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Heat's effect on pregnancy

With rising temperatures across the Midwest, Audrey Dorélien, an assistant professor in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs speaks to how extreme heat can have negative impacts for pregnant women.

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World Sickle Cell Day

Alexander Boucher with the University of Minnesota Medical School, M Health Fairview, is available to comment on sickle cell disease and the impact that it has on our communities.

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New FTC guidelines for social media influencers

Christopher Terry with the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication is available to comment on the potential impact of a new ruling by the Federal Trade Commission on advertising disclosures by social media influencers.

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Highly invasive jumping worms

The highly invasive jumping worm, which can damage soil and gardens, has spread across several Midwestern states, including Minnesota. 

Professor Joe Redden in the produce section of a grocery store.
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How to Grocery Shop Amid Inflation

Joe Redden with the Carlson School of Management shares five ways to be a savvier shopper as stores respond to inflationary pressures.

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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)

Carol Cardona, a professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, and Abby Schuft, an Extension educator focused on biosecurity, speak about the impact of HPAI and what Minnesotans could expect in the coming months.

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Embracing controlled burns to prevent wildfire spread

Director of the University of Minnesota Center for Forest Ecology Lee Frelich provides expert comment on the effectiveness of prescribed burns and explains how this strategy could make a difference going forward. 

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The impact of Super Bowl ads

When it comes to television commercials, the Super Bowl is the biggest stage. But does the investment pay off? Assistant Professor Linli Xu speaks to how much of an impression Super Bowl commercials leave behind.