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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
Silence is the Word on Financial Fears
Americans are uncomfortable with their financial situation and don't want to talk about it. According to AVIVA USA and the Mayo Clinic wellness survey. Aviva and Mayo Clinic surveyed2,000 U.S. adults...
5/17/13 at 10:10 AM Horseshoe Crab to Cancer Cure? 3/1/13 at 11:10 AM
Have Your Say The Advance Directive Way 1/11/13 at 9:37 AM
Breakfast-Yes or No
Breakfast-Yes or No??? I have to eat breakfast, without itI feel tired, sluggish and HUNGRY!! Without breakfast, youre operating on your reserves, making your body think it is going into starvation m...
5/9/13 at 2:39 PM Hitting the greens 4/25/13 at 10:01 AM
What should be in your workout 4/16/13 at 1:42 PM
A Real Treat
This past week was substantial for many reasons. I landed in NYC Tuesday to prepare for the very first annual Family Dinner Conference on the campus of NYU presented by Time at the Table. We w...
4/21/13 at 1:56 PM
This week began like any other week (or any other week in North Dakota, at least): Sunday took us into what looked like it might be a snow day, but we forged ahead safely into programming at the Schoo...
4/18/13 at 6:56 PM New Year, Old Habits 1/6/13 at 1:51 PM
Surviving Power Struggles 11/28/12 at 10:36 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
The Cold War
It seems to me that winter would have no exciting news if we had no cold or flu outbreaks of which to report. I long have suffered from colds myself and have explored many different forms of p...
1/19/13 at 7:45 AM A Perfect World 12/30/12 at 7:41 AM
The 30 Habits of Highly Empowered Women
While doing a little dusting in the office, I spotted a well-worn copy of Steven Coveys classic, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. This book first introduced us to concepts like the abundance m...
12/4/12 at 11:30 AM Be Thankful 11/21/12 at 11:48 AM
The Effects of Fear Can Be Scary 10/30/12 at 8:10 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
The Supper Table: Nourishing A Family Tradition
The one thing I have fought hard to keep as a tradition in my household is having meals together as a family; most especially supper. In todays busy world, I am shocked that sitting down together as ...
10/18/12 at 8:00 PM Roast Beef Colby-Jack Biscuits 9/14/12 at 8:00 PM
Who Says You Need Beef in Your Diet? Your Body! 1/24/12 at 8:00 PM
Doing the twist
The twists and turns of life can be painful and mysterious, especially when we dont see them coming. I didnt see a major twist coming, and either did a 47-year-old pastor who went from being an ultra-...
6/14/12 at 6:50 PM Doing the twist 6/14/12 at 6:44 PM
The vitamin lady's secret 5/22/12 at 8:24 PM
Charity: a good reason to 'move that body'
My introduction to Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) occurred a few years back on the job. I was writing a story on the organization, which had set up a satellite meal-packaging center in the Fergus F...
3/8/12 at 5:05 PM Talking the talk, biking the walk 1/11/12 at 4:51 PM
'Zecoldephobia' 12/3/11 at 2:22 PM
Additional Fingertip Amputations and Lacerations Prompt Reannouncement of November 2009 Recall of Strollers by Maclaren USA
Additional Fingertip Amputations and Lacerations Prompt Reannouncement of November 2009 Recall of Strollers by Maclaren USA WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooper...
5/13/11 at 9:28 PM Telstar Recalls Energy-Saving Light Bulbs 5/13/11 at 9:20 PM
phil&teds USA Clip-on Chairs 5/10/11 at 7:34 PM
When I was eight years old, my parents signed me up for city league softball. We practiced twice a week and played Tuesday night games. My dad was the assistant coach and it turned out I had inherited...
3/2/11 at 10:40 PM Seeking Balance Upside Down 2/22/11 at 10:56 PM
Learning Self Love 2/13/11 at 10:21 PM