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Freedom Friday: How an Obsession With Exercising Can Become an Eating Disorder
Exercise and nutrition are foundational to good health, but extreme behaviors can be a red flag indicating unhealthy behaviors. Calories in, calories out that's what weight is, right? This is what th...
1/19/18 at 8:28 AM Freedom Friday: How an Obsession With Healthy Eating Can Become an Eating Disorder 1/12/18 at 9:30 AM
What’s Wrong Wednesday: Nursing Homes That Harm Seniors Face Fewer Fines Under Trump Administration 1/10/18 at 8:07 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
Killer Crisis: Infants Increasingly Born Addicted to Opiates
By John Lundy When Theresa Wanless learned she was five months pregnant with her second child, she knew something had to change. I immediately told my OB, Im addicted to heroin, the Duluth woman rel...
1/10/18 at 4:37 PM Killer Crisis: Economic Opportunities Play a Role in Opioid Abuse 1/10/18 at 4:35 PM
Killer Crisis: Genetics One of Many Causes for Opioid Addiction 1/4/18 at 8:44 AM
Which of These 5 Money Personalities Do You Identify With?
My 10th anniversary with LSS Financial counseling is this month. Over these last 10 years I've provided counseling, supervised and observed counselors, and learned so much about personal finance. I've...
1/8/18 at 6:27 AM How to Trick Yourself Into Saving Money 11/20/17 at 6:25 AM
How to Host Thanksgiving Dinner Without Breaking the Bank 11/17/17 at 6:30 AM
A New Year, a New Journey
"I can't tell where the journey will end, but I know where to start. " -- Wake Me Up, Avicii At the beginning of each year, most people have a set of hopes or goals for the new year. They set resolut...
1/2/18 at 9:35 AM The Journey Ahead 11/28/17 at 6:52 PM
The Season to Run 11/24/17 at 12:25 PM
8 Tips to Make Cooking at Home a Breeze
Is saving some money on your New Years resolution list? How about having more healthful meals? Cooking meals at home can help you meet both of those goals. The holidays are memories now, but the bill...
1/2/18 at 9:04 AM Sing Along to Set Health Goals 12/13/17 at 9:52 AM
Nourish Your Eyes 4/20/17 at 10:11 AM
2018 Rural Health Grant Program Open for Applications
The Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) Caring Foundation is excited to announce that the 2018 Rural Health Grant Program is open for applications. The program, a partnership with the C...
12/21/17 at 2:43 PM Why Insurance Premiums Rise 11/16/17 at 9:43 AM
5 Things Young Adults Should Know When Leaving a Parent’s Health Plan 9/26/17 at 8:11 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
Audio: ND Medical Marijuana Program Director Says Expected Length of Implementation Is About Average
The North Dakota Department of Health is estimating that medical marijuana won't be available in North Dakota for another 11-13 months. Voters in the state approved medical marijuana on the ballot a ...
11/7/17 at 3:32 PM Obamacare Was Driving up Premiums Even Before Trump’s Decision to Stop Paying Illegal Insurance Company Subsidies 10/17/17 at 9:34 AM
Does Anyone Actually Know What Senator Heidi Heitkamp Wants to Do on Healthcare? 9/19/17 at 6:53 AM
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
The Risk of Salmonella Infection From Baby Poultry
The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) warns of the potential danger to people who come into contact with live poultry, especially chicks, ducklings and other baby birds. Contact with live poul...
4/10/17 at 1:28 PM Department of Health Urges Caution During Tick Season 4/7/17 at 10:31 AM
Department of Health Encourages Individuals to Become Educated During STD Awareness Month 4/5/17 at 10:00 AM
How Should We Feel About Working-Class White Voters Having ‘Trump Regret?’
Working on my Sunday column for The Forum. Topic is an internal struggle I'm having about reports of white, working-class voters showing some regret about voting for Donald Trump. With the release of ...
3/10/17 at 8:54 AM