Have A Fun, Safe Independence Day Picnic

Potato salad. Hot dogs. Brats. Hamburgers. Food thermometer. All the fixings for a perfect Fourth of July picnic.   Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Director of Worksite Wellness Melissa Olson encourages everyone to think of food safety when preparing for the holiday. Olson is also a registered and licensed dietitian. Olson recommends following…
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Make A Heart Connection At The North Dakota Heart Gallery

By Michelle Kommer For most of us, it’s hard to imagine what it would be like to grow up without parents — to go to bed without a goodnight kiss from mom or dad — to not know if your parents will be there in the morning. These kids dream of having a forever family.…
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Hoax Message On Medicare Rate Hike

So, in our last post, we did a little fact checking on the health insurance numbers used during the presidential debate. Today, we’ve got another tidbit for you – this one about an email titled “a Message from Blue Cross Blue Shield” that says Medicare Part B rates are going up considerably in 2014. It’s…
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Helping Kids Move To Better Health

By Karen Ehrens As parents we want the best for our kids. We probably know that getting kids moving is good for them. But we get to the end of some of our days and find out that our kids have not moved enough, or at all. So much to do, and so little time,…
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The Hula Hoop: Your Secret Weight Loss Weapon!

By Najla Amundson Last night I hula hooped. In front of 400 of my colleagues, their families, and my boss. I know. What was I thinking? Do you know anyone who can hula hoop gracefully? Yeah. Me neither. The only reason I did it was… I was at my company sponsored 5k event last night…
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