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Most women aren’t aware of cancer overdiagnosis risks, UMN study says

October 20, 2017

Less than 20 percent of women in the U.S. are aware that routine mammograms can lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment of breast cancer, according to a University of Minnesota study published this month.  The...

Students and staff participate in a yoga class offered by Boynton Health Monday.

UMN study suggests yoga prevents weight gain

October 19, 2017

Yoga may be effective in preventing weight gain, according to a University of Minnesota study published this month. In response to the growing obesity epidemic in the U.S., University researchers wanted...

Doctoral student in Environmental Health Science Yang Liu poses for a portrait in her office on Tuesday, Oct. 10. Liu took fourth place in the CDC's 2016-17 flu forecasting competition and is preparing for this year's contest.

UMN student places fourth in flu forecasting competition

October 12, 2017

One University of Minnesota doctoral student stood out at a national flu forecasting competition this summer.  Each year the U.S. Centers for Disease Control holds an influenza forecasting competition...

Janice Hawkins is apart of the ADAPT program. The program is geared towards helping families who have a parent that is or has been deployed.

‘Training … to be a good parent:’ University program helps military parents adapt to civilian life

October 5, 2017

When Sgt. Major Tina Lenling returned to the U.S. from a 15-month deployment in Iraq, she was reluctant to admit that her family needed help. Members of the military are taught to solve problems independently,...

University to use $11.2 million grant to research back pain

October 2, 2017

A University of Minnesota health center was awarded the first phase of an $11.2 million grant last month to study non-drug approaches to prevent chronic back pain.  Researchers at the University’s...

Student Nicole Lyren gets a flu shot at a walk-in clinic at Boynton Health Dec. 8, 2015.

Boynton gears up for flu season with vaccine clinics

September 28, 2017

With flu season looming, the University of Minnesota’sBoynton Health is setting up flu clinics across campus.   The clinics, in 15 different locations on the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses, will...

Researchers investigate link between breast milk and obesity

September 21, 2017

A University of Minnesota study aims to better understand infant and child obesity by focusing on breast milk.   Researchers working on the Mothers and Infants Linked for Healthy Growth — or MILK...

Obstetrics units inaccessible for many rural women, U study says

September 18, 2017

Over half of rural hospitals in the U.S. no longer have units for childbirth, according to a University of Minnesota study published this month in Health Affairs. The study shows the percent of hospitals...

University-hosted conference aims to shift conversation around gun violence

September 14, 2017

Health professionals, advocates and public officials hope to leave a first-annual conference co-hosted by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health this week with a plan to address gun violence...