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Portrait of Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
Talking with U of M

Talking National Yoga Awareness Month with U of M

September is National Yoga Awareness Month. To mark the occasion, University of Minnesota School of Public Health Professor and certified yoga instructor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer shares the importance of yoga for better health outcomes. 

Zach Taylor

Finding his nursing niche

Doctor of Nursing Practice student Zach Taylor is finding his passion for health equity and planetary health. 

Black nurse wearing scrubs holding the hand of an elderly Black nursing home patient
Research Brief

Study finds disparities in functional improvement of home health care patients based on race, ethnicity and income

Reliance on home health care services is increasing in the U.S. A new study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) quantifies the degree to which home health care patients’ race, ethnicity and income level is linked to disparities in their functional improvement, which can include clinically significant improvement in activities of daily living and a reduction in dependency on continued medical treatment. 

Portrait of Melanie Firestone wearing a black blazer
Expert Alert

Tips for safe outdoor cooking

As thousands of people across the state head to backyards, cabins, parks, and other gathering places to enjoy meals in the great outdoors, Melanie Firestone from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) has advice for safe outdoor cooking.