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BCBSND’s Early-Childhood Vaccination Rates Are No. 1 In The Nation

A recent report by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) shows that 86 percent of North Dakota children age 0 to 3 who are covered under a BCBSND health plan are getting their early-childhood vaccinations. We’re happy to take the lead in this area of child health and wellness, but we think we can…
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2018 Rural Health Grant Program Open For Applications

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) Caring Foundation is excited to announce that the 2018 Rural Health Grant Program is open for applications. The program, a partnership with the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine & Health Sciences, seeks proposals that benefit rural North…
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Tips To Avoid Sunburn, Skin Cancer

Nothing ruins a fun day outside in the sun quite like a painful sunburn. Getting too much sun without proper protection can lead to a nasty sunburn. It can also lead to skin cancer. More than 3 million Americans are diagnosed with a skin cancer every year. In 2012, more than 9,000 Americans died from…
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Fighting Colorectal Cancer In North Dakota

Each year, approximately 400 North Dakotans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and even more staggering, approximately 135 of them will die from the disease. In an effort to decrease these rates, we have partnered with the North Dakota Department of Health’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control to increase colorectal cancer screening rates for…
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When It Comes To Driving In Winter Weather, Gut Instinct And Common Sense Must Be Friends

When It Comes To Driving In Winter Weather, Gut Instinct And Common Sense Must Be Friends As North Dakotans, we’re no stranger to driving in extreme winter weather conditions. Blizzards, life-threatening wind chills and road closures force us to be prepared, use common sense and take mom’s well-meant advice to pack a winter survival kit.…
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