BCBSND Employee Loses 120 Pounds With Diet, Exercise And Determination

Duane Eckholm had been overweight most of his life, tipping the scale at over 300 pounds at his heaviest. Not anymore. After changing his diet and exercise habits, he’s down a total of 120 pounds – the weight equivalent of a small person. Making changes Eckholm, a web project coordinator at BCBSND, had lost weight…
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Simple And Healthy Holiday Habits

According to a Consumer Reports article, 35 percent of Americans say what they dread the most about the holidays is weight gain. In reality, however, on average an adult gains about a pound between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Sounds doable, right? Well, shedding that pound is another thing. According to the report, most people fail to…
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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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Rethink Your Drink

By Denise Pinkney There’s nothing like a nice hot dessert coffee with lots of whipped cream to take the chill out of a cold North Dakota day. But if you have diabetes, you may need to think twice before you place your order at your favorite coffee shop.  Rethink your drink by requesting fat-free milk…
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Discussion On School Lunches: Lively And Somewhat Heated

By Denise Pinkney Earlier this month, we posted a link to a news story from The Forum about new nutritional rules that affect the school lunch program on our Facebook page. We asked for your opinion. And you responded. Some of you didn’t like the government telling schools what to feed your children. Others thought…
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