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Does an Apple a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

Research from UMN’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication shows how confusing coverage of health news can contribute to poor nutrition.

Effective Communication with Doctors is Crucial for Preventative Care

Recent research highlights why provider-patient communication is so important, especially in rural communities.

Is the Other Side Really that Stupid? Research Says Probably Not

Political parties have different ideologies, but similar IQ scores.

Wages have stagnated in the US. Here's why

Stagnant or falling earnings have put a squeeze on working- and middle-class households, says UMN Economics professor Fatih Guvenen and colleagues.

Anthropology For Business

A fertile relationship is growing between anthropology and business. Marketers are finding that anthropologists gather very useful knowledge by studying consumers in their natural habitat using the ethnographic techniques of observation and interviewing.

Good Question: What Is A Congressional Caucus?

All this talk of the House Freedom Caucus raises Good Questions about politics like, what is a congressional caucus? And how do they work? UMN Political scientist Kathryn Pearson helps answer this question.

Local Food Production and Childhood Nutrition in Mali

A UMN geographer shows how small-scale agriculture can have a big impact on health.