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BTN LiveBIG: Buckeyes transform physical rehab into an art form

During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. Brad Burns is a fierce competitor. Growing up, he gravitated toward sports that had lots of physical contact and intensity. “In high school, I was a football and ice hockey player,” he said. “I liked the idea of the physical exercise, the competition, being able to be across from somebody and hitting. To me it was always a release … just being

BTN LiveBIG: Wexner Medical Center, OSU students fight addiction one download at a time

When it comes to addiction, the road to recovery is hardly a smooth one. People who try to end their substance abuse and dependency often find it a long and bumpy ride, with detours and wrong turns along the way. Brandi Spaulding, a psychology intern at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center, is determined to make that road smoother and straighter, and she’s received valuable assistance from some tech-savvy OSU undergraduates to do just that. Spaulding, a doctoral candidate at Walden University in Minneapolis who’s finishing her dissertation on postpartum depression, collaborated with a handful of computer science majors to develop

BTN LiveBIG: Ohio State treats ADHD patients by training their 'mental muscles'

“We say that we’re running a brain gym.” That’s Dr. L. Eugene Arnold, professor emeritus of psychiatry at Ohio State University, describing a large-scale study on treatment for young children and adolescents with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) being conducted at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center. It’s a significant undertaking for Arnold, who has been on the Ohio State faculty for most of the past 35 years. The research he and his colleagues are performing is unique in that it employs sports-oriented techniques to counteract the condition’s effects in their young patients. “We are training them to use their