April Is Alcohol Awareness Month

Many people are surprised to learn just how little alcohol is safe to consume daily without overindulging. According to the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, a safe amount of alcohol consumption for the average adult is one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men.    …
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Protect Your Heart

This year, more than half a million Americans will die as a result of heart disease. Sadly, a good portion of them will be younger than age 65, and their disease could have been prevented through changes in health habits. Small changes can make a big difference in your heart health. Below are 28 suggestions…
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Simple Steps To Improving Your Health

We live such busy lives that it seems like we’re always running somewhere. Yet we rarely actually lace up the sneakers and go for a run. It’s easy to put off exercise and healthy eating as we rush through our busy lives. But with as many as 50 million Americans living sedentary lifestyles, it’s as…
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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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Protect Yourself Against Cervical Cancer

By Denise Pinkney Exercise more. Eat better. Get a Pap test. All good things to do in 2013. Wait? Get a Pap test? It may sound strange, but it really is an important component to women’s health. January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month . Did you know that more than 12,000 American women will…
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