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Critical care worker
Research Brief

Excess mortality during pandemic was higher among workers in critical occupations

While numerous news reports and previous studies have revealed disparities in COVID-19-related deaths among certain populations, including older adults, people of color, and people with pre-existing medical conditions, researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) have now added a new element to this conversation — differences in rates of death among workers in critical occupations during the pandemic. 

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Talking with U of M

Talking deer collisions with U of M

Raphael Stern and Ron Moen discuss safety tips and best practices as we approach the end of daylight saving time, when a marked increase in reported deer-vehicle collisions occurs.

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Expert Alert

How to stay warm while keeping the thermostat low

Dressing for winter means more than a high quality coat and solid snow boots. A bit of extra consideration for your inside winter wardrobe can make a lower thermostat setting tolerable and even comfortable — resulting in your family saving money and energy. 

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Research Brief

Playing professional football may shorten players' lives

Several recent studies have concluded that professional football players tend to live longer than other “American men in general.” This research implies that the benefits of professional football, including physical fitness and affluence, may outweigh risks such as cardiovascular and neurological health problems. 

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Feature

Never give up

A U of M medical team saves the life of a Chicago teen with a rare disease.

Woman wearing glasses, a face mask and a lab coat reaching for a bottle on a pharmacy shelf
News Release

New study tracks the number of pharmacies participating in 340B Drug Pricing Program

For more than 30 years, section 340B of the Public Health Service Act has required drug manufacturers to sell outpatient drugs at discounted prices to certain safety-net hospitals and health care organizations that serve uninsured or low-income patients. 340B-eligible health care providers (called “covered entities”) contract with pharmacies to dispense the discounted drugs — a mutually beneficial relationship that increases revenue for providers and pharmacies. Today, about 40% of retail pharmacies across the country have at least one contract with a 340B-eligible health care provider.  

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Talking later-life career changes with U of M

National Career Development Month this November is an opportunity to grow your skill set and reevaluate your job-related goals, whether you’re a new intern, seasoned professional, or someone who is interested in changing course later in your career.