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Drink your Milk! A History of USDA Guidelines

With Thanksgiving behind us and having eaten our filling, let’s take a look at the history of the U.S. government’s dietary guidelines. To reflect the time period and new knowledge, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) releases new messages about what we should eat more of and eat less of. In the 1800’s Dr. […]

“Don’t ask, don’t tell” and your health

The recent repeal of “Don’t ask, don’t tell” (DADT) should provide some additional holiday cheer for public health professionals–as it represents a substantial victory not just for GLBTQ advocates, but for all of us who care about protecting and promoting sexual and reproductive health. DADT, a federal law designed to prohibit gay and lesbian military […]

New Publication: Health of Military Families

Hot off the presses! The Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health at the University of Minnesota is very pleased to announce the release of the summer 2010 issue of Healthy Generations on the Health of Military Families. Electronic of this (high resolution) issue and past issues are available to download at: […]

Concern about young male veterans

An Associated Press article earlier this month raised concern about the high rates of suicide among young male veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  According to the article, preliminary data from the Veterans Affairs Department suggests that the suicide rate among 18- to 29-year-old male veterans has increased significantly (26 percent) from 2005 to 2007. […]