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Holiday baking pamphlets published by gas and electric companies from the Doris Kirschner Cookbook Collection. Photo courtesy of Megan Kocher.
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Talking holiday baking with U of M

As the holiday season approaches, bakers across the state are bringing out their cookbooks in search of traditional favorite recipes and potential new desserts that could delight friends, family and neighbors. 

Portrait of Mary Jo Kreitzer
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Talking holiday mindful eating with U of M

University of Minnesota Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing Director Dr. Mary Jo Kreitzer shares tips for maintaining mindful eating habits during this busy time period. 

Portrait of Carrie Henning-Smith-Smith wearing a grey cardigan leaning against a tree
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Talking rural healthcare with U of M

To mark National Rural Health Day on November 16, Carrie Henning-Smith, an associate professor in the School of Public Health who specializes in health and healthcare in rural communities, speaks about the unique challenges and opportunities related to addressing rural health and well-being. 

Image of a deer standing on a paved road with a deer crossing traffic sign in the foreground.
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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.

Image of Kate Schaefers standing outside at a park.
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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. 

Image of Dr. Petra Bachour talking to two dentistry students in scrubs in front of a monitor that shows an x-ray of teeth.
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Talking orthodontic health with U of M

For National Orthodontic Health Month in October, Dr. Petra Bachour corrects common misconceptions about the field of orthodontics and discusses why taking care of your orthodontic health is so important.

Gradeschool agred children running a race outside.
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Talking childhood ADHD with U of M

Professor Damien Fair, who leads the Masonic Institute of the Developing brain, shares considerations about what Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is, how it affects the brain and how we support those we know with ADHD. 

Image of the new Kudos apples hanging from a branch.
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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 climate-ready forests with U of M

Trees have started showing their spectacular fall colors across Minnesota. This year, the changing leaves have come early due to the stresses of ongoing drought. Drought, flooding and higher temperatures associated with climate change are all factors prompting University of Minnesota experts to think about the future of our forests. 

Portrait of Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
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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. 

"A woman sits in the grass in a park, holding a yellow ball and playing with her dachshund
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Talking summer pet safety with U of M

There are a number of seasonal hazards our pets need to navigate during the dog days of summer, from thunderstorms and extreme heat to pesky parasites. Assistant Professor Kristi Flynn with the College of Veterinary Medicine discusses what pet owners should be on the lookout for the rest of the summer to keep their pets happy and healthy.

Image of a healthcare worker bottle feeding a baby with a cleft lip.
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Talking cleft and craniofacial awareness with U of M

Cleft and craniofacial conditions are some of the most common birth defects nationally and worldwide, yet are often poorly understood by the public. Dr. Anna Thurmes with the School of Dentistry discusses the conditions for Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month.

 Professor Joseph Gaugler
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Talking Alzheimer’s awareness with U of M

In Minnesota, 97,000 people are projected to have Alzheimer’s disease this year. June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, and Professor Joseph Gaugler with the School of Public Health answers questions about Alzheimer’s, its symptoms and risk factors.