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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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Researchers will follow a cohort of low-wage workers and analyze body weight, food purchases, food assistance program participation and a range of other financial and health behaviors.

How we see things is important. When we look at things in the moment, we only see the surface. This is true for time itself. Yet we all know that the surface is not the only thing that matters. Legacy gives us the viewpoint that we are right in the middle of a continuum. We have received our legacy from those who went before, and we are preparing our legacy for those who come after. It gives us perspective, foundation and purpose.
 

Caitlin Caspi, ScD, received a $3.5 million grant from the National Institute of Health to evaluate the effect Minneapolis’ $15 minimum wage ordinance could have on obesity in empolyees making minimum wage.

After conducting one of the longest and most comprehensive studies to date, Dr. Lin Yee Chen, Department of Medicine, found additional evidence that those diagnosed with atrial fibrillation may be at greater risk for cognitive decline and dementia.

With opioids growing out of favor as a result of the opioid crisis some doctors are limiting prescriptions or dosages.

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