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Enroll by March 15 for April 1 coverage
Saturday, March 15, 2014, is the last day for North Dakotans to enroll in an individual or family health insurance plan to have coverage beginning on April 1, 2014. This includes plans available on th...
3/4/14 at 11:28 AM How to avoid health reform scams 2/24/14 at 4:56 PM
Individual and family plans must be purchased by March 31 2/20/14 at 3:41 PM
What’s Wrong Wednesday: Colleges Flunk Mental Health
According to the American College Health Association's most recent annual national survey, 30 percent of college students reported feeling "so depressed that it was difficult to function" at some time...
2/19/14 at 11:32 AM Freedom Friday: Autism, a journey of hope 2/14/14 at 8:16 AM
What's Wrong Wednesday: School requiring student on his death bed to take a standardized test 2/12/14 at 8:23 AM
2014 Health Savings Account Eligibility
Some news outlets are wronglyreporting ObamaCare/ACAeliminated Heath Savings Accounts - Not so fast. Health Savings Accounts are still available and a viable means of saving for health care expenses o...
2/7/14 at 8:13 AM Health Care in Retirement 1/29/14 at 6:43 PM
WI Health Insurance Companies May Extend Renewals 11/21/13 at 11:57 AM
Business leaders express optimism during Fergus Falls economic outlook
The Fergus Falls (Minn.) Economic Improvement Commission hosted an economic outlook session at the Bigwood Events Center in Fergus Falls on Jan. 28 to address opportunities and challenges facing the c...
1/29/14 at 1:36 PM Lakewood Health System launches new advanced patient care IT system 7/5/12 at 8:24 AM
Medcenter One Bismarck Family Clinics have new clinic manager 6/15/12 at 7:38 AM
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
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
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
Yeah, it's time.
Back when I was a poor single person, trying to support myself and take care of myself, I had a toothache. I asked my boyfriend who his dentist was and made an appointment. I'd been neglecting my dent...
3/7/12 at 3:03 PM Me 3.0 2/15/12 at 2:11 PM
Mom update 9/23/10 at 8:56 AM