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UMN employee finds kidney donor via social media

While vacationing in Naples, Florida in 2017, University of Minnesota alumna and long-time employee Susan Markgraf met Kelly, her brother’s friend. The two became Facebook friends, but Markgraf didn’t imagine the connection would lead to anything. 

More UMN students seeking mental health services

Mental health visits at Boynton Health this semester are up 18 percent compared to the 2017 spring semester. Experts attribute the jump to increased openness about mental health and awareness of services on campus. As more students seek these services nationwide, some colleges have adapted their programming to keep up with the growing demand.

UMN study hopes to tackle misdiagnosis

A new University of Minnesota Medical School paper aims to tackle misdiagnosis by suggesting a new way to measure safety and diagnosis within health care systems.

Boynton increases safe sex supply access

Boynton introduced supply-filled carts to their patient care areas in response to focus groups that showed students value confidentiality in accessing safe sex supplies. The carts are stocked with Trojan standard condoms, snugger-fit condoms, Magnum condoms, water and silicone-based lubricants, safer sex and anal sex kits, dental dams and latex-free condoms.