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Healthily ever after

Jane Comfort being held by her mother

Quick diagnosis and treatment by U of M doctors saved this child’s life.

Research Brief: Nearly all adolescents have eating, activity or weight-related issues

Research Brief

A new study by Professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, School of Public Health, reviews data from 1,455 participants. 

Research Brief: Traits and dietary intake of young adults who value gluten-free food

Demand has increased dramatically, but little is known about the public health impact of eating gluten-free food.

University of Minnesota, U of M Physicians and Fairview enhance M Health Agreement

Patient care, research, education and advocacy at core of the new approach

Research Brief: Explaining Herd Immunity Benefits Raises Willingness to Get Flu Shot

School of Public Health graduate Jacqueline Logan (MPH ’17) and Assistant Professor Nicole Basta led a study. 

Surgery changes a med student’s path

Kent Peterson and his fiancee and parents

Kent Peterson changed career paths after his rare engagement in his dad’s transplant.

U.S. Department of State Names Michael Osterholm U.S. Science Envoy

Michael Osterholm

Osterholm will combat biological threats by working with countries on infectious disease preparedness and more.

UMN Expert: Masonic Cancer Center urges increased HPV vaccination and screening

Deanna Teoh

Dr. Deanna Teoh, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center, explains the importance of getting the HPV vaccine.



Research Brief: Harnessing silicon nanoparticles to fight infections

There is an urgent need for better methods to treat bacterial infection, this research investigates one possible avenue.

Research Brief: New Guideline Lowers Age to Start Colon Cancer Screening to 45

A doctor writing on a clipboard

An updated American Cancer Society guideline says colorectal cancer screening should begin at age 45.

Wage hikes and health

A quarter, two ones, and a five, piled in that descending order.

A U study will probe the health-related impacts of Minneapolis’ $15-an-hour minimum wage ordinance.

Research Brief: UMN researchers make key discovery about human cancer virus protein

A blue-tinted

The discovery could have important implications for developing a strategy to stop the spread of HTLV-1.