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Freedom Friday: A history lesson on the persecution of people with disabilities - current laws
Sometimes in order to heal, we need to bear witness to where we were. To develop an appreciation and gratitude for the progress that has been made and the progress that still needs to be accomplished....
12/6/13 at 12:22 PM What’s Wrong Wednesday: Baby denied heart transplant 12/4/13 at 7:59 AM
Motivational Monday: True listening 12/2/13 at 8:18 AM
WI Health Insurance Companies May Extend Renewals
This could be some money saving good news for Wisconsin residents who have or would have received nonrenewal notices from their health insurance company. On November 21, 2013 Wisconsin Office of the C...
11/21/13 at 11:57 AM Health Reform Confusion, Scammers Could Take Advantage 9/28/13 at 1:25 PM
HEALTH CARE REFORM: Impact on Individuals and Families... 2014 and 2018 9/5/13 at 8:21 AM
Obama announces policy change for plans slated to be discontinued
President Barack Obama recently announced that health insurance companies may be able to allow their members to stay on plans in 2014 that do not meet Affordable Care Act requirements, with state insu...
11/20/13 at 11:09 AM How do I apply for insurance coverage? 11/4/13 at 3:00 PM
Requirement to have health insurance delayed until April 2014 10/29/13 at 2:22 PM
Update: Minnesota looking into Obamacare changes
By Don Davis Minnesota officials are trying to determine whether President Barack Obamas Thursday health care changes will affect the state. Our Department of Commerce and MNsure staff are presently a...
11/14/13 at 6:41 PM Minnesota not clear about Obamacare changes impact 11/14/13 at 12:16 PM
Nursing homes get financial bump as lawmakers OK health care bill 5/18/13 at 5:40 PM
UND Student Health Services achieves national re-accreditation
University of North Dakota Student Health Services has been re-accredited for three years by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). This is an important milestone in the co...
6/25/13 at 2:14 PM Site recommendation and building committees named for new UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences 6/14/13 at 1:20 PM
Change fatigue in health care
The patient was at the hospital for a straightforward same-day surgery but the admission process fell far short of efficient. She was directed hither and yon - first to the registration desk, then to ...
5/9/13 at 2:39 PM Do we need another patient survey? 4/5/13 at 2:10 PM
The most dangerous health occupation 9/7/12 at 4:45 PM
Medicare Fraud can happen to you. Always read your Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) or health care billing statement. This is not a bill but it does come after you get medical care http://www.stopmedica...
2/14/13 at 6:05 PM Cancer Benefit, Please Help, Tuesday, the 4th 12/2/12 at 11:42 AM
Are You Paying Too Much for Health Care 9/16/12 at 10:42 AM
Privilege vs. Rights: an Important Distinction
When I was in grade school, Mr. Dexter, the bus mechanic, gave a speech to us kids about proper bus safety and how if we didn't comply, we wouldn't be allowed the transport. He'd say with authority, "...
1/24/13 at 8:19 AM
I'm a Believer -- So Are You
We disagree with one another a lot these days, but I think I've found three sentences we can all say, "Yes, that's true," to: 1) We are all born. 2) We all die. 3) In between, we operate each of ...
12/19/12 at 2:11 PM
Quality of Life and End of Life Decisions
In a discussion of neurodegenerative diseases, especially those that appear as late-onset varieties, a question arises about prolonging life and improving quality of life. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosi...
10/24/12 at 9:00 AM
Opinions Get Us Into Trouble
Most of us tend to have an opinion. I sure do on just about any subject except where we should eat tonightmuch to the huzs chagrin. With technological advances and the trappings that have come with t...
7/13/12 at 6:30 AM
Lakewood Health System launches new advanced patient care IT system
Lakewood Health System launched a new health information technology (IT) system in its efforts to create an advanced, paperless electronic health record (EHR). For more on this story visit http://www...
7/5/12 at 8:24 AM Medcenter One Bismarck Family Clinics have new clinic manager 6/15/12 at 7:38 AM
BCBSND’s MediQHome recognized for improving health of North Dakotans 6/6/12 at 6:40 AM
Norwegian to U.S. friend: ‘Everything Is a Business in America’
Story by Rajeev Busgeeth Amanda Heller and Jon Andreas Sanne probably did not think much of me asking them to get dinner together on a Tuesday evening. We have been really good friends for a number o...
5/9/12 at 12:40 PM
Art in All Places - Jamestown Regional Medical Center
This morning I had the opportunity to visit the Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC). Not as a patient but as an art enthusiast. I hadn't yet had the opportunity to see the new facility. So why st...
4/10/12 at 2:42 PM
The Jenna Act
I do believe the cures for theills of the world can be found in the conversations conducted in hair salons, barber shops and nail salons. Theyfunction likethink tanks where the patrons and the stylist...
3/7/12 at 9:18 PM Allow me to be blunt... 3/2/12 at 10:24 PM