Will You Walk With Me?

On Wednesday, April 25, I’ll put on my tennis shoes and head outside to walk at lunch. I’ll be joining thousands of walkers nationwide as part of the National Walk@Lunch Day. I’m a lifelong walker.  When I’m not taking a 6 a.m. water aerobics class, you’ll usually find me walking on the treadmill at the…
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A Doctor’s View Of Improving N.D. Health Care

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota has held a series of health care forums in communities throughout the state in recent months and asked North Dakotans about the challenges, successes and improvement needed in the state’s health care system. Another forum will be held in western North Dakota this spring or summer. We have…
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Caring For Children Receives Grant

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota believes that all children should have access to health care. One of our affiliates, the North Dakota Caring Foundation, Inc. nonprofit has received a $4,000 matching grant from the Dakota Medical Foundation. The grant will help support the North Dakota Caring Foundation’s Caring for Children program, which provides access…
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Are You At Risk For Heart Disease?

Julie Fennel didn’t think she was at risk for heart disease. But five years ago, she was enjoying a meal with her family at a restaurant in downtown Fargo when she suddenly went into cardiac arrest. Fortunately for Julie, her daughter Stephanie was a nursing student at that time, and Stephanie and her boyfriend Ryan…
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A Look At A Non-profit Insurer’s Financials

By Ryan Schuster As a former business reporter, I’ve grown accustomed to reading through earnings statements and writing stories about how profitable a company is and how much sales increased. But this time I was stopped in my tracks while writing one of those same news releases about Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota’s…
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