U researchers find no link between low birthweight, working during pregnancy
Pregnant women who go to work with nagging guilt — that working somehow hurts their babies — can rest a little easier. Women who work during pregnancy are no more likely to have premature or low birth-weight babies than those who don’t, according to University of Minnesota researchers, led by Katy Kozhimmanil, School of Public Health, who studied more than 1,500 women who gave birth in 2005.
Doulas can coach low-income women on childbirth
Katy Kozhimannil, School of Public Health, found Medicaid could save millions and reduce the risks of complicated births by providing doulas.
Business and Politics
U of M's growth accelerator aims to boost small businesses
The U's Growth Accelerator program (GAP) helps small businesses gain access to experienced mentors who help them clear hurdles on the way to sustained growth. The university's senior business consultant, Diane Paterson, herself a former small-business owner, heads the program.
Bachmann unveils new approach at CPAC
Larry Jacobs, political science professor at the U of M says Michelle Bachmann has re-appeared in new packaging – but what’s inside has not changed.
To Watch: http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2013/03/16/bachmann-re-emerges-at-conservative-conference/
People and Lifestyle
Jeopardy winner from Maple Grove gets quizzed again
Draw Horwood, a 2012 U of M alum and Maple Grove native, won eight straight games on Jeopardy! last week. He spoke live with KARE 11 on the 4pm news Friday and was quizzed again for the 10pm newscast.
To Watch (4 p.m. show): http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=1016509
To Watch (10 p.m. show): http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=1016591
John Kersey, U of M cancer research pioneer, dies
Dr. John Kersey, leader of the University of Minnesota team that successfully completed the world's first bone marrow transplant for lymphoma in 1975, has died at the age of 74.
Mediterranean diet shown to be good for you...plus, it's delicious!
Ann Possis spoke Mar. 15 with Dr. Mark Pereira, School of Public Health, about a study published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine showing that a Mediterranean-style diet is very beneficial to one's health.
WTIP Community Radio
To Listen: http://www.wtip.org/drupal/content/mediterranean-diet-shown-be-good-youplus-its-delicious
Commentary and Opinion
Sen. Terri Bonoff: Relieved Governor didn't reduce proposed investment in education
Sen. Terri Bonoff writes about Gov. Dayton's new budget proposal as well as the U of M's recent 'spans and layers' analysis.
Updates and Events
FTC report: 25% of credit reports contain major errors
Inaccurate credit reporting is a problem plaguing millions of people across the country, and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she wants more to be done to correct those inaccuracies -- and fast. University of Minnesota Law School Associate Professor, Prentiss Cox, comments.
To Watch: http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/21666129/ftc-report-25-of-credit-reports-contain-major-errors
Wolves taking toll on Minnesota moose
The first messages from dead moose to Minnesota researchers have been coming in, and early results show wolves are taking their toll on the state’s beleaguered moose herd despite an easy winter. ...Ron Moen, a moose researcher at the UMD’s Natural Resources Research Institute, comments.
Duluth News Tribune
Mom of girls in need of transplants wins fight to compensate bone marrow donors
Dr. John Wagner, Medical School, commented on why bone marrow donors don't always follow through with their donation.
NBC's Rock Center