For most Americans, the Fourth of July is a time for fun, celebration and laughter. However, for our furry four-legged pets, the holiday can be a time of high stress and anxiety.
According to a recent article by the New York Times, at least 40 percent of dogs experience noise anxiety, which is most prevalent during the summer.
Currently, there is no clinical treatment available to prevent or reverse injuries that cut off blood flow caused by heart attacks, but injecting a special compound called Poloxamer 188 (P188) during a heart attack has shown promising results in pig models, researchers from the University of Minnesota Medical School found.
People often look at global health from a narrow perspective. “Global” is categorized by location – meaning, outside the U.S. and conjures up images of humanitarian responses to poverty and suffering somewhere else in the world.
But that shouldn’t be the approach, says Michael Westerhaus, M.D., an assistant professor in the Medical School and adjunct professor in the School of Public Health. Global and local health are very closely connected.
The 2016 Minnesota Adolescent Sexual Health Report, recently released by the University of Minnesota’s Healthy Youth Development-Prevention Research Center, (HYD-PRC) shows Minnesota teen pregnancy rates have dropped significantly since 2014.
The report highlights current trends in pregnancy and birth rates as well as trends with sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The study also examined how how geographic location, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and childhood experiences impacted those rates.