Valentine’s Day Gifts Fit For The Heart

Valentine’s Day, think out of the box when you buy your sweetheart a gift. Sure, it’s easy to grab the traditional box of chocolates and flowers, but this year, consider a fitness related gift. Yes! It can be a romantic gift if you explain that you want to keep your sweetie’s heart and health in…
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Achieve Your Wellness Goals In 2014

If you need a little help to stay on track with your wellness goals for 2014, you’re not alone. Especially if weight loss was on your list. People who lose weight are more successful in maintaining their weight when they exercise and eat right. Take a cue from some successful losers from the National Weight…
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St. Andrew’s Popular Blood Pressure Clinics Help Prevent Disease

You might not think of going to get your blood pressure checked as a fun thing to do, but residents in Bottineau, N.D.—young and old—enjoy catching up on the local news at the weekly blood pressure clinics held at St. Andrew’s Health Center. From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. each Tuesday, a nurse is stationed…
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Schedule A Pap Test And Consider Vaccination To Fight Cervical Cancer

January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. While getting a Pap test isn’t something most women look forward to doing, regular Pap tests play an important role in catching cervical cancer in its pre-cancerous stages when it’s most treatable.  Most cervical cancer begins as a sexually transmitted infection called HPV, or human papillomavirus. HPV can…
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Health Reform Changes Coming In 2014

The Affordable Care Act has already led to many changes in the U.S. health care system. Even more change is expected in 2014. Here’s a peek forward to some of the health reform changes coming in 2014: January 1, 2014 Pre-existing conditions allowed Starting with policy years beginning on or after January 1, 2014, health…
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