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Nursing homes get financial bump as lawmakers OK health care bill
By Danielle Killey Nursing homes and other care facilities will get more state money than they have seen in years. Sen. Tony Lourey, DFL-Kerrick, said the budget plan lawmakers approved last week inc...
5/18/13 at 6:40 PM Legislative notebook: Economic development bill passes 5/16/13 at 10:09 PM
Seniors and caregivers rally for ‘five and five’ state aid increase 5/3/13 at 8:36 AM
Health care's new paternalism?
Is the patient's blood pressure at 120 over 80 or below and controlled with one or more medications if necessary? Check. Normal body mass index? Check. Recommended screenings carried out according t...
5/17/13 at 11:33 AM Change fatigue in health care 5/9/13 at 3:39 PM
Moving in with the adult children 5/6/13 at 2:49 PM
Let it go!
By Tara Bitzan Its time to toss that old makeup Heres another thing to add to your spring cleaning list your makeup! Its easy to forget how long youve had a tube of mascara, or when you last replace...
5/15/13 at 11:04 AM Don’t forget the fridge when spring cleaning 4/16/13 at 4:47 PM
Parenting a Teen Driver 2/25/13 at 3:19 PM
5 Expenses That Are Worth The Money
Trying to cover all your living costs, plus save for emergencies and retirement can be a daunting task. Sometimes, the challenge is downright overwhelming. Being frugal can help, but dont confuse bein...
4/17/13 at 9:22 AM How to plan for medical costs in retirement 3/29/13 at 10:02 AM
Medical costs stressing you out? 5 steps you can take to manage them. 11/7/12 at 10:06 AM
Privilege vs. Rights: an Important Distinction
When I was in grade school, Mr. Dexter, the bus mechanic, gave a speech to us kids about proper bus safety and how if we didn't comply, we wouldn't be allowed the transport. He'd say with authority, "...
1/24/13 at 9:19 AM Problem Solved? #2 Meat-eating 8/23/12 at 8:58 AM
Insights into Exercise 6/20/12 at 9:23 AM
I have a confession to make...I am a magazine junkie. One in particular that I absolutely love is Consumer Reports. I know, not what you expected was it? I have purchased many items based on how some...
12/30/12 at 8:51 PM The results are in... 12/10/12 at 5:13 PM
I'm. Not. Tracking. 12/1/12 at 9:39 PM
Get a Healthy Chocolate Fix
Ive been a chocoholic for as long as I can remember. Whenever I packed my lunch for school, it always had a chocolaty component. Every year Santa filled my stocking with chocolate. Even the Easter Bun...
12/3/12 at 11:09 AM 10 Foods in This Dietitian’s Kitchen 8/1/12 at 1:10 PM
Are You Hydrated? 7/12/12 at 11:53 AM
Life Sucks Sometimes
My 16 year old son was diagnosed with an inflammatory bowel disease, Chrons a few weeks ago. Since that time my world has been turned upside down as I try first to understand what Chrons is and to ...
10/31/12 at 3:58 PM "Let Us Strip Off Every Weight That Slows Us Down" 6/30/11 at 8:48 AM
"Real Food" vs Processed Food - Areavoices Digest #89
So as I sat the other day spraying cheese in a can on my snack crackers, I began to think "Can this be real cheese?" Well the answer is "probably not." First clue: any cheese that's spelled with a "z...
9/19/12 at 2:16 PM Look where I found some quirky and fun cakes - Areavoices Digest #86 8/15/12 at 4:05 PM
Areavoices Digest #79 - Movie reviews, Family Wellness, SheSaysTV and more! 6/20/12 at 2:03 PM
DOUGLAS COUNTY GOES STREET SMART
Ever run a red light, jaywalk, or speed through a school zone? Some of us have. But none of us should. In our every day travels, we make decisions that affect the safety of those around us. Douglas Co...
8/2/12 at 3:22 PM Top Five Things to Do Today to Improve Your Health 2/16/12 at 11:45 AM
My Top 5 Favorite "Old Wives Tales" BUSTED. 1/21/11 at 4:13 PM
Put Away That DDT
A recent letter to the editor in the Grand Forks Herald regarding environmental chemicals and their effects on our healthreally piqued my interest. I happen to know several families in the region affe...
9/20/11 at 8:37 AM Loving the Gluten-Free Lunchbox 9/2/11 at 9:58 AM
Soy What? Food Recommendations for Women's Health 2/16/11 at 1:19 PM
A recipe for Mother Nature's Elixir
I've been sick since I arrived in Portland on Monday. Head splitting, eyes watering, nose itching, coughing, coughing, tight chest, sore everywhere. Not the best condition to be in when attending a c...
4/23/10 at 6:50 AM A really delicious weekend 3/29/10 at 9:48 AM
National Health Care ?
Will Democrats throw granny under the bus ? National Health Care will : ration health care, cut off Medicaid, cut off care for seniors/elderly, is an issue off life and death. Obama Care=death penalty...
8/10/09 at 6:09 PM Obama's Health Plan Will Kill Seniors ? 8/9/09 at 4:31 PM
Health Care Reform 6/28/09 at 11:23 AM