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Talking family caregivers with U of M

November is National Family Caregivers Month and Joseph Gaugler, with the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, answers questions about who family caregivers are, what they do and common challenges they face.

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Talking holiday eating with U of M

Joanne Slavin, Ph.D., RDN, a professor in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition in the University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, answers questions about how you can make the most of your holiday dining experience both at your own kitchen table and out in your community. 

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Talking dental hygiene with U of M

Keeley Flavin, MSDH, discusses the rapidly growing and changing field of dental hygiene for National Dental Hygiene Month in October.

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Talking Halloween safety with U of M

The spookiest night of the year is almost here. While most are hoping for treats instead of tricks, there are important safety considerations to keep in mind before heading out for the evening. 

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Talking bullying in school with U of M

Marguerite Ohrtman, an associate professor in the College of Education and Human Development, shares her expert comment on how bullying affects students, and how schools can work to prevent during National Bullying Prevention Month.

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Talking invasive buckthorn management with U of M

Late fall is often an ideal time to remove invasive buckthorn species, which have spread widely across Minnesota. Buckthorn outcompetes native plants, suppresses the growth of canopy tree seedlings and reduces habitat quality for wildlife.

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Talking breast cancer with U of M

In recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, U of M expert Stuart Bloom talks about the subtle signs, risk factors and stigmas of breast cancer.

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Talking apples with U of M

If you enjoy a Honeycrisp, Haralson, SweeTango or First Kiss apple at your local orchard or farm stand this fall, you can thank the University of Minnesota apple breeding program for putting it there.

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Talking ovarian cancer with the U of M

Dr. Colleen Rivard with the University of Minnesota Medical School discusses ovarian cancer for September's Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

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Talking back-to-school reading habits with the U of M

Fall schedules are filling up fast for families as students head back to school. They will begin new activities like joining sports teams, auditioning for plays, participating in study groups and doing homework. 

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Talking mountain pine beetles with the U of M

For decades, the mountain pine beetle has caused an unprecedented amount of forest mortality in western North America, tearing through pine stands from the Pacific Coast all the way to the Black Hills of South Dakota.