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What Are Preventive Services?

Preventive services are things like vaccinations, tests and screenings that you receive to help you stay healthy. Common examples of preventive health care services include routine screenings or tests recommended by your doctor before you begin displaying symptoms. Getting your annual flu shot is another example of a preventive service you receive to help you…
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Understanding Back Pain

What’s behind happier employees? In part, healthy spines. With a focus on back health, HealthyBlue is now offering a workshop on understanding what causes back pain, as well as how to treat and prevent it. Work shouldn’t hurt Back pain is one of the most common work-related injuries and is often caused by ordinary work…
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4 Tips To Kick Swimmer’s Itch

While swimmer’s itch is more prevalent in the southern states, there are still bodies of freshwater nearby that regularly host the tiny parasites that cause swimmer’s itch. (EEP!) Don’t be alarmed. While swimmer’s itch can be irritating, it’s rarely serious and never contagious. Humans are not suitable hosts, so the parasites quickly die. According to…
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Farmers Markets In Full Swing

When it comes right down to it, food is energy, and fresh food provides high quality nutrition. Farmers markets are opening up across North Dakota, and that means fresh fruits and veggies are in season. Loving local There are many advantages to shopping for food that’s produced and raised closer to home. Often called the…
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Working Together To Improve North Dakota Health Care

Health insurance can be complex and confusing. We are here to help. That’s why we continue to work with doctors and hospitals in North Dakota to help members navigate the health care system and get the care they need. Our Blue Alliance partnership with clinics and hospitals provides a transformational framework for health care delivery…
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