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University of Minnesota research update: Teen pregnancy prevention program sees long-term results

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

University of Minnesota-led research has found an 18-month long program aimed at reducing risk for teen pregnancy continues to increase contraceptive use thereby reducing risk for teen pregnancy at the 30-month assessment mark, one year after participants completed the program. The program, Prime Time, was also found to increase vulnerable teen girls’ likelihood of enrolling in college or technical school from 37 to 72 percent.

U of M researchers: culture change will be imperative to improve care of Alzheimer’s patients in nursing homes

Monday, April 7, 2014

University of Minnesota researchers have assessed the current state of nursing home care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and have identified a number of state and federal policies that currently act as barriers to improvements in patient care.

According to the authors, a culture change will be imperative to improve quality of life for Alzheimer’s patients in nursing homes while preparing for an influx of patients battling dementia as the population ages.