friends embracing amid triumphs, packed football stadiums, and the elation and excitement of starting a new life at college. An empty campus, though, provided a bittersweet […]

Jean Marie Place: Healthy Pregnancies Lead to Healthy Babies

Healthy pregnancies lead to healthy babies. It sounds much simpler than it is in real life. Jean Marie Place researches best practices for supporting at-risk women during this critical period.

Lenny Kaminsky: Better Living Through Exercise

We need more stress, according to Lenny Kaminsky. Not emotional but physical stress. Kaminsky studies how the body responds positively to the demands of exercise.

A Chocolatey Quiz in 19 Questions

Mmmm, chocolate. Well, not so much if you lived around 1,900 BCE in Mesoamerica. Back then, you’d be slugging down a mix of ground cacao beans, cornmeal, and chili peppers. It was an unpleasant concoction, according to a TED Education video based on research by Deanna Pucciarelli ,  associate professor of nutrition and dietetics in Ball State’s […]

Matthew Harber: Exercise Is the Best Medicine

You may not know Matthew Harber, but he wishes you a long, healthy life. The professor is an expert in aging well. His research helps health professionals develop the best exercise plans for lifelong fitness.

Collaboration Empowers Area Residents to Make Healthy Choices

As a community, Muncie and Delaware County have some of the best clinical care options in the entire state. Out of 92 Indiana counties, Delaware is among the top-15 leaders in providing excellent medical care for patients struggling with diabetes, hypertension, mental health disorders, obesity, and more. However, when it comes to health behaviors that […]

Nursing Alumna’s Mission: Better Care for People With Parkinson’s

Worldwide, people with Parkinson’s disease have Michael J. Fox advocating for them. Working closer to home and behind the scenes of the health care industry is Karen E. Springer. Karen, ’98 MSN ’02, is a nurse practitioner at Fort Wayne Neurological Center, where she has worked for 30 years. The School of Nursing graduate’s most recent project is […]