SPH News Headlines – January 2019

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

									Charlie Plain |
																			January 22, 2019

Jean Abraham
1/17: Employer-sponsored insurance levels stable after start of ACA provisions (UMN News)
1/18: Payer Roundup — CMS approves Medicaid work requirements in Arizona (Fierce Healthcare)
1/30: U study finds ACA didn’t shrink employer health coverage (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
1/31: KHN Morning Briefing (Kaiser Health News)

Laura Babcock
1/12: Rain, recycled water will be used to wash cars at New Hope business (Star Tribune)

Lynn Blewett
1/14: MinnesotaCare for all? Lawmakers pitch a way to broaden health coverage (Star Tribune)

Lynn Bretl
1/12: North Dakota teen birth rate dropped, but not as much as nearby states, national average (The Dickinson Press)
1/12: North Dakota’s teen birth rate dropped — but not nearly as much as Minnesota, U.S. average (West Fargo Pioneer)
1/13: Is North Dakota taking the best approach to sex ed? (The Bismarck Tribune)

Dori Cross
1/9: Health information exchange between SNFs, hospitals deemed underused, rudderless (McKnight’s Long-term Care News)
1/10: Electronic health information exchange use in skilled nursing facilities (Healthcare Analytic News)
1/14: Hospitals, nursing facilities lack health data sharing infrastructure (HIT Infrastructure)

Darin Erickson
1/31: Underage marijuana use and impaired driving common in Colorado and Washington where marijuana is legalized (UMN News)

Roger Feldman (emeritus)
1/6: Minnesotans who benefited from Affordable Care Act are eying a judge’s ruling warily (Star Tribune)

John Finnegan
1/20: University of Minnesota focuses on enlisting bystanders to fight sexual assault (Star Tribune)
1/20: University of Minnesota sexual misconduct prevention efforts show signs of success (Minnesota Daily)

Simone French
1/29: Workplace foods a source of unhealthy calories (Reuters)

Joseph Gaugler
1/20: Business Briefs (Hibbing Daily Tribune)

Sarah Gollust
1/11: Professors investigate how messaging influences policymaking regarding child development (The Triangle)

Joseline Haizel-Cobbina (student)
1/31: Fall-related traumatic brain injury is a silent epidemic; we can do more to curb it (MinnPost)

Rachel Hardeman
1/2: How Minnesota universities are accelerating change in health care education (Twin Cities Business)
1/9: Studying the success of a North Minneapolis birth center (Mpls.St.Paul Magazine)

Lisa Harnack
1/3: Too much sodium is unhealthy, and some favorite foods are a problem (Teen Kids News)

Craig Hedberg
1/9: Government shutdown impacting FDA inspections (WCCO-TV)
1/10: Shutdown limits FDA efforts to protect food safety (WebMD)
1/11: Government shutdown impacting FDA inspections (WPTA-21)
1/15: Shutdown limits FDA efforts to protect food safety (Medscape)
1/15: Did lettuce kill more Americans than undocumented immigrants? (Politifact)
1/27: Hungry for data on food safety? In Minnesota, it’s more than a click away (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

Carrie Henning-Smith
1/24: Research Brief: Rates of social isolation vary by rurality and demographics (UMN News)
1/31: Loneliness doesn’t discriminate no matter where you live (WJON Radio)

Rhonda Jones-Webb
1/24: UMN survey gauges sentiment on programs targeting confrontations between police and young black men (MN Daily)

Sara Kettering (student)
1/16: UMN regent candidates preview upcoming election process (Minnesota Daily)

Madelyn Klabunde (student)
1/22: An emergency for Native Minnesotans is hidden inside the state’s opioid epidemic (MinnPost)

Katy Kozhimannil
1/22: Rural hospitals retreat from delivering babies; small towns pay the price (MPR News)
1/22: Rural hospitals retreat from delivering babies; small towns pay the price (Rochester Post Bulletin)
1/23: Rural hospitals retreat from delivering babies; small towns pay the price (Southernminn.com)
1/24: Minnesota’s small towns suffer when rural hospitals stop delivering babies (Becker’s Hospital Review)
1/25: Rural hospitals retreat from delivering babies; small towns pay the price (Albert Lea Tribune)
1/29: Joblessness tied to higher NAS rates in some U.S. counties (Medpage Today)
1/28: What’s on MPR News – 1/28/19 (MPR)
1/28: Rural areas nationwide are losing prenatal and labor and delivery services, and Minnesota is part of that trend (MPR)

Kamakshi Lakshminarayan
1/24: Do infections really increase the risk of heart attacks? (Care 2)

Tony Lourey (senior lecturer)
1/3: Walz names appointees for agriculture commissioner, DNR head (Grand Forks Herald)
1/4: Walz-Flanagan announce Tony Lourey as commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services (BusinessNorth.com)
1/5: Meet the faces of Gov.-elect Tim Walz’s administration (Star Tribune)
1/6: Meet Tim Walz’s administration: those who will run MN’s government (TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press)

Pamela Lutsey
1/2: Medical News Today: Lung disease may increase dementia risk (Hartsburg News)
1/7: Impaired lung function linked to higher risk of dementia, mild cognitive decline later in life (Sarcoidosis News)

Emily Martin (student)
1/14: High insulin prices are lowering the quality of life for Hennepin County diabetics (MinnPost)

Michael Osterholm
1/11: Tired of getting a flu shot every year? A universal vaccine may be near (MinnPost)
1/11: Flashback Friday: U of M professor’s key role in landmark Surgeon General report on smoking in 1964 (KSTP-TV)
1/13: Chronic wasting disease battle heats up in Minnesota (Duluth News Tribune)
1/13: CWD battle heats up in Minnesota: Fatal deer disease keeps spreading, has crossed species (Grand Forks Herald)
1/14: U of M receives $5.4 million gift to address supply of critical medicines worldwide (UMN News)
1/14: U of M receives $5.4 million gift to address global drug, medical supply shortages (KSTP-TV)
1/14: U of M receives Walton Family grant to address global medical supply shortage (WCCO-TV)
1/15: Everything you think you know about Toxic Shock Syndrome is probably wrong (Lifehacker)
1/19: University of Minnesota experts to examine weak links in nation’s medicine pipeline (Star Tribune)
1/21: Chronic wasting disease battle heats up in Minnesota (Superior Telegram)
1/21: Opinion: Disease prediction by bat virus surveys is a waste (The Scientist)
1/23: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy awarded grant to develop influenza vaccines roadmap (UMN News)
1/25: University of Minnesota researchers get grant for flu vaccine research (KARE 11)
1/25: Sunrise News to Go: Friday, January 25 (KARE 11)

Mary Rooney (student)
1/15: Possible link found between exposure to household chemical and heart disease and cancer (UMN News)
1/17: New study links exposure to household chemical with heart disease and cancer (Yahoo News)
1/18: U of M School of Public Health study finds possible link between household chemicals and heart disease, cancer (KTTC Rochester)

Rural Health Research Center
1/25: SSM offers help to women affected by loss of infant deliveries (Columbia Daily Tribune)

Madeline Schwartz (student)
1/4: Minnesota should do more to protect victims of domestic violence (Perham Focus)

Tetyana Shippee
1/8: What makes for a good nursing home? (HealthDay)
1/9: How to pick the right Nursing home (Newsmax Health)
1/8: What makes for a good nursing home? (U.S. News & World Report)
1/31: The urgent work of patient safety improvement in nursing homes: CMS responds to Brauner and colleagues (Health Affairs Blog)

State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC)
1/2: Minnesota needs answers, solutions for federal health aid hit (Star Tribune)
1/5: Minnesota needs answers, solutions for federal health aid hit (Austin Daily Herald)
1/24: Medicaid enrollees last in line when docs accepting new patients (Modern Healthcare)
1/25: Fewer docs taking Medicaid compared with other plans (Medpage Today)

Irina Stepanov
1/11: Vaping epidemic: Schools, health officials concerned with growing e-cigarette use (Grand Forks Herald)
1/11: Vaping epidemic: Schools, health officials concerned with growing e-cigarette use (The Dickinson Press)
1/12: Vaping epidemic (The Jamestown Sun)

Deborah Swackhamer (emeritus)
1/19: Meet 3 women who stood up to Trump to protect the American people — and lost their jobs (The Hill)

Traci Toomey
1/2: Nation watching as Utah lowers BAC limit for drunken drivers (FOX 9)

Leigh Turner
1/2: Crowdfunding drives funds and attention toward questionable medical treatments (NPR)
1/9: The FDA is investigating stem cell clinics that peddle unproven treatments (Vox)
1/28: AP Exclusive: US Nobelist was told of gene-edited babies (AP News)
1/29: US Nobel Prize winner was told of gene-edited babies 7 months before public announcement (ABC News-Australia)
1/30: US Nobelist was told of gene-edited babies, emails show (New Jersey Herald)

Jiani Yu (student)
1/1: Health watch 2019: Experts offer ideas about what to look for in the coming year (Duluth News Tribune)

Dan Zismer (emeritus)
1/26: Rural Minnesota sees more hospitals stop delivering babies (Biloxi Sun Herald)

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