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Cooking for health: New course teaches students cooking skills to encourage better eating habits

Food plays a significant role in health & wellbeing.

New UMN course teaches medical students how to cook for their bodies, with hopes that they can convey this knowledge to future patients.

 

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research-and-clinical-trials

Advancing toward Cytomegalovirus vaccination

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It’s among the most common infectious diseases, difficult to detect and is the leading cause of deafness in children. This relatively unknown disease is called Cytomegalovirus (CMV). If a pregnant woman contracts this virus, her newborn will have high risk of conditions like cognitive delays and deafness. But new research from UMN is helping experts move closer to developing a vaccination.

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nutrition

Study: Family Meals Aren’t Only Way to Ensure Kids Eat Fruits & Veggies

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A study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health found that healthful parenting practices such as: fruit and vegetable availability and accessibility, parent fruit and vegetable modeling, and encouragement of healthy eating were associated with higher fruit and vegetable intake in adolescents and this continued to be true when these adolescents were not having regular family meals.

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expert-perspectives

Staying healthy over the holidays: Two UMN experts weigh in

“Just one more piece- why not? It’s the holidays!” Many of us allow ourselves one more slice of pumpkin pie, or cup of eggnog over the holidays than we typically would during other parts of the year.

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expert-perspectives

Managing pain key to managing opioid addiction

Opioid addiction is labeled an epidemic, and Minnesota is not immune.  While there are multiple schools of thought on the source of the epidemic, the number of deaths related to this class of drugs continues to rise, in some states, by more than 100 percent in the last few years. Recent reports show more Americans now die from heroin overdoses than from gun homicides. An even greater number of individuals succumb to prescription opioid overdose.

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research-and-clinical-trials

A visit to the chiropractor could be more cost-effective treatment for chronic neck pain

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Current treatment options for chronic pain focus on managing pain & symptoms. That often includes prescription painkillers. But with the growing opioid epidemic, more people are considering alternative options.

A recent clinical trial from researchers at the Center for Spirituality & Healing explored that trend, looking specifically at chronic neck pain in older adults.

The study analyzed costs and outcomes for three different treatment recommendations for chronic neck pain. The results were published in The Spine Journal.

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