New research from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health has found lower cesarean birth rates among Medicaid beneficiaries with access to support from a birth doula than among Medicaid patients nationally. A doula is not a medical provider, but rather a trained professional who provides information, physical assistance, and support to a woman [...]
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A look at SPH collaborations in India, Africa, and Saudi Arabia BEST TIME FOR TREATMENTAntiretroviral treatment for people with HIV is costly, not free of toxicities, and lifelong once initiated. When to best start this therapy has been debated for years; finding an answer is critically important. To that end, the International Network for Strategic [...]
A University of Minnesota School of Public Health analysis has found that, overall, the frequency of family meals has remained fairly constant over the past 10 years. Yet research has also found families from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are spending less time at the table as a family. According to researchers, the shift is problematic, given [...]
Supporting the Agricultural Life The rural life is not a particularly easy one. Neighbors may be few and far between; emergency rooms, grocery stores, and schools, a long drive. And if you make your living off the land, you are extraordinarily susceptible to the weather, not to mention the markets. Yet about 18 percent of [...]
The economy is recovering, but the percentage of Minnesotans without health insurance remains as high now as it did two years ago at the official end of the great recession. That’s according to findings from the Minnesota Department of Health and the University of Minnesota.
Children’s health insurance coverage still varies significantly at both the state and national levels. Even states such as Minnesota with relatively low rates of uninsured children have gaps in coverage for some groups of children. This disparity relates to age, ethnicity, and income. That’s according to new research findings at the University of Minnesota-based State [...]