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How to find out what has been paid by insurance
Our customer service staff answers hundreds of calls each day. We decided we would answer the five most common questions we receive from members. Some of the most common questions involve which medica...
12/9/13 at 12:29 PM How the health club credit program helped one of our members lose weight 12/9/13 at 9:02 AM
BCBSND discontinuing plans in 2014 that do not comply with health law 12/9/13 at 8:59 AM
National Influenza Vaccination Week Highlights the Importance of Flu Vaccination
The North Dakota Department of Health is reminding all North Dakotans of the importance of receiving flu vaccine as part of National Influenza Vaccination Week, observed Dec. 8-14, 2013. There is more...
12/9/13 at 8:53 AM World Aids Day-December 1:FCPH Urges Residents to get Free HIV Antibodies Test 11/27/13 at 8:45 AM
Tobacco Prevention Important as Great American Smokeout Nears 11/19/13 at 12:59 PM
A new journey
"That's the thing about running: your greatest runs are rarely measured by racing success. They are moments in time when running allows you to see how wonderful your life is." - Kara Goucher It all h...
12/8/13 at 10:35 AM Inside, outside 12/4/13 at 2:56 PM
Run for the holidays 11/25/13 at 9:51 AM
Eating More Fiber Helps Manage Holiday Munchies
Mom, how about a snack? my daughter asked as we walked around a shopping mall. She was 10 at the time.What would you like? I responded, ready to indulge her with a treat on our mother-daughter holid...
12/7/13 at 11:22 AM Food Dates Can Be Mysterious 11/27/13 at 12:06 PM
Cooking My First Thanksgiving Dinner Taught Me a Lesson 11/22/13 at 1:45 PM
Family, friends of Kristi Magnuson hope Saturday benefit helps to launch health turnaround
By Mike Brue GRAND FORKS -- Melissa Magnuson says she can sum up her mom, Kristi, in one word these days. Miserable. Kristi Magnuson loves the young dogs chihuahuas Lady and Snickers, and toy sp...
12/6/13 at 5:09 PM SATURDAY'S VEZINA BENEFIT: Boy, 9, steers self toward character-driven recovery 11/22/13 at 4:06 PM
Medicaid changes open door for more participation 11/20/13 at 9:51 AM
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
Race reports, doctor appointments, goals and more
So, hey. How ya doing? I guess it's been a little while, huh? If you were to check my blog each year at around this time of year, you would probably find the same thing - few and far between posts. S...
12/5/13 at 10:13 PM The ups and downs of five years since I began my Weight Watchers journey 11/18/13 at 4:26 PM
Candy, Chocoholic Frolic and more 11/6/13 at 4:29 PM
Iron Accumulation in Parkinson's Disease
What comes to your mind when you think of Parkinson's Disease? Shaking, tremors, spasms and Michael J. Fox were probably at the top of your list right? There is a lot more to Parkinson's Disease (PD) ...
11/30/13 at 9:39 PM How is Type 2 Diabetes Affecting Your Ability to Learn and Form New Memories? 10/13/13 at 4:05 PM
Akt/GSK3 Cascade: how important is it? 10/11/13 at 8:49 PM
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
Dine and Dash
This weekend we happened to be out of town at dinner time (or supper, if you grew up the way I did!). Our restaurant of choice was a pizza buffet. It doesn't really matter which one - we've been to th...
11/19/13 at 6:03 PM Dropping Like Flies 12/3/10 at 1:49 PM
Wherein I pretend to be a medical professional. 11/12/10 at 4:19 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
Exchanges open with some sputters 10/2/13 at 8:12 AM
Learning in the lab: UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences supports undergraduate research as a pathway to varied careers in the health field
By Juan Miguel Pedraza, University & Public Affairs writer Medical school applicants face big challenges. With nationally competitive testing and detailed applications once you get past the in...
11/13/13 at 1:44 PM UND announces site for new Medical School and Health Sciences Building 7/18/13 at 1:09 PM
Driven to help people: UND OT student Ilse Coleman, a McNair Scholar, keeps busy volunteering amid rigorous academic demands 7/3/13 at 1:15 PM
Meet Jax: The 4 Year Old Who Loves to Play
Little Jax loves cars, trucks, dinosaurs, cartoons, and was an avid visitor of Family Wellness, specifically the drop in Childcare with his mom Brook. Early this summer the childcare staff noticed tha...
11/13/13 at 11:14 AM
2013 Project Spotlight: San Andres Island
With support from Fondation Brigitte Bardot, World Vets sent its first team to San Andres Island in 2012 for a pilot project. Ourteams visit also made history as being the first foreign veterinary bri...
11/1/13 at 11:07 AM
Dakota Valley Electric Celebrates Co-Op Month by Giving Back
We at Dakota Valley Electric are really fortunate. For the most part, were happy and healthy. But like you, many of are dealing or have dealt with a time in our lives when things werent so prospero...
10/25/13 at 8:32 AM 23 accidents in 26 days 8/22/13 at 2:27 PM
Plant seeds of safety: tell your farmer to mind the power poles 5/14/13 at 7:51 AM