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Strep throat bacteria vaccine developed by U researchers

December 12, 2000

Strep throat, toxic shock and flesh-eating disease are only a few of the ailments caused by Group A streptococcus bacteria. Each year, strep throat alone accounts for 10 percent to 30 percent of general...

Researchers at U propose link between

December 8, 2000

The relationship between periodontal and heart diseases is the subject of a proposed multinational study coordinated by University researchers. Teams from the School of Public Health's Division of Epidemiology...

Boynton tries to keep flu bug at bay with free immunization clinics

December 7, 2000

Nursing and pharmacy students have joined forces and are poised with syringes in hand to give flu shots today at two University locations. The walk-in clinics will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at the Academic...

United Way ranks Minnesota best state for quality of life

December 6, 2000

A United Way study ranked Minnesota the top state in the nation for overall quality of life last week. The 1998 statistics moved the state to the number-one position from its 1997 sixth-place ranking. The...

World AIDS Day marked with activities, heightened awareness

December 1, 2000

Today marks the 13th annual World AIDS Day, being observed in 190 countries, with activities planned throughout Minnesota and the Twin Cities. Although the AIDS virus no longer commands the media spotlight...

Committee proposes banning on-campus tobacco sales

December 1, 2000

Cigarette sales will cease at the University if the Twin Cities Student Unions approve a recommendation drafted Tuesday at a meeting of the Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drugs Committee. The proposal is to...

U Health Fair offers tips to shed holiday pounds

November 22, 2000

Two days before Thanksgiving, nutrition educator Deanna Latson presented tips on healthy eating during the University Student Union-sponsored Holiday Health Fair in Willey Hall. Speaking to an audience...

Medical students reach out to patients in Greater Minnesota

November 20, 2000

Medical School student Hugh Smith left the crush of the Twin Cities and University campus Oct. 16 to experience the daily activities of a rural Minnesota doctor. Now, Smith is one of 34 third-year medical...

Secondhand smoke focus of Smokeout campaign

November 16, 2000

Today's Great American Smokeout has changed tactics. The 24th Annual American Cancer Society-sponsored day has shifted from getting smokers to abstain for a day to promoting awareness of second-hand smoke...

Forum discusses use of theater in African AIDS education campaigns

November 10, 2000

The use of popular African theater in presenting the perils of AIDS is the subject of a presentation today at 1 p.m. in Room 5, Blegen Hall. In more than 30 years studying African media, Louise Bourgault,...

U receives grant for study of child abuse and influence of race

November 9, 2000

The incidence of child neglect in Minnesota and the disproportional reporting of incidents based on race will be the subject of a federally funded University study. The Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations...

Boynton short on flu vaccine, students sent elsewhere for shots

November 7, 2000

As flu season approaches, vaccine shortages have kept the University from getting its flu shots. And officials at Boynton are getting sick of waiting. David Golden, Boynton community programs specialist,...

Surgery

November 6, 2000

Since he was 4 years old, Mark Heinlein has worn thick glasses. Yet Saturday, one day after his LASIK eye surgery at the University, the 38-year-old sales manager drove his car without any corrective lenses...

U physician fights to give girl normal esophagus

October 30, 2000

A University physician is using a procedure he himself developed to save the life of 11-month-old Italian baby Mannela Magaldi. Born with esophageal atresia -- a birth defect where a portion of her esophagus,...

Professor awarded grant for educating hearing-impaired

October 24, 2000

Susan Rose, associate professor in the department of educational psychology, has been selected as one of five regional coordinators of a federally funded grant awarded for educators in deaf and hard-of-hearing...

U receives grant to support

October 20, 2000

The University's complementary and alternative medicine efforts received a boost last week in the form of a grant awarded to the University's Center for Spirituality and Healing. The National Institutes...

FDA-approved drug slows progression of multiple sclerosis

October 20, 2000

Last week the FDA approved a drug that aids the crippling secondary-progressive stages of multiple sclerosis. Mitoxantrone -- marketed under the name Novantrone -- was previously marketed for use in leukemia...

Boynton workshops help students cope with stress

October 6, 2000

Every Wednesday at noon, dozens of people seeking relaxation head to the lower level of Boynton Health Services. The first 30 to arrive participate in stretching and breathing exercises guided by a yoga...

Grant for University to study uninsured and underinsured

October 3, 2000

A grant awarded to the University's School of Public Health by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation last month will fund the collection of statistics to help clarify issues related to health insurance. University...

tudent opinions divided over abortion pill approval

October 2, 2000

After the Food and Drug Administration approved the controversial abortion pill, RU-486, last week, University students for and against the pill have been speaking out. Personal privacy and the tendency...

rainer guides students to wellness

September 29, 2000

Hiring a personal trainer usually isn't in a University student's budget, but a new Boynton Health Service program gives students the advice of a world-renowned exercise specialist. Now when Dan Halvorsen...

Computer program aids stroke victims

September 27, 2000

Some college students spend hours staring at television monitors numbing their brains, but patients in the University's physical therapy program do the same to stimulate theirs. The program's new study...

Gonorrhea cases up; disease shows rising resistance to drugs

September 26, 2000

Gonorrhea used to go away with a dose of penicillin, but in some parts of the country the sexually transmitted disease has become resistant to the standard treatment. A recent Center for Disease Control...

Therapy students gain experience with senior citizens

September 21, 2000

For residents of a local health care center, today's open house is more than coffee and cookies. It represents a positive change in the level of personal therapeutic care now provided by the University...

xperimental protein provides new results, offers hope to many

September 20, 2000

University researchers discovered that using particular proteins reduces cancer in mice genetically susceptible to the disease. The four-year, $1.5 million study began last year and already has the University...

School of Nursing names new Lillehei chair, Densford director

September 18, 2000

After an intensive search, the University's School of Nursing named professor Joanne Disch to a newly created position in honor of Katherine R. and C. Walton Lillehei. Disch is now the Lillehei nursing...

enter for Spirituality and Healing accepts U award, honor for work

September 15, 2000

Five years after its inception, the University's Center for Spirituality and Healing is being honored today with an award for its work. The John Templeton Spirituality and Medicine Curricular Award recognizes...

eadership program complements range of interests, majors

September 8, 2000

First-year University student Daniel Fischer's experience as vice president in his high school's student council instilled in him a desire to be a leader. The University's new leadership minor is a perfect...

Students share study abroad experiences

April 15, 1999

As part of an independent study program last year, Paul Kelley, an international relations student, spent time in Korea. When he returned to the United States, he had a difficult time reacclimating to...

Professor’s research

April 14, 1999

Discussion ranged from ethnic cleansing to the federal government's immigration policy Tuesday evening as an intimate gathering of scholars at the Immigration History Research Center met to discuss Norwegian...

Music major not needed to play in Campus Orchestra

March 10, 1999

Just before 6 p.m. every Wednesday, several brass players rush into 85 Ferguson Hall for the weekly rehearsal of the Campus Orchestra. The room echoes with the sounds of instrument cases opening and rustling...

Praise, dance and song

January 19, 1999

An enthusiastic audience of more than 400 gathered to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sunday afternoon at the Ted Mann Concert Hall. The multicultural concert featured speeches,...

ROTC honors veterans with vigil

November 12, 1998

In conjunction with Veterans Day, members of the University ROTC posted Old Glory and the POW/MIA flag inside the Armory gym Wednesday to open a 24-hour candlelight vigil in honor of fellow soldiers who...