Research from MPH student Yasuhiko Kubota shows that the less education people have, the greater their chances of developing cardiovascular disease.
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Important health disparities exist between people living in rural areas and those in urban areas. For those living in greater Minnesota, maintaining good health can be a challenge. Rural health researcher Carrie Henning-Smith says much of this is due to social determinants of health. “[In rural areas] People live farther from…
Associate Professor Sarah Gollust published a study showing that users of direct-to-consumer genetic analysis services enthusiastically support access to genome testing.
A study by PhD student Aaron Berger and Associate Professor Rachel Widome confirms that later school day start times are associated with improved mental and behavioral health for adolescents.
Research by PhD student Eric Jutkowitz shows that poor function among dementia patients incurs the greatest amount out-of-pocket health care spending.
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…
Recent measles outbreaks have reignited the vaccine debate. Infectious disease researcher Michael Osterholm says that everyone should be vaccinated. “One of the challenges we’ve had is this growing body of anti-vaccination efforts out there. We are starting to see the return of vaccine-preventable diseases and we don’t have that institutional memory anymore,” Osterholm says….
Assistant Professor Rachel Hardeman and Associate Professor Katy Kozhimannil say examining structural racism is the key to eliminating racial health inequity in the United States.
Research from Assistant Professor Katie White shows that many caregivers consider the experience to be a life-changing journey comprised of challenges, lessons, and rewards.
Research by Associate Professor Jean Abraham and PhD student Coleman Drake shows that competition drives down premium costs in federal health insurance marketplaces.