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Talking with U of M

Talking distance running with U of M

As runners begin preparations for races across the state in the coming months, Christopher Lundstrom, a lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, shares his expertise on how to train for upcoming races. 

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Research Brief

Only 1 in 4 rural US smokers attempted to quit during a one year period

While overall smoking rates among U.S. adults are declining, many communities remain disproportionately burdened by commercial tobacco use and the associated negative health consequences. Smoking prevalence among rural adults stood at 19.2% in 2020, compared to 14.4% for their urban counterparts. Previous research also shows rural people start smoking at younger ages and smoke more heavily than non-rural residents. 

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Expert Alert

Cybersecurity and Generative AI

 Artificial intelligence continues to rise in popularity as more people are using the technology for work, school and entertainment. 

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Talking with U of M

Talking processed foods with U of M

March is National Nutrition Month, an opportunity to focus on healthy and informed food choices. Job Ubbink, a professor and head of the Food Science and Nutrition Department at the University of Minnesota, answers questions about the difference between unprocessed, processed, and ultra-processed foods and how to make nutritious choices.