Health and Medicine

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Top Five Medical Research Highlights for 2014

Medical research at the U of M had a banner year in 2014. From unlocking secrets of heart cells to pioneering a way to relieve the suffering of children with pancreatitis, the discoveries kept pushing back the frontiers of medicine.

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Breast Cancer Patient Helps Make Medical History in Minnesota

When Bonnie Harris was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, she had no idea she was about to make medical history. But she did—with a little help from state-of-the-art, vital organ-sparing radiation therapy she received at the U of M.

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Treating Diabetes with Beneficial Bacteria

In type 2 diabetes, the body’s poor response to insulin raises blood glucose levels. But a new treatment may be on the horizon; U of M researchers are investigating whether changing the mix of gut bacteria can boost sensitivity to insulin.

Health, Dental, and Veterinary Care

Health Care

Through University of Minnesota Health, you have access to breathrough health care at hospitals and clinics throughout the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota.

Dental Care

Receive general and specialty dental care through University of Minnesota Dental Clinics.

Veterinary Care

Find medical care for your pet through the Veterinary Medical Center.

Student Health Resources

Health Service

In the heart of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus, Boynton Health Service provides primary and urgent care; mental health services; dental and eye clinics; a pharmacy; women's health care; physical and massage therapy; and health promotions such as flu shots and nutrition services.

Health Benefits

Eligible U of M students are automatically enrolled in a health benefits plan. Learn all about your health benefits.

Other Student Resources

Recreation and Wellness

The University offers students a wide variety of options for keeping fit and healthy.

Health Sciences Education

If you seek an undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree in a health science, learn about the University of Minnesota’s education and training:

Find out how U of M research in the health sciences is transforming areas like organ transplants, cancer treatments, and disease prevention.