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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
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
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
Seeking the Simple Life
Ah, the simple life. So many of us crave this so intensely, it makes our addiction to potato chips look minor. I know one woman who is convinced that the only way she will find the simple life is ...
11/22/13 at 2:37 PM Recipe: Sweet Italian CARROTS! 11/19/13 at 5:27 PM
Economic Relief -- 3 Odd, but Workable, First Steps 11/15/13 at 1:32 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
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
I will not fight this battle - at least not today.
On Tuesday morning I received a call from Sanford about my mammogram images that were taken on Monday. There was a concern about something they saw on the images and they wanted me to come in for anot...
10/24/13 at 9:14 PM Where is your mama Miley? 10/4/13 at 9:52 AM
Serving as a horrible warning... 8/18/13 at 3:19 PM
The language of health care
Awhile back, I wandered into an Internet discussion about the use of the word "non-compliant" to describe patients who didn't follow the doctor's instructions or take their medications as directed. ...
10/17/13 at 10:20 AM 5 things to think about before you pink 10/10/13 at 9:44 AM
Making friends with the patient portal 10/7/13 at 3:39 PM
The Crystal Corset helps women to find the perfect fit
Becki DeGeest, MSUM, Multimedia Journalism You're a woman looking for a new bra; something thats going to fit well, be comfortable, look good and isn't going to fall apart. Where do you go? Victori...
10/17/13 at 6:58 AM Downtown Fargo offers exercise for all 10/11/13 at 6:48 AM
Bras on Broadway impacting lives 10/21/12 at 12:11 PM