Kevin Joy on Muck Rack

Kevin Joy

Columbus, Ohio
Features Reporter — The Columbus Dispatch
As seen in: The Columbus Dispatch, Washington Times,, The Modesto Bee, Wichita Eagle, The Canton Repository, The Patriot Ledger, The Herald News and 97 more

Ohio native and @DispatchAlerts features reporter -- arts, music, urban stuff, offbeat ( Couple things due but I always get it done.

Is the 5 Second Rule True?: 5 Second Rule Experiment on Food — A piece of food slips from your fingers or fork, tumbling to the ground. Nobody's looking. The floor doesn't seem dirty. Should you eat it? SEE ALSO: Don't Worry About the Antibacterial Soap Ban; Just Wash Properly Many folks have long obeyed the "five-second rule" - that is, if an item touches the ground only momentarily, it's considered clean and therefore safe to consume.

Hospital Magicians Conjure Magic Moments at Mott

Why Fibromyalgia Patients Can’t Regulate Their Pain — Using the technology to conduct blood oxygenation-level-dependent (BOLD) imaging and observe opioid receptors during the pain sequence, the research team found reduced binding ability of the opioid receptors, which could mean fewer receptor molecules present in the brains of fibromyalgia patients.

A Call for Putting Caution First in Genetic Mutation Testing — Studies that attribute genetic mutations to disease too often rely on an insufficient sample size to make a blanket statement. Or they cite a single mutation as the culprit when, in fact, a given illness is likely due to a confluence of mutative factors.

Why Antipsychotics and Dementia May Not Mix — "For many behaviors, it's kind of like killing a fly with a cannon," says Helen Kales, M.D., a professor of psychiatry and director of the Program for Positive Aging at the University of Michigan and the co-author of the study. "People have side effects that worsen the behaviors, and you have to give them even more medication.

Pokémon Go Makes Children’s Hospital ‘More of a Magical Place’ for Patients

Making Screen Time More Meaningful — A game-stocked smartphone or tablet shouldn't just be used to keep kids quiet. Hand-held tech tools, a U-M pediatrician maintains, ought to be a family affair.

Are Schools Prepared to Save Lives? — AEDs are now commonplace in schools and other public places such as airports and shopping malls. But a U-M study shows that many schools may not be prepared to use them.

Earth, Wind & Fire members honoring founder with fervor — A little more than a week after the passing of Maurice White on Feb. 4, the living players of Earth, Wind & Fire tempered their grief to celebrate the legendary pop-funk musician's joyful catalog and warm spirit. Beyond appearing to present Record of the Year honors at the 2016 Grammy Awards on Feb.

Local Limelight: Clay Otter — The modern-day rock music of Clay Otter suggests sounds that might have come out of Seattle in the 1990s. And the howling voice of front man Thane Leshner at times resembles that of Soundgarden's Chris Cornell. Given the generational focus of Leshner's sonic upbringing, that's no surprise.
More Articles →
Jan 30, 2015

@So1nternational Hey, I'm previewing the Chris Brown show for the Columbus Dispatch. Seeking fans. Got time to weigh in?

Sep 05, 2014

Catching Black Keys tonight at the Schott? Read @andydowning33 i'view w/Dan ( ) & my Pat chat ( ).

Aug 27, 2014

Sorry it's no banana stand, Michael! MT @DispatchAlerts Michael Cera pokes fun at Longaberger building 

Jan 12, 2014

Whatever, Usher and I once went through security together at a Delta terminal in ATL.

Nov 21, 2013

And "assertive mustard." MT @ColumbusAlive The Sycamore opens strong and to raucous crowds in German Village 

Nov 16, 2013

PSA: Justin Timberlake concerts are hazardous to your health.

Nov 07, 2013

From living rooms to the LES, Columbus band @saintseneca has listeners' (and Rolling Stone's) ear. Catch em tonight: 

Are You a Journalist?

Create a free Muck Rack account to customize your profile and upload a portfolio of your best work.

Create a Portfolio