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Motivational Monday: Reaching for the stars
4/7/14 at 8:56 AM What's Wrong Wednesday: Multiple chemical sensitivities 4/2/14 at 8:31 AM
Motivational Monday: The choices we make 3/31/14 at 8:22 AM
What can I do if I missed the March 31 health insurance deadline?
March 31, 2014 was the deadline for North Dakotans to sign up for new Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota individual or family plans to receive 2014 coverage. Most Americans are required to have he...
4/2/14 at 9:58 AM Individual mandate means you may have to buy health insurance by March 31 to avoid a tax penalty 3/26/14 at 8:18 AM
Two ways to get a break on your health insurance costs 3/21/14 at 3:58 PM
Health Coverage in Between Open Enrollment Period
Seems there are daily changes taking place in ObamaCare/ACA so it is no wonder there is so much confusion surrounding the purchase of health insurance. Even the WI Office of the Commissioner of Insura...
3/10/14 at 11:41 AM 2014 Health Savings Account Eligibility 2/7/14 at 9:13 AM
Health Care in Retirement 1/29/14 at 7:43 PM
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 2:36 PM Lakewood Health System launches new advanced patient care IT system 7/5/12 at 9:24 AM
Medcenter One Bismarck Family Clinics have new clinic manager 6/15/12 at 8:38 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 7:41 PM Minnesota not clear about Obamacare changes impact 11/14/13 at 1:16 PM
Nursing homes get financial bump as lawmakers OK health care bill 5/18/13 at 6:40 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 3:14 PM Site recommendation and building committees named for new UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences 6/14/13 at 2:20 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 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
Wise choices or just the latest fad?
I remember oat bran. It burst upon the scene in the late 1980s with promises of helping us to be healthier in several ways, including lowering cholesterol. Before we knew it, oat bran seemed to be ...
2/22/13 at 12:20 PM Health care after doomsday 1/22/13 at 2:09 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 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
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