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International, National, State and Hometown Media Coverage

Selected Weekly News Placements
As of May 23, 2016, the following news placements appeared in international, national, statewide and online media outlets.
View the news coverage online at http://munews.missouri.edu/media-coverage.php.

John Howe, chair of the Department of Finance in the Trulaske College of Business, found that as people age, their financial literacy declines while their self-confidence increases, which could be a detrimental combination.
Link to release: “Older Adults Have ‘Toxic Combination’ of Lower Financial Literacy, Higher Self-Confidence”
More than 100 million people have had the opportunity to view stories about this research online or in print. Stories have been shared on social media more than 389,000 times.
Financial Advisor (258,000 unique monthly visitors)
Forbes (27 million unique visitors per month)
Business Insider (5.4 million unique visitors annually)
Yahoo! Finance (76.6 million unique visitors per month)
Radio America (Heard on 500 radio stations across the country)
Link to release: http://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2016/0509-older-adults-have-toxic-combination-of-lower-financial-literacy-higher-self-confidence/

Vicki Vieira-Potter, assistant professor of nutrition and exercise physiology, found that exercise, more than diet, decreased fat tissue and changed gut microbes in rats.
Link to release: “Exercise, More than Diet, Key to Preventing Obesity”
More than 10 million people have had the opportunity to view stories about this research online or in print. Stories have been shared on social media more than 3,600 times.
Times of India (2.1 unique visitors per month)
New York Times (2.8 million unique visitors per month)
Futurity (1.9 million unique visitors per month)
The Hindu (882,076 unique visitors per month)
Medical Xpress (786,355 unique visitors per month)

Julie Kapp, associate professor in the Department of Health Management and Informatics in the School of Medicine, examined the perceptions of risk among females and found that minority and less-educated women believe that breast cancer, rather than heart disease, is the more common killer. Based on these findings, she recommends that health care providers incorporate healthier lifestyle strategies for female patients while communicating the risk of heart disease
Link to release: “Cancer Risk Perception Could Lead to Adverse Health Outcomes Among Women”
More than 20 million people have had the opportunity to view stories about this research online or in print.
Science Daily (9.6 million unique visitors per month)
Medical News Today (11 million unique visitors per month; ranked number one for medical news on Google, Bing and Yahoo!)
Futurity (1.9 million unique visitors per month)


Mansoo Yu, associate professor of social work and public health in the School of Social Work and the Master of Public Health program, found that participation in school activities could lead to a decrease in smoking for Native American adolescents.
Link to release: “School Activities May be Key to Tobacco Cessation for Native American Adolescents"
More than 2 million people have had the opportunity to view stories about this research online or in print.
Medical Xpress (786,355 unique visitors per month)
EurekAlert (1 million unique visitors per month)
MedIndia (244,915 unique visitors per month)

Heather Leidy, assistant professor of nutrition and exercise physiology, found protein-based breakfasts significantly improve glucose levels and metabolic function for individuals with Type II diabetes.
Link to release: “Breakfast Habits Affect Teens’ Metabolic Responses to Protein-Packed Morning Meals”
Research was featured in AARP (5.8 million unique visitors per month)

The enhancing Missouri’s Instructional Networked Teaching Strategies (eMINTS) National Center at the College of Education has been awarded a $12.3 million Investing in Innovation (i3) grant from the U.S. Department of Education to study the effectiveness of integrating teacher instruction with certain technologies simultaneously exploring strategies to expand the program throughout the U.S. The researchers also received more than $3 million in matching gifts to complement one of the largest grants the college has ever received.
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More than 2 million people have had the opportunity vie view stories about this research online or in print.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1.9 million unique visitors per month)
Columbia Daily Tribune (207,566 unique visitors per month)
KRCG-TV Columbia, MO
KOMU-TV Columbia, MO


James Cook, director of the Division of Research at MU Health Care's Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, developed a model to show that a newer surgical technique results in a stronger, more natural ACL repair.
Link to release: “A Better Fix for Torn ACLs”
More than 11 million people have had the opportunity to view stories about this research online or in print.
Science Daily (9.6 million unique visitors per month)
Inside Higher Ed (1 million unique visitors per month)
Science Codex (#7 most visited health blog)
MDLinx.com (#11 most visited health news website)
News-Medical.net (Australia-717,151 unique visitors per month)