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Two new reports show that rural American obesity rates are climbing higher than those of their metropolitan counterparts.

The University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians and Fairview Health Services announced an agreement to move forward with an effort to create a nationally-renowned health system that combines academic and community resources.

18-year-old Catarina Gómez began college with a ten-year plan. Her intention was to become an immigration attorney and from there, launch a career in politics, but life had other plans. 

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Dr. Anna Wirta Kosobuski, EdD, Assistant Professor, Medical School, Duluth Campus, is an education grant recipient titled, "Innovators of the Future: Community Based Science Program," from Regenerative Medicine Minnesota. The continuation of successful programs providing support for science education programming in outstate elementary schools. 

UMN Researchers find that damage from common infectious diseases like TB and malaria hinder immunity.

Dr. Bernard Hering, Department of Medicine, and his team are modifying pancreatic cells from pigs in order to someday find a cure for diabetes. "We have now more and more reason to believe that we can turn this into a tangible benefit for diabetics and their families," Hering told Fox 9. "We can make transplantation routine, commonplace, and on-demand."

“Healthy Start, Healthy State” study finds children in Minnesota's childcare programs have better access to improved nutrition and physical activity practices.

Eight months have past since the worst hurricane in decades hit the small island, yet Puerto Ricans are still attempting to recover, especially children.

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