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More Walking Can Extend Your Life
Mom, I need new shoes. Its been two years since I had new shoes! my daughter exclaimed as we walked around our neighborhood. She was about 9 at the time. I think you might be exaggerating. I bought t...
4/25/18 at 9:28 AM Plant a Garden That Excites and Nourishes Your Eyes 4/17/18 at 1:19 PM
Celebrate Heart Health With a Heart-Healthy Breakfast 2/13/18 at 2:42 PM
Freedom Friday: Living the Changes of Life With Grace
It is not the things in life we have done that we regret on our deathbed, it is the things we did not do. (Randy Pausch. The Last Lecture) The wonder of life is often overlooked. The preciousness of ...
4/20/18 at 7:20 AM What’s Wrong Wednesday: I Don’t Have a Problem With Alcohol!! 3/28/18 at 7:08 AM
Freedom Friday: Invisible Disability Oppression and Empowerment 3/2/18 at 9:59 AM
Dayton Seeks Funds to Keep Suicide Hotline Going
Appropriating nearly $1 million is a life and death matter, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says. The governor on Thursday, April 12, asked lawmakers to quickly find that money so a statewide suicide hotl...
4/13/18 at 7:44 AM Dayton Resumes Push to Open up MinnesotaCare Coverage 3/2/18 at 10:06 AM
Killer Crisis: Infants Increasingly Born Addicted to Opiates 1/10/18 at 4:37 PM
Supporting Rural Communities
This article was written by Amber Blomberg, Manager of the BCBSND Caring Foundation and Community Partnerships. Supporting rural communities is important. I know this firsthand. I grew up on a farm...
4/3/18 at 1:21 PM BCBSND’s Adolescent HPV Vaccination Rates Rank No. 2 in the Nation 2/14/18 at 2:05 PM
2018 Rural Health Grant Program Open for Applications 12/21/17 at 2:43 PM
UND Researchers Help Develop Synthetic Molecule to Fight Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria
An international research team led by the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) at A*STAR (Singapore), IBM Research, and UND has developed a synthetic molecule that can kill five dead...
3/26/18 at 8:00 AM UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Names Laura Block Head Financial Officer 3/8/18 at 1:34 PM
UND Physician Keeping USA Men’s Hockey Healthy, Among 12 Alums With Olympic Connections 2/9/18 at 8:54 AM
The Best Ways to Spend This Year’s Tax Refund
Since we're in the heart of tax season, I thought I'd share a flashback Friday post with tips for smart spending of your tax refund. Whether youre expecting $500 or $5000, how you spend your tax re...
3/9/18 at 6:30 AM 6 Cheap or Free Ways to Reduce Stress 2/19/18 at 6:30 AM
Why You Should Do an Annual Financial Check-Up 1/31/18 at 6:30 AM
Genre of the Week: 18 and Life by Skid Row
As we're talking about gun violence and looking at ways to stopping it, we're also looking at the causes of this rapid increase in violence which has especially hit schools the hardest. I had a chan...
2/19/18 at 5:04 PM Flensburg Files Holiday Moments: A Boy With PANDAS 12/12/16 at 2:51 PM
A Tribute to Helmut Schmidt 11/10/15 at 3:49 PM
"To us, it's almost the whole thing. Racing is just this little, tiny ritual we go through after everything else has been done. It's a hood ornament." -- Bruce Denton on training in "Again to Carthage...
2/12/18 at 6:58 PM The Perfect Escape 2/8/18 at 7:07 PM
Into the Great Wide Open 2/5/18 at 5:15 PM
Enrolling in Medicare Part a and B
Often people are confused about when to enroll in Medicare. Let's look at several scenarios and discuss when you should enroll in Medicare. Medicare publishes a booklet called Enrolling in Medicare Pa...
1/26/18 at 12:42 PM Health Savings Accounts and Medicare Part a & Part B 2/2/17 at 7:28 AM
Reflections on the Flu
It is now your time to survive the cold and flu season. If you survive, summer is your time to take pride in that you trudged through the shadow of virus and bacteria and yet remained impervious to t...
1/13/18 at 9:15 AM
ALS: Bringing Awareness to This Neurodegenerative Disease
Background Information on ALS Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, is adebilitating disease that can often be difficult to diagnose. ALS can mimic, or appear to be, many of ...
12/3/17 at 11:47 PM The Science and Reality Behind Concussions 11/13/17 at 5:53 PM
Where Did My Car Keys Go? Alzheimers in a Nutshell 11/7/17 at 2:04 PM
The Bridges of Schlema, Germany
Part three of the historic bridge tour in the western part of the Ore Mountain region (German: Erzgebirge) takes us northeast to Bad Schlema. When we think of the community of about 5,700 inhabitant...
11/7/17 at 4:57 PM
Put Politics Aside and Use the Facts to Improve US Healthcare
Regarding the upcoming Senate vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act that has helped millions more Americans obtain health coverage regardless of preexisting conditions.Our country is at a competitive...
9/22/17 at 11:24 AM $4.00 gas got you down? Check out today's free Bike Summit 9/15/12 at 7:42 AM
Bike Share lunch and learn Wednesday 9/4/12 at 5:11 AM
*New Video* Conversation at a Marijuana Store: VPNW #4
"I just smoked 10 minutes ago." In Clackamas, just outside Portland, Oregon, I entered Stoney Only marijuana dispensary. I expected them to resist being on camera, as had another pot store I visited....
9/8/17 at 8:00 AM Breaking the Taboo of Mental Illness 10/12/16 at 11:58 AM
Traveling Iran, Part Two: Irrigation, Development, and Health Care 6/12/16 at 9:14 AM
The Cutting Edge of Protest
It's amazing what you can run into on a daily walk. Today on 32nd Avenue in Grand Forks I encountered first-hand an anti-circumcision protest group called "Bloodstained Men and their Friends." The co...
8/6/17 at 2:52 PM Prostate Cancer and Reggae Music 2/25/17 at 3:16 AM
Wolfgang Puck 3/25/14 at 3:36 PM