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Learning to give bad news: the patient's perspective
After Suzanne Leigh's daughter, Natasha, died from a brain tumor, her mother wrote an essay about "What I wish I'd said to my child's doctor." One of her pieces of advice was to ban junior doctors fr...
3/5/14 at 2:41 PM Emotions by rote: when empathy is scripted 3/3/14 at 10:22 AM
Learning to give bad news 2/27/14 at 12:55 PM
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 A yoga experience at West Acres 3/3/14 at 3:22 PM
Protect your heart 2/26/14 at 1:59 PM
UND welcomes Illinois kinesiologist for lecture advocating healthy lifestyles for older adults March 5
The University of North Dakota will play host to special guest speaker Dr. Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko, who will present a public lecture on healthy living for older adults at 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, i...
3/3/14 at 5:05 PM UND eating disorders expert is awarded federal grant to study new therapy 2/26/14 at 9:56 AM
‘Keeping them on the mountain’ 2/20/14 at 9:42 AM
Motivational Monday: Looking fear in the face
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next...
3/3/14 at 8:02 AM What’s Wrong Wednesday: Colleges Flunk Mental Health 2/19/14 at 11:32 AM
Freedom Friday: Autism, a journey of hope 2/14/14 at 8:16 AM
Four Tips for Tax-Savvy Investors
A century ago, author Mark Twain wrote that the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector is that the taxidermist only takes your skin. Today, the IRS isn't any more popula...
3/3/14 at 7:00 AM Financial planners: How to survive fiscal cliff 12/23/12 at 11:37 AM
How Much Health Insurance Do I Need? 11/14/12 at 10:27 AM
Build and heal
In the week following the Pemberton Trail 50K, the warm days in the desert offered an opportunity to pile on miles. Easy, flat footing, along with ideal temperatures, allowed me to easily log more th...
3/2/14 at 7:52 PM Around the corner 3/1/14 at 7:52 AM
Great anticipation 2/16/14 at 12:15 PM
Try Energy-saving Appliances in Your Kitchen
As I admired my fairly new stainless steel oven the other day, I remembered a conversation from a few years ago that preceded our investment in a new oven. How was your day? I asked my husband one ...
2/28/14 at 9:04 AM Enjoy Comforting, Heart-healthy Oatmeal 2/21/14 at 4:33 PM
Don’t Fall Prey to the 5-second Rule 2/13/14 at 12:52 PM
Higher Rates of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Reported in North Dakota
The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is reporting an increase in the number of confirmed sexually transmitted disease (STD) cases. Cases of gonorrhea and syphilis have risen, according to Li...
2/24/14 at 11:23 AM State Health Department Reports Widespread Influenza Activity 1/9/14 at 11:53 AM
January Is National Cervical Health Awareness Month 1/6/14 at 10:04 AM
Faces of the Boom: Nurses from Philippines helping plug holes in Oil Patch health care
MINOT, N.D. Filipino nurse Lucy Meg Quinit thought she and her family would miss home more as they adjust to a new life in North Dakota. But Quinit is among more than 80 nurses from the Philippines ...
2/24/14 at 7:58 AM Cancer center provides local treatment option for Williston area 10/7/13 at 11:42 PM
Ambulance services hurting in the Oil Patch 7/18/13 at 11:51 PM
Lots to talk about! (Meaning, it's a LONG post!)
Warning: This post is going to be filled with LOTS of pictures! First things firstI RAN! It was slow, but I didn't even care. IT. WAS. AWESOME! This was my first run since January 28 - nearly o...
2/22/14 at 10:06 AM Valentine's race, training, injection and a night out on the town 2/10/14 at 4:06 PM
What's been going on... 2/6/14 at 9:07 PM
How's That Working For You?
As Ecclesiastes and The Byrds remind us, there are seasons in our lives. Ebbs and flows. We are always changing and dynamic. Sometimes the change is dramatic and swift; at other times it's subtle, onl...
2/20/14 at 11:45 AM The Ultimate Offensive Weapon 3/14/13 at 4:51 PM
Coaching: Honesty 3/16/12 at 10:45 AM
GRANT CAMPBELL BENEFIT TONIGHT: Grand Forks 18-year-old not letting near-fatal stroke keep him down
By Mike Brue Grant Campbell wants very much to remember what happened to him at the start of this year. An 18-year-old from Grand Forks, Grant only knows only what hes been told, or what hes read in...
2/20/14 at 9:27 AM Benefit set for Feb. 20 to aid Grand Forks stroke victim, 18 2/10/14 at 4:06 PM
'Stronger every day': Benefit 11am-2pm Saturday for Forks man hurt in train-vehicle collision 1/24/14 at 8:20 PM
Dealing with your child's "I want" syndrome
Village Family Service Center counselor Kellie Olson was on the "North Dakota Today" program this morning to discuss how to avoid overindulging children. Watch her conversation with hosts Andrea Larso...
2/19/14 at 11:20 AM Protect your peepers: Eye problems in aging adults 2/7/14 at 12:30 PM
Meeting the first person many Village visitors meet 1/28/14 at 3:23 PM
You Are Needed - February 17th, 2014
If you are interested in volunteering for one of these volunteer positions, call FirstLinks Helpline at 235-7335 (SEEK) or 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional opportunit...
2/18/14 at 1:14 PM FirstLink: Reach Out When You Need Help 5/13/11 at 12:26 PM
FirstLink: Reduce Your Stress During Disaster 2/15/11 at 9:11 AM
Drinking Coffee Could Save Your Life
More than half of American adults drink coffee every day. According to the latest research, two cups of coffee a day may actually save your life. Results from a 2013 study performed by the Harvard Sc...
2/10/14 at 12:21 PM Get Your Car Seat Checked 6/4/13 at 3:07 PM
DOUGLAS COUNTY GOES STREET SMART 8/2/12 at 2:22 PM