Improving the Care of Chronically Ill Patients
Research from Assistant Professor Nathan Shippee shows that a person-centered patient care approach, called LifeCourse, significantly improves the experience of the chronically ill compared to usual care within just six months.
People Who Experience Discrimination at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
Research by post-doctoral fellow Kara Whitaker shows that individuals who reported two or more major experiences of discrimination had a 34 percent increased risk of developing diabetes.
Majority of Sodium in American Diet Comes from Packaged and Restaurant Foods
Research by Professor Lisa Harnack shows that 71 percent of the sodium we eat comes from commercially prepared foods, such as restaurant meals and packaged foods.
Competition Lowers Insurance Premiums
Research by Associate Professor Jean Abraham and PhD student Coleman Drake shows that competition drives down premium costs in federal health insurance marketplaces.
In the News
Dianne Neumark-Sztainer: Teasing teens about weight may do lasting harm (U.S. News & World Report)
Michael Osterholm: Trump’s new budget puts Americans’ health in serious danger (Fortune)
Roger Feldman: Fairview-HealthEast deal continues trend of health systems bulking up (Star Tribune)
Kathleen Ronchi: Barriers to HIV testing in rural Wisconsin (Superior Telegram)
Public Health Radio
Toben Nelson: Sunday Liquor Sales and Minnesotans’ Health
Rachel Hardeman: The Role of Race in Health
Wendy Hellerstedt: Tips for Women’s Health
Jonathan Oliver: Protecting Yourself from Lyme Disease
Michael Osterholm: Vaccines Help Prevent the Spread of Disease
DeAnn Lazovich: Avoiding Skin Cancer