Teenagers sit on a wall eating snacks.

Lasting Harm

Shaming comments made about a person’s weight, called weight stigma, during adolescence can do life-long damage and lead to future substance use. “Stigmatizing can include questioning someone’s food choices or making fun of them for their body and calling them fat,” says researcher Melissa Simone.

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Women Who Declined Medical Care During Hospital Births Report Poor Treatment Overall

Advocating for yourself or your baby during a hospital birth should be a positive thing, but a recent study shows just the opposite is true for some women, especially black women, who were more likely to feel discriminated against when they had a difference of opinion with a health care provider.

New Survey Reveals Key Details on Outlook of National Public Health Workforce

A new study found that more than 40% of governmental public health workers are planning on retiring by 2023 or considering leaving their positions within the next year. Who will take their places and how will the workforce change?

Mothers with Higher Quality Diets Have Slimmer, Leaner Babies

Rapid weight gain is a predictor of a child’s future obesity. A new study found that breastfeeding mothers who eat whole grains, fruits, and vegetables while pregnant and for the first three months after birth have slimmer babies.

Advances Spring 2019

Advances Magazine

The latest issue of Advances explores replicable Minnesota models that bring health and well-being to people around the world. Such innovations as a medical school curriculum that confronts structural racism and a ride-sharing program to get Ugandan babies to vaccination sites are pushing boundaries as we advance public health.

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SPH in the News

Lynn Blewett: Getting older, going broke: Who’s going to pay for long-term care? (The Fiscal Times)

Jaime Slaughter-Acey: Racist experiences and skin tone discrimination linked to delays in prenatal care (Medical Xpress)

Jamie Stang: Coffee, soda drinkers may have increased migraine risk (Healio)

Lynn Steffen: Plant-based diets good for the heart? Here is more evidence (Forbes)

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