Sweet Drinks In The City

By Denise Pinkney New Yorkers may not have the choice of ordering a sugar-sweetened 20-ounce soda or Frappuccino if Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s proposed ban becomes law. If approved, restaurants, delis, sports arena vendors, movie theaters and food carts could no longer sell sweetened beverages larger than 16 ounces in New York City. The ban…
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BCBSND-funded Program Helps Railroad Worker Quit Chewing Tobacco

Eric Hegstrom had tried to quit chewing tobacco before, but he had always gone back to chewing. Hegstrom credits the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota-funded Healthy North Dakota Worksite Wellness Initiative for helping him kick the habit for good more than a year ago. Hegstrom’s story is featured in a new Blue Cross…
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Making Vegetables More Appealing

By Matthew Devick Eating vegetables is essential to a healthy lifestyle. In fact, half of your plate should be composed of fruits and vegetables. For me, vegetables weren’t always the first thing I reached for to satisfy my hunger. Thanks to the encouragement of my loving and health-conscious spouse, I’ve been exposed to the wide…
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Governor Thanks Blue Cross Blue Shield Of North Dakota

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple thanked Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota in a recent blog post on his re-election website. Dalrymple marveled in his blog about the record 9,500 registration for the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota 5K on Friday night. He said in his blog that the best part of…
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Surviving The Fargo Marathon’s 5K

By Ryan Schuster As a former cross country runner in high school, I had completed 3.1-mile runs before. But none of them compared to this. On Friday night, I ran in the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota 5K in Fargo as part of Fargo Marathon festivities. Instead of running on a golf course…
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