Category Archives: Epidemiology and Community Health

Avoiding Skin Cancer

June 12

Skin cancer rates have been increasing steadily in the United States. We asked cancer researcher DeAnn Lazovich to explain the increase in melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer. “75 percent or more of all skin cancer deaths are related to melanoma, one cancer that is largely preventable. The reason…

Tips for Women’s Health

May 17

Mother’s Day marks the start of National Women’s Health Week. We asked women’s health researcher Wendy Hellerstedt what women need to know about staying healthy. “Obesity is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. 40 percent of women in the United States are obese, and those…

Sunday Liquor Sales and Minnesotans’ Health

April 20

In July 2017, Minnesota liquor stores will be open on Sundays for the first time in nearly a century. While School of Public Health alcohol researcher Toben Nelson says the decision was largely consumer driven, there are also other issues to consider. “A lot of the debate has focused on…