SPH News Headlines – April 2019

									Charlie Plain |
																			April 16, 2019
					

Jean Abraham
4/2: Research Brief: Plan choice and affordability in the individual and small-group markets: policy and performance — past and present (UMN News)
4/16: Are workplace wellness programs worth it? (U.S. News & World Report)
4/16: How well do workplace wellness programs work? (NPR)
4/16: For 50 million Americans on the workplace wellness treadmill, test results are back, and they are not good (CNBC)
4/19: A wellness program at work may make you feel good, but it won’t improve your health (Los Angeles Times)
4/22: Wellness plans ‘a work in progress’ (McKnight’s Senior Living)
4/24: Are workplace wellness programmes worth it? (Health 24)

Bruce Alexander
4/30: Mental health: Cutting through the stigma (Morrison County Record)

Lynn Blewett 
4/1: Budget shortfalls loom in Minnesota’s health care fund (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
4/2: One of the most in-demand jobs in Minnesota is in health care. Specifically, one of the lowest paid jobs in health care. (MinnPost)
4/6: Listen to Minnesota consumers on health care aid (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
4/15: UMN researchers estimate cost of national reinsurance program
(Minnesota Daily)

Mary Christoph (student)
4/15: How food labels could cut health-care costs by more than $31 billion (Market Watch)

Ellen Demerath
4/17: Research Brief: Appetite-regulating hormone levels in breast milk vary by mother’s weight (UMN News)

Steven Foldes
4/29: With vote on building names, U regents assert Orwellian control (Star Tribune)

Susan Bartlett Foote
4/6: 2019 Minnesota Book Award winners announced (St. Paul Pioneer Press)

Joseph Gaugler
4/16: Families use apps to track relatives with dementia (Wall Street Journal)
4/16: How apps and devices can help with dementia (Biz News)
4/23: Hi-tech helping hands hold dementia sufferers closer to their fretful carers a little longer (The Australian)

Rachel Hardeman
4/15: Research Brief: Health insurance coverage increases for individuals on probation after ACA implementation (UMN News)
4/16: Health insurance coverage increases for individuals on probation after ACA implementation (Medical Xpress)

Laura Hooper (student)
4/12: Don’t get stuck on the weightloss number (Red Wing Republican Eagle)

Aubrey Hubbard (student)
4/23: Cancer rates in young children are increasing worldwide (Medical Xpress)
4/30: Study: Cancer rates increasing in young children (Duluth News Tribune)

Katy Kozhimannil
4/23: Dwindling maternal care in rural areas has Feds seeking fixes (Bloomberg Law)
4/30: Can anyone who speaks so favorably about Trump voters really be that interested in the black vote? (Essence)

Nicole Larson
4/15: Listing added sugar on food labels may save lives (Consumer Reports)

Eric Lock
4/16: New methods will simplify biological data analysis (Minnesota Daily)

Michael Osterholm 
4/1: U of M launches Chronic Wasting Disease Program to address potential health crisis (Fillmore County Journal)
4/1: 2019 Big Read presents art for the apocalypse (St. Croix Valley Area Lowdown)
4/1: Deer disease may some day infect people, expert warns (Great Lakes Echo)
4/1: Deer disease may some day infect people, expert warns (Manistee News Advocate)
4/4: Kentucky-centered multi-state outbreak of rare E. coli O103 doubles in size (Food Safety News)
4/5: U of M launches Chronic Wasting Disease Program to address potential health crisis (Union Times – Princeton, MN)
4/8: Gina Pugliese, Chicago expert on epidemiology and patient safety, dies at 70 (Chicago Tribune)
4/8: The disease devastating deer herds may also threaten human health (High Country News)
4/8: Bent out of shape: Could a mysterious animal epidemic become the next Mad Cow? (KUNC – Greeley, CO)
4/8: The Chad Hartman Show (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, 21:00 mark)
4/10: WHO asks panel to weigh whether Ebola outbreak is global emergency (STAT)
4/11: New UMN program hunts for policy addressing wildlife crisis (Minnesota Daily)
4/12: Ebola outbreak in Congo still not an international crisis, WHO decides (Science Magazine)
4/12: Bent out of shape: Could a mysterious animal epidemic become the next Mad Cow? (Wyoming Public Media)
4/12: The data are clear: Ebola vaccine shows ‘very impressive’ performance in outbreak (STAT)
4/15: Health care workers in DRC Ebola outbreak continue to face attacks; experimental vaccine shows success (Kaiser Family Foundation)
4/15: Ebola outbreak not a global health emergency, declares WHO (The Scientist)
4/16: Bent out of shape: Could a mysterious animal epidemic become the next Mad Cow? (KRCC– Colorado Springs, CO)
4/18: Ebola outbreak in Congo is not an international crisis (Gildshire Magazines)
4/19: Ebola outbreak continues despite powerful vaccine (Science)
4/19: Chronic wasting disease may some day infect people, expert warns (The Sault NewsSault Ste. Marie, MI)
4/25: Bent out of shape, part 4: The next mad cow disease? (KUNC Radio, Greely, CO)
4/26: Bent out of shape, part 4: The next mad cow disease? (High Plains Public Radio, Garden City, KS)
4/29: Chronic Wasting Disease: U of MN Director of Infectious Disease Research and Policy Dr. Osterholm (KAXE Radio, Grand Rapids, MN)

Colin Planalp (SHADAC)
4/7: Opioid epidemic a painful reality in U.S. (Morrison County Record)
4/10: Opioid epidemic a painful reality in U.S. (Union Times – Princeton, MN)
4/15: Talking opioid crisis trends with UMN (St. Peter Herald)

Cavan Reilly
4/2: Ebola survivors continue to suffer years after recovery (Health24)

Simon Rosser
4/5: 12 things gay and bisexual men should know about prostate cancer (Star ObserverAustralia)

Rural Health Research Center
4/7: Health care solutions will likely involve some pain (Journal Gazette – Fort Wayne, IN)
4/14: University of Minnesota study finds rural, minority health gap (Duluth News Tribune)
4/16: Texas hospital opens $63M maternity unit amid national trend of closures (Becker’s Hospital Review)

State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC)
4/10: Physician acceptance of new medicaid patients: What matters And what doesn’t (Health Affairs)
4/11: Medicaid reimbursement, not expansion status, affects doctors’ acceptance of new patients (Healthcare Dive)

Leigh Turner
4/1: Elite hospitals plunge into unproven stem cell treatments (The Daily Beast)
4/2: Elite hospitals plunge into unproven stem cell treatments (Kaiser Health News)
4/3: FDA sends letters to 20 companies in attempt to rein in stem cell industry (The Washington Post)
4/3: Fly-In mission reboot; Verma’s spending attacked; Autism quackery? (MedPage Today)
4/11: The empty promise of stem cell therapy marketed as autism treatment (Slate)
4/21: Elite hospitals plunge into unproven stem cell treatments (The Crescent-News, Defiance, OH)

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