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University of Minnesota study: After Affordable Care Act, inpatient psychiatric care rose and emergency department psychiatric care dropped for young adults

Monday, September 29, 2014

In 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanded health care coverage to several million previously uninsured young adults. Research out today from the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota finds that the ACA’s young adult insurance expansion coincided with modest increases to inpatient mental health and inpatient substance abuse care utilization, while emergency department use for these disorders declined. Young adults were also less likely to be uninsured when they did use these hospital-based services.

University of Minnesota-developed safety net drug for rigid muscles moves ahead in clinical trials

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A new formulation for a University of Minnesota-developed drug targeted at rare disorders is under development, with the potential to help a small number of Americans each year. The new formulation of baclofen is designed to prevent serious complications that can occur when drug delivery is interrupted.

University of Minnesota study: Women with PTSD more than twice as likely as those without to meet criteria for food addiction

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A new study from the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota suggests post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is not only an important cause of psychological suffering but also a potential risk factor for problematic eating behaviors. University research published today in JAMA Psychiatry found that women who reported a history of severe PTSD symptoms were more than twice as likely as those without PTSD symptoms to meet criteria for food addiction.

Women leaders of the U of M health sciences honored

Monday, September 15, 2014

The George Family Foundation will honor Mary Jo Kreitzer, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., founder and director of the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing, and Bobbi Daniels, M.D., CEO of University of Minnesota Physicians, for remarkable contributions to building the Twin Cities at their first Celebrating Twin Cities Women Leaders event on Tuesday, September 16.