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Disaster training: The blood, the gore, the mayhem - and the makeup

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Image: Pioneer Press LogoDisaster 101 is an immersive simulation workshop designed to teach emergency-response skills to health science students at the U. Anne Woll, Academic Health Center Simulation Center, talks about what is used to make the "disaster" more realistic.

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Mayo Clinic, U of M researchers take to the road to study workplace health

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Image: Finance & Commerce LogoMayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota now have a laboratory on wheels that can travel to workplaces to help business owners have healthier workers. The lab includes tools to measure calorie expenditure, body mass and fat content indexes and bone density.

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Winning ways to lose weight

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Image: AHC LogoResearchers from the University of Minnesota found that people who had higher levels of vitamin D were able to lose more weight on a reduced-calorie diet than those who had inadequate levels - even though both cut 750 calories from their diets.

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$1.8 million in funding boosts diabetes research in Minnesota

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Image: AHC LogoThree diabetes-related research projects at Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota received more than $1.8 million through a state-funded research initiative for preventing, treating and curing diabetes.

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As more people donate a kidney, a push to better track how donors fare long-term

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Image: Washington Post LogoThere is now a move to make sure those who donate their kidneys fare as well as they're promised. A 2009 University of Minnesota study concluded those donors lived a normal life span and were no more likely than the general population to suffer kidney failure later in life.

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With aging faculty, AHC prepares for high turnover

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Image: MN Daily LogoAbout 33 percent of faculty in the Academic Health Center's six schools will become eligible to retire in the next five years, if they haven't already. Several AHC staff members discuss the options the University has if many researches choose to retire.

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Thirty-one million Americans skip breakfast every day

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Image: AHC LogoNot enough time or lack of appetite were cited as the top reasons so many skip the first meal of the day. Research from the University of Minnesota explains that risk of obesity rises among those who don't begin the day with a meal.

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BUDGET SECRECY:Opening Windows on Government

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Image: AHC LogoUsing animals for medical research is controversial but a regular part of today's research practice. Cyd Gillett, Academic Health Center, discusses the pros and cons of using animals in medical research.

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