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42% of American adults will be obese by 2030, study says

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Image: LA Times LogoThe ranks of obese Americans are expected to swell even further in the coming years, rising from 36% of the adult population today to 42%. Robert Jeffery, School of Public Health and Masonic Cancer Center, discusses how policymakers can help prevent increased obesity.

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Cholesterol Reducing Foods: Which Foods Affect Cholesterol?

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Image: AHC LogoThere are several foods, in addition to sensible eating, may indeed help drive down cholesterol levels. Joanne Slavin, Masonic Cancer Center, talks about how flaxseed can be a great way to help lower high cholesterol.

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Good Question: What Does It Mean To Be Obese?

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Image: WCCO LogoWCCO's Good Question segment asks what are the factors that make someone obese. Allen Levine, Masonic Cancer Center, talks about how body mass index and other factors lead to the diagnosis of obesity.

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'U' Study Shows Promise For Treatment Of Muscular Dystrophy

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Image: AHC LogoU of M researchers have effectively treated muscular dystrophy in mice using human stem cells. Rita Perlingeiro, Medical School, and John Wagner, Medical School, Stem Cell Institute, Masonic Cancer Center and University of Minnesota Physicians, talk about what this means for future treatment in humans.

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University of Minnesota, Fairview to build new outpatient clinic

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Image: Pioneer Press LogoThe U of M and Fairview plan on building a $1 million outpatient clinic. Peter Bitterman, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center and University of Minnesota Physicians, and Russell Luepker, School of Public Health and Masonic Cancer Center, discuss details of the new clinic.

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More women need breasts removed after brachytherapy

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Image: Fox News LogoWomen who got seed radiation as part of their breast cancer treatment were more likely to have an infection or breast pain. Todd Tuttle, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center and University of Minnesota Physicians, discusses the advantages of Brachytherapy.

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New carcinogen in smokeless tobacco identified

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Image: AHC LogoU of M researchers have identified a specific oral cancer-causing chemical in smokeless tobacco products, for the first time. Silvia Balbo, Masonic Cancer Center, explains some of the findings in her study.

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U of M study: soy helps ease hot flashes

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Image: AHC LogoCertain soy supplements have been found to help menopausal women experiencing hot flashes. Mindy Kurzer, Masonic Cancer Center, predicts that doctors and patients will be interested in the findings, because the study shows soy isoflavones are a possible alternative to hormone therapy.

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Most Americans don't eat enough beans

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Image: UPI LogoMost Americans do not get nearly enough of beans, pulses and legumes in their diets, a U.S. panel of experts found. Joanne Slavin, Masonic Cancer Center, explains that these crops are a good source of protein, fiber, and nutrients such as potassium and folate.

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Study: Mammograms Increase Cancer Diagnoses, Unneeded Treatment

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Image: FOX 9 LogoA new study shows that tumors found by mammograms would not have caused any problems during a woman's lifetime, but treated anyway. Douglas Yee, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center and University of Minnesota Physicians, explains that deciding which tumors are dangerous and those that are not life-threatening is impossible.

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Cancer-causing chemical found in smokeless tobacco

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Image: AHC LogoA chemical in smokeless tobacco products has been found to cause cancer, according to a new study in animals. Silvia Balbo, Masonic Cancer Center, explains that the findings are an affirmation that any tobacco product should be avoided.

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Dong to lead cancer prevention session, other Hormel Institute scientists to present

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Image: Post Bulletin LogoZigang Dong, Masonic Cancer Center, will help lead a session focused on new approaches to cancer prevention at an upcoming national conference in Chicago. The session will touch on work in various areas, including skin, colon, breast, lung and prostate cancer.

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Getting Psyched Up for A Clinical Trial

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Image: AHC LogoA recent study suggests a cancer diagnosis coupled with clinical trial participation can have psychological effects on patients. William Robiner, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center and University of Minnesota Physicians, discusses how the stress alleviates as the trial progresses.

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Eating red meat associated with higher risk of death

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Image: MinnPost LogoEating red meat is associated with a greater risk of death. Kristin Anderson, School of Public Health and Masonic Cancer Center, discusses a study that showedan association between the consumption of barbecued and grilled meat and pancreatic cancer.

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Stillwater senior is student, actress, scientist, research presenter

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Image: Pioneer Press LogoA Stillwater High School senior has had the desire to provide medicine to the less fortunate. Kalpna Gupta, Medical School and Masonic Cancer Center, discusses how she worked very hard in his lab and presented research at the American Society of Hematology conference.

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Cord Blood Treatment May Fulfill Baseballer's Dreams

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Image: WCCO LogoAmplatz Children's Hosptial will be conducting the first ever cord blood transplant soon. John Wagner, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center, Stem Cell Institute and University of Minnesota Physicians, explains the transfer could cure the patients leukemia.

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Public health infectious disease budget

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Image: AHC LogoRecently proposed budget cuts in the U.S. could have devastating effects on the public health system. John Finnegan, School of Public Health and Masonic Cancer Center, talks about how federal funding has helped create national medication reserves and increase efficiency of public health work.

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Researchers report progress in cancer immunotherapy

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Image: AHC LogoMaking cancer immunotherapy more effective, researchers report they have succeeded in halting the progress of aggressive melanoma in its tracks. Jeff Miller, Medical School and Masonic Cancer Center, discusses the importance of cell-based therapy.

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Development of new memory T cells causes subsequent demise of old ones

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Image: News Medical LogoMemory "killer" T cells are specialized cells that develop in response to specific infections and launch an attack if the specific pathogen returns. Kris Hogquist, Medical School and Masonic Cancer Center, discusses viruses that trigger the activation of memory T cells.

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U of M, Mayo receive grant to study blood cancer

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Image: MPR LogoResearchers at the U of M and Mayo Clinic have received a $1.35 million grant to study a form of blood cancer. Julie Ross, Medical School and Masonic Cancer Center, explains that there isn't much known about myelodysplastic syndrome, other than it can lead to leukemia.

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Risky bone marrow transplant can help children with terrible blister disease

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Image: AHC LogoJakub Tolar, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center, Stem Cell Institute and University of Minnesota Physicians, explains that the U of M has the only program in the world that's using bone marrow and cord blood stem cells to treat EB, a terrible skin disease.

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Neuro-Oncology Symposium: Basic Discovery Accelerating Groundbreaking Brain Tumor Therapy

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Image: KARE 11 LogoJohn Ohlfest, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center, Stem Cell Institute and University of Minnesota Physicians, and Chris Moertel, Medical School and University of Minnesota Physicians, discuss an upcoming neuro-oncology symposium and current research here at the U of M.

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For first time, colonoscopy proven to be a lifesaver

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Image: AHC LogoA major study shows that colon screening can cut death rate from colorectal cancer by 53 percent. David Rothenberger, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center and University of Minnesota Physicians, explains that this changes how doctors look at earlier research.

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Mesothelioma Clinical Trial to Study Effectiveness of Measles in Fighting the Deadly Cancer

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Image: AHC LogoResearcher from the U of M and Mayo Clinic are running a clinical trial to see if the measles virus can fight cancer. Robert Kratzke, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center and University of Minnesota Physicians, discusses how measles have been used to fight other cancers.

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Health beat: U asks why race matters in cancer

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Image: Star Tribune LogoJean Forster, School of Public Health and Masonic Cancer Center, explains how three doctoral students and three post-graduates to study new ways to combat cancer-related health disparities with the money from a $2.2 million federal grant that was recently won.

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Undo Damage to the Komen Reputation: Support Stem Cell Research

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Image: Huffington Post LogoSusan G. Komen Foundation has recently decided not to support embryonic stem cell research. Dan Kaufman, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center, Stem Cell Institute and University of Minnesota Physicians, discusses how his research with these cells have killed cancerous tumors in rats.

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Yo-yo dieting not tied to early death: study

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Image: Reuters LogoDieters who repeatedly lose weight and then gain it back aren't at higher risk of early death than people who don't "yo-yo diet." Simone French, School of Public Health and Masonic Cancer Center, explains that the study shows that people shouldn't be afraid to keep trying to lose weight.

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U's health enterprise will get external review

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Image: AHC LogoThe University of Minnesota's Academic Health Center will get an external review. John Finnegan, School of Public Health and Masonic Cancer Center, talks about the reasons for the external review.

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Gain a Chromosome and Adapt

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Image: AHC LogoA recent study shows that gaining or losing a chromosome, a condition known as aneuploidy, is often caused by stress. Judith Berman, Medical School and Masonic Cancer Center, discusses aneuploidy's underappreciated role in generating genetic diversity.

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More evidence that routine PSA screening doesn't reduce cancer deaths

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Image: MinnPost LogoTimothy Wilt, Medical School, and Timothy Church, School of Public Health and Masonic Cancer Center, discuss that annual screening for prostate cancer with the PSA (prostate-specific antigen) blood test doesn't reduce men's risk of dying from the disease.

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A life of its own

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Image: AHC LogoEvery year, communities come together in Lyle to raise money and fight cancer at places like the Mayo Clinic, the Hormel Institute and the University of Minnesota's Masonic Cancer Center.

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Changing the future of HIV

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Image: AHC LogoResearchers have mapped out how the HIV virus hijacks components of the human cells it infects. Reuben Harris, Medical School and Masonic Cancer Center, is part of the collaborative effort to find new drug and treatment therapies for the HIV virus.

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Appeals court OKs payments to marrow donors

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Image: American Medical Association LogoA judge ruled that offering financial incentives to encourage people to donate bone marrow cells is legal. John Wagner, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center and University of Minnesota Physicians, explains this is unlikely to create a "marketplace" like for bone marrow.

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Key Phase II-B Clinical Trial Results for Important Smoking Cessation Program

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Image: AHC LogoResearch from Dorothy Hatsukami, Medical School and Masonic Cancer Center, was presented in discussing recent studies that focus on smoking cessation.

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Indoor tanning operators say they're getting burned by tax

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Image: Star Tribune LogoMany tanning salons have had to close since the federal government imposed a tax on them, in July of 2010. DeAnn Lazovich, School of Public Health and Masonic Cancer Center, talks about how many salons are putting profit over people's health.

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Tanning beds tied to second type of skin cancer

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Image: AHC LogoTanning beds have already been linked skin cancer and now new research shows they can also raise the odds of developing the most common form of the disease. Research from DeAnn Lazovich, School of Public Health and Masonic Cancer Center, explains the increase in developing melanoma.

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Course offers undergrads a lesson in stem cells

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Image: MN Daily LogoTouching on history, uses and ethics, class on stem cells is offered for the first time this spring. Jeffrey Simon, Masonic Cancer Center, and Dan Kaufman, Medical School, Stem Cell Institute and University of Minnesota Physicians, talk about why this class is important to teach.

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Review calls for separate Med School dean, health sciences VP

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Image: MN Daily LogoRuth Lindquist, School of Nursing, John Finnegan, School of Public Health, and Peter Bitterman, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center and University of Minnesota Physicians, discuss the pros and cons of having a Medical School dean and an AHC vice president.

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Man's best friend: Key to brain cancer cure?

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Image: AHC LogoLiz Pluhar, College of Veterinary Science, John Ohlfest, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center and Stem Cell Institute, and Chris Moertel, Medical School and University of Minnesota Physicians, talk about testing vaccine for a deadly form of brain cancer on dogs.

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New studies help extend the lives of dogs with cancer

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Image: MN Daily LogoThe College of Veterinary Medicine will begin a new trial aimed at treatment for dogs with osteosarcoma. Catherine St. Hill, College of Veterinary Medicine and Masonic Cancer Center, explains the goal of her research is to discover a way to either prevent or the progression of the disease.

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Follow-up, new therapies help smokers quit

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Image: AHC LogoBetter, prolonged therapy for smokers helps them kick the habit, even smokers who have no desire to quit. Anne Joseph, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center and University of Minnesota Physicians, explains the findings of this new approach that helps smokers quit.

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Saving lives with salmonella

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Image: AHC LogoSalmonella hospitalizes 20,000 and kills almost 400 people every year. Ed Greeno, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center and University of Minnesota Physicians, explains how he is attempting to use salmonella to fight cancer.

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Fetus donates stem cells to heal mother's heart

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Image: AHC LogoJakub Tolar, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center, Stem Cell Institute and University of Minnesota Physicians, explains a recent study is the first to show conclusively that fetal cells assist in cardiac tissue repair.

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Forget love, biological sex is a battlefield

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Image: AHC LogoThere's a genetic factor, present in male mammals, that is vital to making sure those mammals develop male sex characteristics. David Zarkower, Medical School and Masonic Cancer Center, discusses his research and the findings.

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JAMIA: Study of EHRs' impact is inconclusive

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Image: AHC LogoResearchers investigating the effects of electronic health records on healthcare outcomes. Donald Connelly, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center and University of Minnesota Physicians, talks about the findings of his research on electronic health records.

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Is Fast Food Killing Our Children?

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Image: AHC LogoChildren usually model the habits that they learn from their parents. Julia Steinberger, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center and University of Minnesota Physicians, explains that the family has to be on board and be supportive of eating healthy or nothing will happen.

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Nightlife transformed by smoking ban

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Image: AHC LogoIn the year since South Dakota voters approved expanding a ban on smoking in public places the nightlife experience has been transformed. Jean Forster, School of Public Health and Masonic Cancer Center, talks about how smoking bans haven't effected bars that much.

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High Blood Pressure Can Make You Emotion-Blind

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Image: AHC LogoPeople with high blood pressure have more trouble than others in picking up emotional cues, a new study finds. Mustafa al'Absi, Medical School's Duluth campus and Masonic Cancer Center, talks about how high blood pressure can affect other signals from the brain as well.

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Editorial: Don't retreat from war on cancer

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Image: Star Tribune LogoDoug Yee, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center and University of Minnesota Physicians, was mentioned in an editorial discussing the continuing need for cancer research funding and the potential global impact this research could have.

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A Cancer Gone Viral

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Image: AHC LogoNelson Rhodus, School of Dentistry, and Bevan Yueh, Medical School and Masonic Cancer Center, discuss the increase in the amount of diagnoses of HPV-associated oral cancer.

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Cancer Drug Studies Face Delays From J&J's Doxil Shortage

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Image: AHC LogoMore than 30 cancer clinical trials have either been put on hold or face potential delays as a result of a shortage of cancer drugs. Levi Downs, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center and University of Minnesota Physicians, talks about the drug shortage problem.

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Minn. doctors happy with Obama action on drug shortage

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Image: MPR LogoMinnesota cancer doctors say they're pleased that President Obama has taken steps to address acute drug shortages. Ed Greeno, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center and University of Minnesota Physicians, discusses the benefits and challenges of Obama's actions.

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Cigarettes Are Enlisted to Test Ways of Quitting

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Image: AHC LogoA new type of cigarette, which is altered tobacco to lower the nicotine content, is being tested to find ways to regulate the addictiveness of cigarettes. Dorothy Hatsukami, Medical School and Masonic Cancer Center, discusses her study with the new cigarettes.

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Keep fighting for a cure

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Image: MN Daily LogoLights in the Minneapolis skyline a couple of many items turned pink throughout the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Masonic Cancer Center has made huge advances in understanding breast cancer risk factors and medicines to create effective treatments.


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Clipper Clinic takes health checks to where the men are

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Image: AHC Logo Kola Okuyemi, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center and University of Minnesota Physicians, administered free, no-strings-attached checkups on blood pressure and cholesterol at Wilson's Image Barbers on West Broadway in North Minneapolis.

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California Bans Indoor Tanning for Minors

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Image: AHC LogoTanning beds will be illegal for California minors to use come January 1. A recent study from the U of M's Masonic Cancer Center and School of Public Health shows that people who use a tanning bed for any length of time are 74% more likely to develop melanoma.

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U of M part of study to create faster, more effective treatment of breast cancer

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Image: KARE 11 LogoA clinical trial is identifying the unique fingerprint of breast cancer tumors, in the hopes of creating faster, more effective treatments. Doug Yee, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center and University of Minnesota Physicians, explains more about the cancer research.

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DES daughters face heightened risks

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Image: Star Tribune LogoRahel Ghebre, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center and University of Minnesota Physicians, talk about a drug that pregnant women took decades ago to prevent pregnancy problems has put their daughters at higher risk for breast cancer and other health problems.

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Cellulose: it's what's for dinner

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Image: MN Daily LogoRamen noodles, cookies, shredded cheese and ice cream: all a part of a college student's balanced diet. Joanne Slavin, Masonic Cancer Center, talks about cellulose being added to many foods and how it can help battle obesity by adding fiber.

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U of M, Hormel and Mayo Partner to Fight Cancer

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Image: AHC LogoThe Hormel Institute, Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota are undergoing a new collaboration. Zigang Dong, Masonic Cancer Center, discusses the partnership which aims to advance cancer research and prevention.

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Rice part of solution for obesity epidemic

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Image: AHC LogoWhite and brown rice provide positive nutritional contributions and can be part of a calorie-controlled diet. Joanne Slavin, Masonic Cancer Center, explains the relationship between carbohydrates and body weight.

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Researchers report 'concerning' decline in food-based vitamin D intakes

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Image: AHC LogoThe intake of vitamin D from foods has been in decline in the US population for the past 25 years. Lisa Harnack, School of Public Health and Masonic Cancer Center, explains her research and gives tips on what foods contain the most vitamin D.

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Medical students' intent to provide care unbiased

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Image: AHC LogoA recent survey showed medical students at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine ignored the race and social class of the patients while providing medical care. Michelle van Ryn, Medical School and Masonic Cancer Center, wrote an accompanying editorial explaining the study further.

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Second-hand smoke causes asthma, bronchitis in children

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Image: AHC LogoTobacco smoke has devastating effects on smokers and non-smokers alike, the worst being infants. Stephen Hecht, Medical School, College of Pharmacy and Masonic Cancer Center, discusses how second-hand smoke can lead to asthma and bronchitis in children.

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Minnesota Researchers Look to Body's Immune System to Prevent Breast Cancer, with Funding from Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R)

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Image: AHC LogoCarol Lange, Medical School and Masonic Cancer Center, and Gwen Dressing, Masonic Cancer Center, received $180,000 from Susan G. Komen for the Cure for the U of M to study how progesterone receptors are involved in breast cancer development.

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Cancer Patient Meets Treatment Test Dog

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Image: FOX 9 LogoNew medical advances made by University of Minnesota scientists aim to cure brain cancer. John Ohlfest, Medical School, Stem Cell Institute and Masonic Cancer Center, explains how the College of Veterinary Medicine is using dogs and humans to find a cure.

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Adult vitamin D consumption declines

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Image: UPI LogoResearch says vitamin D in adult diets has been on the decline for the past 25 years. Lisa Harnack, School of Public Health and Masonic Cancer Center, explains her research and offers tips on how people can increase their vitamin D intake.

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U of M researchers find possible cure for rare skin disease

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Image: KARE 11 LogoResearchers at the University of Minnesota are making great strides in the treatment of a rare skin disease that is usually fatal. John Wagner, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center and University of Minnesota Physicians, discusses the disease and new treatment process.


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Hormel Institue gets 5-year grant $1.5 million grant to study breast cancer

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Image: Post Bulletin LogoThe Hormel Institute has received a $1.5 million five-year grant to study breast cancer. Margot Cleary, Masonic Cancer Center, received the grant and talks about the coming research the grant will fund.

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Cancer Study Could be Chemo Alternative

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Image: First Coast News LogoChristopher Moertel, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center and University of Minnesota Physicians, explains new research about a new brain cancer treatment that could work on humans.

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