BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD 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
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HEALTHBEAT Type 1 diabetes - dancing with a Tasmanian devil
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A new study has found that North Dakota's diabetes rate has nearly doubled since 1995. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that the rate in North Dakota jumped 91.7 percent by 2010.
The National Diabetes Prevention Program uses proven methods to help participants make lifestyle changes that encourage weight loss through healthy eating and physical activity. The vast majority of people living with “prediabetes” don’t know they have it, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The public is invited esentation by diabetes physician-specialists James Brosseau of Altru Health System and Stephen Smith of Mayo Clinic on April 10. The free event, which will be held 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Alerus Center, will provide general information and tips on healthy lifestyle choices for diabetes control from the doctors, a diabetes educator and a dietician.
Eating red meat - any amount and any type - appears to significantly increase the risk of premature death, according to a long-range study that examined the eating habits and health of more than 110,000 adults for more than 20 years.
The worldwide diabetes epidemic is taking a huge toll in Minnesota. One-third of all adults in the state either have diabetes or are pre-diabetic, with blood glucose levels that are higher than normal.
VIDEO: Watch at bottom of article Paula Deen, whose frequently champions high-fat, high-caloric recipes, has become a paid spokeswoman for drug maker Novo Nordisk. She says she was diagnosed three years ago, but kept quiet about her condition until she had advice to offer the public.
26,000 premature deaths could be prevented, study finds The soda tax is back on the table, and this time proponents say that a tax of a penny per ounce of sugar-sweetened beverage would not only raise $13 billion a year but also save $17 billion in medical costs by reducing the incidence of heart disease and diabetes.
Federal regulators have warned Johnson & Johnson that it could face fines and other sanctions for selling faulty insulin pumps and delaying disclosures of serious injuries to diabetics who used them. The Food and Drug Administration ordered J&J's Animas Corp. unit to promptly provide a plan to rectify its failure to report within 30 days cases where its device may have caused or contributed to death or serious injury.
Diabetic Chef teaches restaurateurs not to be afraid to put a little green on the menu What meal appears healthier: tater tot hotdish or an oriental salad?
Well, reality doesn’t always match appearances, at least not in the case of two local restaurateurs’ offerings. Chris Smith, known as The Diabetic Chef, made that case Tuesday during the second of a two-day stay in Roseau to teach locals how to eat healthier. Local restaurant cooks were the students Tuesday.
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