Despite evidence demonstrating that the environment around us can drive the obesity trend – our schools, workplaces, communities, the food and beverage industry and even the media – most Americans believe that the solution to the obesity epidemic continues to rest with obese individuals themselves.
On July 18, 2012, health policy experts from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health discussed the implications of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Supreme Court decision on: Individual insurance market (Jean Abraham) Employers and the labor market (Roger Feldman) Medicaid expansion and opt-out decisions by states (Lynn Blewett) Public opinion toward [...]
But be careful when drawing conclusions, U of M expert says The Lancet published a study in mid-July estimating as many as 5.3 million deaths around the world were caused by physical inactivity in 2008. By comparison, the study’s researchers estimate 5 million people worldwide die as result of smoking each year. But can the two [...]
The University of Minnesota School of Public Health has launched an Executive Master’s of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program at the King Fahad Medical City (KFMC) in Riyadh, Saudi. The program is the first of its kind available in Saudi Arabia.
Bentson Foundation gives $1.5 million to the U of M’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
The University of Minnesota has received a gift of $1.5 million from the Bentson Foundation to support the mission of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP).
University of Minnesota researchers have examined the eating habits of residents in Singapore and found that a Western diet heavy in fast food increases the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease.
Nicholas Kelley has been named a fellow in the Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity initiative at the Center for Biosecurity at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
The University of Minnesota has several experts who can discuss the impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling on health reform. Many of these are faculty members and researchers from the School of Public Health.
A delegation of health professionals from Africa and Asia recently wrapped up a three-week visit to the University of Minnesota. While on campus, the group met with several University researchers and attended courses at the Public Health Institute.
University of Minnesota School of Public Health researchers have reported two high-signal genetic markers correlated with coronary artery disease (CAD) that should help define genetic fingerprints that can signal an increased risk of developing the disease.