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Speaking Up

Advocating for yourself or your baby during a hospital birth should be a positive thing, but a recent study shows just the opposite is true for some women, especially black women, who were more likely to feel discriminated against when they had a difference of opinion with a health care provider.

New Survey Reveals Key Details on Outlook of National Public Health Workforce

A new study found that more than 40% of governmental public health workers are planning on retiring by 2023 or considering leaving their positions within the next year. Who will take their places and how will the workforce change?

Mothers with Higher Quality Diets Have Slimmer, Leaner Babies

Rapid weight gain is a predictor of a child’s future obesity. A new study found that breastfeeding mothers who eat whole grains, fruits, and vegetables while pregnant and for the first three months after birth have slimmer babies.

united states map of opioid deaths by state

Tracking Overdose Deaths

Infographics from the State Health Data Access Assistance Center (SHADAC) show how the drug overdose epidemic has evolved across states over time, including recent increases in deaths from cocaine and methamphetamine-type drugs.

Advances Spring 2019

Advances Magazine

The latest issue of Advances explores replicable Minnesota models that bring health and well-being to people around the world. Such innovations as a medical school curriculum that confronts structural racism and a ride-sharing program to get Ugandan babies to vaccination sites are pushing boundaries as we advance public health.

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SPH in the News

Ellen Demerath: Nursing moms who eat right have slimmer, healthier babies (U.S. News & World Report)

Katy Kozhimannil: Moms are dying as Minnesota health panel dawdles (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

Elizabeth Lukkanan (SHADAC): Kamala Harris Hits Home For 30 Million With High Deductibles (Forbes)

Michael Osterholm: Ebola’s deadly return tests U.K.’s team of disease detectives (Bloomberg)

Tetyana Shippee: Taking better care of Minnesota’s silver tsunami (Minnesota Public Radio)

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