Category Archives: Faculty

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…

Competition Lowers Insurance Premiums

May 24

Research by Associate Professor Jean Abraham and PhD student Coleman Drake shows that competition drives down premium costs in federal health insurance marketplaces.

Protecting Yourself from Lyme Disease

May 22

Deer ticks are found across Minnesota and they carry a number of diseases, including Lyme disease. We asked tickborne researcher Jonathan Oliver how we can protect ourselves. “There’s definitely been an increase in the number of tickborne diseases in Minnesota over the last¬†20 or more¬†years,” says Oliver. He credits the…

Study Tests Cardiovascular Risk Models with Patient Health Data

May 18

A study by Assistant Professor Julian Wolfson tested two popular cardiovascular risk calculators using patient electronic health data and found that they maintain their accuracy at predicting cardiovascular risk when they are used in a clinical setting.