BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF NORTH DAKOTA North Dakota ranked as nation's 12th healthiest state
By Ryan Schuster
North Dakota was ranked as the 12th healthiest state in the nation in the 2012 America's Health Rankings, down one spot from an 11th place ranking in 2011.
The index ranked states b... Posted on 5/1/13 at 9:29 AM
HEALTHBEAT Type 1 diabetes - dancing with a Tasmanian devil
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BISMARCK Faye Foote took off for Bismarck at midnight, urging her 7-year-old son not to fall asleep in the backseat.
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When my youngest son Matt was in early elementary school, he would occasionally come home with a long face and big, sad eyes — his hang-dog look.
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American Diabetes Association Alert Day is a one-day “wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Held on the fourth Tuesday of every March, this year Alert Day will be held today.
In a low-key but emotional presentation at the University of North Dakota’s American Indian Center Tuesday, B.J. Rainbow welcomed a dozen visitors with prayers, honor songs, small gifts and something deeply personal.
By Chuck Haga , Forum Communications Co.
, April 27, 2011
Today is the 23rd annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day, a day asking Americans to “Join the Million Challenge” by taking the Diabetes Risk Test and find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes and if they are at high risk, to speak with their health care provider.
The “lame duck” session of Congress has a lot of important work to do in a very short amount of time. Much of that work involves very high profile issues. Facing up to the need to reduce the deficit; deciding whether to extend tax cuts now scheduled to expire and, if so, for whom; preventing a sharp cut in the rates doctors are paid for treating Medicare patients; and passing the Defense Authorization and Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bills are just a few examples.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Sen. Byron Dorgan says American Indian tribes in North Dakota are getting nearly $1.9 million in federal money to help prevent and treat diabetes on reservations, where the rate of the disease is much higher than the national norm.
During American Diabetes Month in November, North Dakota’s oral health and diabetes experts are joining together to present information about the effects that diabetes can have on a person’s oral health and also the effects that oral health can have on diabetes.
The Ellsworth Medical Clinic here has received national publicity for its efforts to track the health of its diabetes patients.
The clinic’s unique approach was written about in a story in The Wall Street Journal published on Tuesday.
By Bill Kirk, Forum Communications Co.
, November 05, 2009
A one-day education session on diabetes will be held on Oct. 1 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington, N.D. The day will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. and an opening presentation at 9:15 a.m. by Lea Dell, diabetes educator at Carrington Health Center. Presentations continue until 3:30 p.m. when the day concludes with drawings for door prizes.
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