Back-to-school Jitters? Here Are Tips For A Smooth Transition

By Denise Pinkney I remember the excitement of going back to school. To ease the butterflies in my stomach the night before the first day, I would organize my sock drawer. I’d match all my socks and make sure everything was in order. Somehow the simple act of sorting my socks seemed to ease my…
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BCBSND’s Drs. Eunah And Kenneth Fischer Named ‘Top Doctors’

By Denise Pinkney No doubt, the hospitals in our region have a lot of great doctors. You’ll be happy to learn that your insurance company does too. Two Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) employees have been named by U.S. News and World Reports as two of “America’s Top Doctors” in the region.…
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Sitting Too Much Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

By Denise Pinkney I love to exercise. Call me crazy, but I really do. I either walk on the treadmill or take a 6 a.m. water aerobics class. Even though I meet the American College of Sports Medicine’s exercise recommendation of 30 minutes of moderate exercise five times a week, I recently found out I…
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8 Preventive Services For Women No Longer Need Copay Or Coinsurance

By Denise Pinkney Preventive services can help you stay healthy by finding conditions in the early stages, when they are often most treatable. That’s one reason Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota has offered preventive services throughout the years, many with no copay or coinsurance. As a result of the Affordable Care Act, the…
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The Hula Hoop: Your Secret Weight Loss Weapon!

By Najla Amundson Last night I hula hooped. In front of 400 of my colleagues, their families, and my boss. I know. What was I thinking? Do you know anyone who can hula hoop gracefully? Yeah. Me neither. The only reason I did it was… I was at my company sponsored 5k event last night…
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