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Parental control: How to interact with your child about diet

New research published in the journal Appetite emphasizes the importance of how different forms of food-related parental control can impact a child’s dietary intake and weight-related outcomes.

The study, which utilized data from the University of Minnesota HOME Plus study, explored ways parents of young children interact around food and sought to understand how food rules and routines established by parents impact the food choices and weight status of children.

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Vaccinations before travel: What you need to know

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Receiving proper vaccinations before traveling to certain regions of the world is highly recommended, and oftentimes required. However, it’s not always clear when and where vaccinations are necessary.

To help clarify, Health Talk spoke with Mark R. Schleiss, M.D., co-director of the Center for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Translational Research (CIDMTR) at the University of Minnesota.

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Could MRI be used to help detect cracks in teeth?

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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology may be able to help dentists identify those cracks sooner, and intervene before significant damage is done, and/or determine if the tooth is salvable (i.e., not worth crowning), a new study from the University of Minnesota’s School of Dentistry and the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) found.

“Dental MRI,” or imaging of teeth, has never been studied before.

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CTSI research project addresses food insecurity in MN

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Researchers from the University of Minnesota and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota are collaborating on a study that explores a new approach for connecting food insecure families with food and nutrition resources, thanks to funding from CTSI, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, and the University’s Department of Pediatrics.

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World Breastfeeding Week: Tips, tricks and benefits

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To help bring attention to World Breastfeeding Week, Health Talk spoke with Katy Kozhimannil, Ph.D., an associate professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota, to learn more about some of the tips, tricks, and benefits of breastfeeding.

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Public crises: Be prepared

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Human crises both worldwide and close to home present a constant need for critical support by aid workers, medical staff and others headed to the scene to assist.  Because of this, it is crucial that people are adequately prepared and educated to provide effective, efficient care for those in need.

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