New hire in kinesiology enhances Iowa State’s relationship with Des Moines University

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After several years of collaborating with Iowa State University, Jim Lang officially joins the faculty here this fall with a speciality in exercise physiology — or understanding the mechanics behind how the body responds to movement.

Brain research aims to reduce effects of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease

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From music therapy to better nutrition and exercise, College of Human Sciences researchers are providing expertise in Iowa State University’s revolutionary brain initiative aimed at reducing effects of debilitating diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Researchers tackle obesity from multiple perspectives

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Iowa State University researchers in food science and human nutrition, kinesiology, and human development and family studies form a cross-departmental team seeking to better understand, prevent, and treat obesity throughout the lifespan.

Diet, exercise, and counseling combine to limit weight gain during pregnancy

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New research by Iowa State University shows that women can nearly double their chances of preventing excessive weight gain during pregnancy — and ensure a healthier future for themselves and their babies — with a comprehensive “lifestyle intervention.”

C-SPAN to feature Iowa State lecture on the evolution of nutrition

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An Iowa State University class lecture that traces the history of diet and nutrition guidelines will be featured this weekend on C-SPAN’s “Lectures in American History” program.

New Iowa State degree to advance skills of nurses, improve patient care

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The Iowa Board of Regents has approved plans for a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Iowa State University.

Greder named Rossmann Manatt awardee, to present public lecture on health and education

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Latino families in Iowa are gaining information and opportunities to improve their health and well-being, thanks in part to an Iowa State University associate professor in human development and family studies who serves as a human sciences state specialist in family life.

Kimberly Greder received the 2016 Rossmann Manatt Faculty Development Award for demonstrating exceptional creativity and productivity in scholarship, teaching, and service. She works with communities across Iowa to connect Latino immigrant families with resources to bring education through building trust.

Human Sciences students form campus clubs to increase Alzheimer’s disease awareness

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Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. However, students within the College of Human Sciences are working to bring healing and hope to persons affected by Alzheimer’s, and to raise awareness for battling the disease.

Helping parents understand BMI may lead to positive changes in childhood obesity

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Schools are taking a proactive approach to get students to move more and improve their eating habits. But it takes a team effort at both school and home to make a difference, said Greg Welk, a professor of kinesiology at Iowa State University.

Hilton Chair Lectures continue this week with spring 2017 series

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The 2016-2017 Helen LeBaron Hilton Endowed Chair Lecture Series — “Move for Life: The Health Benefits of Exercise Across the Lifespan” — will this week launch its spring 2017 lectures.