In the Media – December 2018

Recent media coverage of School of Public Health faculty, researchers, students, and post-doctoral fellows.

									Charlie Plain |
																			December 10, 2018

Jean Abraham and Jiani Yu (student)
12/04: Interoperability Day at the White House (Politico)
12/05: Study Shows Telemedicine Use On the Rise (KNSI Radio)
12/05: Telemedicine Sees a Dramatic Rise in Minnesota, with Urban-Rural Contrast (Star Tribune)
12/06: Study: Minnesota Telemedicine Visits Up 40 Percentage Points (Government Technology)
12/08: Study Says Virtual Medical Visits Rose and Evolved Different Uses for Metro and Non-Metro Patients (Faribault Daily News)
12/10: Study: Virtual Medical Visits on the Rise in Minn. (Hastings Star Gazette)
12/10: Study: Virtual Medical Visits on the Rise in Minn. (Pierce County Herald)
12/11: Telemedicine Use Quickly Becoming More Common (Duluth News Tribune)
12/19: Sick for the holidays? The virtual doctor will see you now (Red Wing Republican Eagle)

Taiwo Aremu (student)
12/13: We must address the Chlamydia epidemic among black women (MN Spokesman Reporter)

Nicole Basta
12/09: Editor’s Opinion: 3 Reasons You Need a Flu Shot (Houma Today)

Jesse Berman
12/22: Everyday choices can affect carbon emissions (Grand Forks Herald)

Lynn Blewett
12/7: More Details are Needed on MinnesotaCare Buy-In Option (Star Tribune)

Jasmeen Chauhan (student)
12/11: Valley Fever Information Needs to Be More Available (

Bryan Dowd
12/14: Readers Write: Bike lanes (Star Tribune)

John Finnegan
12/01: Mental health Issues, sex Assault Reports Up Among Students (Star Tribune)
12/01: Mental Health Issues and Sexual Assault Reports Surge at U of M (KSTP TV)

Craig Hedberg
12/04: Food Safety Experts Explain Recent Outbreaks (FOX 9)

Carrie Henning-Smith
12/03: Pregnant Women Face Risk Despite Federal ER Law (WABE 90.1 FM)
12/10: For Elderly in Rural Areas, Volunteers Step In (The Wall Street Journal)

Mary Kosuth (student)
12/26: How much plastic is in your body? Scientists turn to oysters, mussels for clues (Hartford Courant)
12/26: How much plastic is in your body? (CT Post)
12/28: How much plastic is in your body? Scientists turn to oysters, mussels for clues (Connecticut Public Radio)

Katy Kozhimannil
12/31: ‘A pumping conspiracy’: Why workers smuggled breast pumps into prison (The New York Times)

Kamakshi Lakshminarayan
12/03: Infections May Increase Heart Attack, Stroke Risk (Midwest Expositor)
12/17: Research Brief: Infections may be linked to heart attack and stroke (UMN News)
12/17: Study: Infection linked to heart attack, stroke (CBS Minnesota)

Melissa Laska 
12/19: U study finds Minneapolis food law has done little to change consumer habits (MinnPost)

JP Leider (lecturer)
12/03: Are ‘Community Benefit Programs’ Enough to Let Nonprofit Hospitals Off the Hook for Taxes? (Crain’s Chicago Business)

Pamela Lutsey
12/06: Research Brief: Middle-Aged Adults with Lung Disease May Be at Greater risk of Developing Dementia (UMN News)

Ruby Nguyen
12/03: Study: Chemical in Plastic Linked to Language Delay in Toddlers (KARE 11)
12/04: Study Links Chemical in Plastics to Language Delays in Children (Valley News Live)
12/11: Study: ‘Everywhere Chemical’ Can Delay Talk (Duluth News Tribune)
12/12: Common Plastic Chemicals Linked to Language Delays in Children (Minnesota Daily)
12/20: New prescription: Gender matters in healthcare (Minnesota Monthly)

Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
12/12: Extreme Dieting in Teens Often Intensifies in Adulthood (HealthDay)
12/12: Extreme Dieting in Teens Often Intensifies in Adulthood (U.S. News & World Report)

Fredrick Machi Ogugua (student)
12/11: Minnesota Can Do More to Curb Teen E-Cigarette Use (MinnPost)

Michael Osterholm
12/03: CDC: U.S. AFM Cases Appear to have Peaked (Outbreak News Today)
12/05: South Africa lListeriosis Outbreak Victims v. Tiger Brands about to get Speedy Trial (Food Safety News)
12/05: Five Key Strategies to Mitigate the Effect of Antimicrobial Resistance (Becker’s Hospital Review)
12/09: Acute Flaccid Myelitis in Minnesota (Outbreak News)
12/11: Searching for a Vaccine Against Mistrust (Medical Xpress)
12/14: Flu vaccinations rise sharply in both children and adults (STAT)
12/15: Cash-strapped public health services toil to fight poliolike illness hitting kids (The Mercury News)
12/15: Poliolike illness AFM tests an overstretched public health system (The Washington Post)
12/16: Flu vaccinations rise sharply in both children and adults (PBS NewsHour)
12/17: Flu shot rates on the rise for kids, adults (Becker’s Hospital Review)
12/26: Florida reports 1st acute flaccid myelitis case, Nationally cases continue rise (Outbreak News Today)
12/28: Flu season 2018-2019: Flu activity on the rise in 9 states (Today Show)

Ericka Lara Ovares (student)
12/14: Teenage American Indians and their babies: Another addition to the Wall of the Forgotten Natives (Star Tribune)

Cynthia Pando (student)
12/12: The Trump Administration’s Proposed Changes to the ‘Public Charge’ Rule Lack Merit (MinnPost)

Casey Rieck (student)
12/03: Minnesota Rates of Hospital-Acquired Infections have Decreased, but We Still Have a Way to Go (MinnPost)

Madeline Schwartz (student)
12/21: Minnesota should do more to protect victims of domestic violence (MinnPost)

Tetyana Shippee
12/14: Smaller size, independent ownership associated with families’ facility satisfaction (McKnight’s Long-Term Care News)
12/14: Key factors for family satisfaction with nursing homes (Medical Xpress)
12/16: Families prefer non-profit, non-chain nursing homes with strong staffing (Skilled Nursing News)

Irina Stepanov
12/17: Vaping skyrockets among teens (KARE 11)
12/30: Vaping at epidemic levels among teens (WCCO Radio)

Deb Swackhamer (professor emerita)
12/20: Minnesota’s Deborah Swackhamer is honored for speaking out on meddling at EPA (MinnPost)

Traci Toomey
12/13: The case for raising the alcohol tax (Vox)
12/19: Utah ready to lower its drunken-driving threshold to .05, the strictest standard in the nation. Will other states follow? (USA Today)
12/28: Heavy drinking, lack of vaccinations hurt Minnesota’s health ranking (StarTribune)

Betsy Wattenberg
12/28: WPR’s 10 most-read stories of 2018 (Wisconsin Public Radio)

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