BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD NORTH DAKOTA Raising awareness of men's health through facial hair
During their lifetime, one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and it is projected that nearly 30,000 men will die of prostate cancer in America in 2013. Yet, awareness and advocacy on b... Posted on 12/3/13 at 2:32 PM
THE NEW FORTY I will not fight this battle - at least not today.
On Tuesday morning I received a call from Sanford about my mammogram images that were taken on Monday. There was a concern about something they saw on the images and they wanted me to come in for anot... Posted on 10/24/13 at 9:14 PM
IT'S SIMPLY GRAND! A day for the girls at the Grand Forks Women's Show
Today's blog is written by local business woman and blogger, Michaela Schell.
Every so often, we ladies get a girls night out, but it is not very often we get an entire day out! Saturday, October 26t... Posted on 10/15/13 at 9:07 AM
CONFESSIONS OF A (FORMER) FAT GIRL We did it!
Where do I begin? Our five-year wedding anniversary trip is over and we are now back home in good ol' Alexandria, Minnesota. We ran our second half-marathon, we drank lots of wine, we ate good food an... Posted on 10/12/13 at 4:32 PM
HEALTHBEAT 5 things to think about before you pink
October is upon us, and the pink reminders that this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month seem more prolific than the autumn leaves scattering from the trees.
Here's another reminder: Consumer beware. Ju... Posted on 10/10/13 at 9:44 AM
San Francisco on Friday morphed into a Gotham City wonderland, where caped crusaders fought mischievous villains aboard cable cars and on sidewalks, for a little boy who celebrated his win against cancer by becoming "Bat Kid" for a day.
Some nurses at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis wanted to create something fun for their young patients to look back on when cancer is behind them. So, the nurses, along with the children created a video that's become a hit on You Tube with more than 300,000 clicks.
Dakotas-based Sanford Health is planning a multimillion-dollar breast cancer facility in Sioux Falls. Officials will break ground next year for the construction project that will cost $25 million to $30 million.
In 2006 when doctors started testing a melanoma treatment made by Roche Holding AG on patients, they were used to facing slim odds - about one in eight - that the tumors would shrink on chemotherapy. This time, they couldn't believe their eyes.
Julie Steenhuysen and Ben Hirschler
, September 28, 2013
For the first time, government advisers are recommending screening for lung cancer, saying certain current and former heavy smokers should get annual scans to cut their chances of dying of the disease.
Three thousand Relay for Life luminaria bags lined University Park sidewalks in Grand Forks on Friday afternoon, each decorated with a photo or handwritten name of a cancer victim and waiting to be lit for the night’s event.
Lars Sundberg has never been the most physically imposing man around. But everyone that knows him calls Lars the toughest guy they know. That sort of resiliency is why the friends and family of the 27-year-old Grygla, Minn., native have been optimistic since Lars was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblasic Leukemia, a type of blood and bone marrow cancer.
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