In the Media — December 2017

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

									Charlie Plain |
																			December 15, 2017

Lila Baker (student)
12/20: Why aren’t more teens using the most effective form of birth control? (MinnPost)

Professor Lynn Blewett
12/04: Minnesota slows per-patient spending on chronic diseases but long term trends remain troubling (Star Tribune)
12/07: Minnesota’s 1332 Reinsurance Waiver Dilemma (Health Affairs Blog)

Research Associate Michelle Brasure
12/20: Not clear that physical activity programs reduce cognitive decline (

Assistant Professor Mary Butler
12/18: No “magic bullet” for preventing dementia (CBS NewsMinnPostHealthDayU.S. News & World, MedPage TodayDaily MailThe Mercury News)
12/20: Nothing we know of stops dementia: broad review rules out drugs, exercise, and brain-training games (Gizmodo)

Professor Jon Christianson
12/04: Allina doesn’t see CVS’ blockbuster deal upending its venture with Aetna (Star Tribune)

Professor John Finnegan
12/11: Could cascade of allegations send #MeToo movement off the rails? (Star Tribune)

Associate Professor Sarah Gollust
12/04: House, Senate tax bills will make America sicker. (Star Tribune)
12/13: Episode 81, ACA Enrollment, Doug Jones and Tina Smith [AUDIO: Segment starts at the 24:20 mark] (PulseCheck Podcast from Politico)
12/14: Viewers are seeing more ads about health insurance during open enrollment under Trump than under Obama: Study (Washington Examiner)

Liz Gryzmala (student)
12/18: Homeless substance abusers need better-funded treatment options (MinnPost)

Assistant Professor Carrie Henning-Smith
12/06: Revealing the scope of rural OB unit closures (NRHA Horizons)

Associate Professor Katy Kozhimannil
12/06: Revealing the scope of rural OB unit closures (NRHA Horizons)
12/13: Promise unrealized: A birth checklist fails to reduce deaths in rural India (STAT)
12/15: In rural India, a ‘best practices’ checklist not enough to reduce infant deaths (KQED); A birth services ‘desert’ that includes Minnesota (Rochester Post Bulletin)
12/17: Mayo expands, improves telemedicine network (St. Cloud Times)
12/18: Mayo’s telehealth services may be expanding amid consolidation (Becker’s Hospital Review)
12/26: Check it Out: health briefs. Midwifery care associated with fewer medical interventions (Daily Hampshire Gazette)

Professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
12/03: Depression, stress impact meal prep, UMN study shows (MnDaily)

Regents Professor Michael Osterholm
12/08: 4 steps to ensure your antimicrobial stewardship program is evidence-based (Becker’s Hospital Review)
12/08: This year’s flu shot is not as effective against one of the nastiest strains — but you should still get it (Markets Insider)
12/19: A federal ban on making lethal viruses is lifted (The New York TimesSTAT NewsScientific American, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
12/20: U.S. officials lift ban on making lethal viruses in labs (CBS News)

Mariana Tuttle (student)
12/01: Minnesota is failing its mothers of color: Postpartum depression rates are double for African-Americans (MinnPost)

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