How Insurance Premiums Are Determined

For most types of insurance, the rate you pay is determined by risk. For example, if you buy auto insurance, your premium is based on numerous factors. Age and address are factors, but the insurance company also looks into your personal records – have you been in accidents in the past; have you been cited…
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Mother And Daughter Undeterred By Type 1 Diabetes

Julie Kinneberg’s gut was telling her something was terribly wrong with her    10-year-old daughter. It all started days earlier with Hannah drinking a lot of water and losing weight because her stomach hurt too much to eat. Doctors first diagnosed a viral bug and when she didn’t improve, she was diagnosed with strep throat, although…
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Caring For Children Needs Your Help

Last year, Caring for Children helped 1,310 children in North Dakota get access to primary and preventive health care. One mother said that without the program she would just pray nothing bad would happen to her son. She is a single parent who makes too much to qualify for Medicaid, but too little to afford…
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How To Provide A Nutritious Breakfast

Mornings are often rushed, especially if you have kids getting ready for school.  But research shows it’s important to make time for breakfast. Kids who eat breakfast perform better at school.  Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Wellness Services Team Leader Lori Howard shares tips to provide a nutritious breakfast for kids (and adults).…
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How To Help Kids Eat Right For Breakfast

Now that your children have settled into their school routine, it’s time to pay a little more attention to breakfast. This meal is very important because your body has been fasting all night as you sleep and it is ready to break its fast in the morning.  Kids need to get that extra fuel in…
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