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Minnesota Issues New Guidelines to Prevent ‘Over Prescribing,’ Misuse of Opioids
Minnesota officials say new guidelines about when to prescribe opioids are more carrot than stick, but eventually doctors who do not follow them may be barred from treating 1.2 million patients on Med...
12/4/17 at 3:11 PM Chatter: Special Prosecutor Looks at Minnesotan Vin Weber 11/6/17 at 9:52 AM
Little Changes Are Expected as Health Insurance Enrollment Begins 10/30/17 at 12:04 PM
ALS: Bringing Awareness to This Neurodegenerative Disease
Background Information on ALS Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, is adebilitating disease that can often be difficult to diagnose. ALS can mimic, or appear to be, many of ...
12/3/17 at 11:47 PM The Science and Reality Behind Concussions 11/13/17 at 5:53 PM
Where Did My Car Keys Go? Alzheimers in a Nutshell 11/7/17 at 2:04 PM
The Journey Ahead
Anyone who's missed training time, no matter the reason, can attest to feelings of self doubt. It's natural for runners to worry about goals and expectations after an extended break, especially when ...
11/28/17 at 6:52 PM The Season to Run 11/24/17 at 12:25 PM
A Little Something, Every Day 11/22/17 at 8:54 AM
How to Trick Yourself Into Saving Money
In a recent post I talked about reasons people give for not saving. While it truly is about making a conscious effort to save, there are ways to make saving money easier simply by not having to think ...
11/20/17 at 6:25 AM How to Host Thanksgiving Dinner Without Breaking the Bank 11/17/17 at 6:30 AM
8 Ways Procrastination Can Cost You 10/30/17 at 5:32 AM
Why Insurance Premiums Rise
Every year it seems we spend more of our hard-earned money on health care, including insurance premiums. For most of us, the upcoming year will be no different. How your rates are determined Insura...
11/16/17 at 9:43 AM 5 Things Young Adults Should Know When Leaving a Parent’s Health Plan 9/26/17 at 8:11 AM
3 Things to Know About 2018 Open Enrollment 9/21/17 at 9:40 AM
The Bridges of Schlema, Germany
Part three of the historic bridge tour in the western part of the Ore Mountain region (German: Erzgebirge) takes us northeast to Bad Schlema. When we think of the community of about 5,700 inhabitant...
11/7/17 at 4:57 PM
Put Politics Aside and Use the Facts to Improve US Healthcare
Regarding the upcoming Senate vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act that has helped millions more Americans obtain health coverage regardless of preexisting conditions.Our country is at a competitive...
9/22/17 at 11:24 AM $4.00 gas got you down? Check out today's free Bike Summit 9/15/12 at 7:42 AM
Bike Share lunch and learn Wednesday 9/4/12 at 5:11 AM
*New Video* Conversation at a Marijuana Store: VPNW #4
"I just smoked 10 minutes ago." In Clackamas, just outside Portland, Oregon, I entered Stoney Only marijuana dispensary. I expected them to resist being on camera, as had another pot store I visited....
9/8/17 at 8:00 AM Breaking the Taboo of Mental Illness 10/12/16 at 11:58 AM
Traveling Iran, Part Two: Irrigation, Development, and Health Care 6/12/16 at 9:14 AM
Reflecting on 75 Years of Conservation in Washington County
On July 16, 1939, the front page of the St. Paul Sunday Pioneer Press was filled with images of eroding farm fields and crumbling ravines in the St. Croix Valley. War has been declared on erosion that...
8/10/17 at 9:39 AM Inside a Tiny Fairy Kingdom 8/29/16 at 2:11 PM
Mild Winter – Frozen Septic? 3/1/12 at 10:54 AM
The Risk of Salmonella Infection From Baby Poultry
The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) warns of the potential danger to people who come into contact with live poultry, especially chicks, ducklings and other baby birds. Contact with live poul...
4/10/17 at 1:28 PM Department of Health Urges Caution During Tick Season 4/7/17 at 10:31 AM
Department of Health Encourages Individuals to Become Educated During STD Awareness Month 4/5/17 at 10:00 AM
How Should We Feel About Working-Class White Voters Having ‘Trump Regret?’
Working on my Sunday column for The Forum. Topic is an internal struggle I'm having about reports of white, working-class voters showing some regret about voting for Donald Trump. With the release of ...
3/10/17 at 8:54 AM
Laughter Really Is the Best Medicine
By Robert Jones EAPTrainer, The Village Business Institute For years Ive struggled with something about myself, the embarrassing guilty pleasure I just cant quit because it brings a bit of sanity int...
3/7/17 at 7:02 AM Which way do you face when the winds of change blow? 9/5/14 at 12:02 PM
It’s Tournament Time!
If it's February, that means it's high school "tournament time" for the region. Check out the recent changes to two upcoming Fargotournaments. By Fargo Public Schools Student Activities District Direc...
2/11/17 at 9:05 AM ND Senate Testimony - Bill 2048 1/26/15 at 7:45 AM
Saving Life a Group Effort – Local Hero Honored 9/25/14 at 3:59 PM
Health Savings Accounts and Medicare Part a & Part B
You can't contribute to a Health Savings Account once you're enrolled in Medicare. This IRS rule should be considered whenyou have a Health Savings Account and want to sign up for Medicare A & B.(...
2/2/17 at 7:28 AM
Resolving to Put Your Health First
When my kids get sick I make sure that they get the finest medical care that our insurance will provide. Sometimes even going places where our insurance doesn't cover. But if it is my health, I seem...
1/4/17 at 10:23 AM How Are You? 3/8/16 at 10:11 AM
Life Will Start When My To-Do List Is Done 7/8/14 at 8:34 AM