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Forums to provide businesses with health reform info
The Affordable Care Act will have a major impact on North Dakota businesses that provide health insurance to their workers. While the health care reform law took effect in 2010, many of its key provis...
6/17/13 at 12:56 PM North Dakota to expand Medicaid coverage 4/29/13 at 9:41 AM
Online marketplace to provide more health insurance options 4/26/13 at 10:49 AM
Site recommendation and building committees named for new UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of North Dakota President Robert O. Kelleygot the ball rolling this week on the planning process for UND's new School of Medicine and Health Sciences building. Kelley named the members o...
6/14/13 at 2:20 PM
Nursing homes get financial bump as lawmakers OK health care bill
By Danielle Killey Nursing homes and other care facilities will get more state money than they have seen in years. Sen. Tony Lourey, DFL-Kerrick, said the budget plan lawmakers approved last week inc...
5/18/13 at 6:40 PM Legislative notebook: Economic development bill passes 5/16/13 at 10:09 PM
Political notebook: $30 million in business loans on track 3/1/13 at 5:21 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 3:39 PM Do we need another patient survey? 4/5/13 at 3:10 PM
The most dangerous health occupation 9/7/12 at 5:45 PM
What's Wrong Wednesday: Service Counter Requirements
5/8/13 at 8:25 AM Freedom Friday: Effective Communication Tools for People with Hearing Disabilities 4/5/13 at 9:06 AM
Freedom Friday: Sign Language Interpreters 3/29/13 at 8:44 AM
Horseshoe Crab to Cancer Cure?
Horseshoe crabs have a protein that tags bacteria and tells their body to destroy it. This led 15 year old sophomore Riley Ennis to ask this question. If we could take their name tag, a bit of the pat...
3/1/13 at 11:10 AM Have Your Say The Advance Directive Way 1/11/13 at 9:37 AM
Private Health Insurance Exchanges Are Being Created 1/8/13 at 3:22 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 7:05 PM Cancer Benefit, Please Help, Tuesday, the 4th 12/2/12 at 12:42 PM
Are You Paying Too Much for Health Care 9/16/12 at 11:42 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 9:19 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 3:11 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 10:00 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 7:30 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 9:24 AM Medcenter One Bismarck Family Clinics have new clinic manager 6/15/12 at 8:38 AM
BCBSND’s MediQHome recognized for improving health of North Dakotans 6/6/12 at 7:40 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 1:40 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 3:42 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 10:18 PM Allow me to be blunt... 3/2/12 at 11:24 PM