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Age discrimination at the office: how does it impact women’s health over time?

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Tetyana Shippee, Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health examined if perceived age discrimination at work influences women’s depressive symptoms and life satisfaction. She also looked into how financial strain plays into the equation.

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What Can We Learn from the Patterns of Eating Disorders?

Eating disorders can take many forms. There is evidence to show that people with one form may transition to another over time. How and why this happens has not been closely examined, until now.

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expert-perspectives

What is “Fake News” and How Can You Spot It?

The term “fake news” is getting a lot of attention lately, but what does it really mean?HealthNewsReview.org evaluates health care journalism, advertising, marketing, public relations and other messages that may influence consumers and provides criteria that consumers can use to evaluate these messages themselves. Health Talk checked in with publisher and Adjunct Associate Professor in the UMN School of Public Health Gary Schwitzer, about why fake news is a problem and what news consumers can do about it.

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nutrition

Beverages Shown on TV Shows May Adversely Impact Youth Health

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A recent study found that beverages shown in TV shows may have adverse health impacts for youth.

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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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Benefits of diversity in doula profession explored in recent study

More than half of all women who gave birth in 2014 were women of color, but there is little racial and ethnic diversity among midwives and obstetricians in the United States.

A lack of diversity in the healthcare workforce has been cited as one of many contributors to the persistent disparities in health status and limited access to healthcare for underserved populations. On a broader scale, a wide range of social determinants of health, which also influence the diversity of the healthcare workforce, directly affect birth outcomes.

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