Wellness

Sleep for your health

by Ravi Panjini | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 19th, 2014

Who hasn’t had a rough morning after a night of poor sleep? Brush it off, have a cup of coffee and make it through the day. However, when it’s a persistent problem things can compound. It’s estimated 50-70 million Americans suffer from a chronic sleep disorder. Issues with sleep can be especially problematic for college students. Staying up late then struggling to make it to that 8 a.m. class day after day is a vicious cycle.

The reasons and mechanisms of sleep are still largely…

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​A year of MNsure

by Amy Borgman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 12th, 2014

Open enrollment begins again Nov. 15

Minnesotans know that MNsure wasn’t perfect when it was enacted last October. There was a media bombardment attacking its website issues, long wait time, data breaches, limitations on plans, fraud, administrative scandals, etc. Today, however, the program has smoothed over the rough patches.

At the Family Service Center of Clay County in Moorhead, there are nine trained assisters through a group called Lakes and Prairies Community Action Partnership.…

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Under Prussia

by Diane Miller | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 22nd, 2014

Photo by Raul Gomez

Mariah Prussia is 3-0. She’s a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter from Fargo. She’s, in fact, the first sanctioned female MMA fighter in the state. And she’s only been in the cage for one year.

On Saturday, Oct. 25, Prussia will go up against Colorado’s top amateur fighter, recently gone professional, Summer Bradshaw, at the Scheels Arena.

What’s MMA? It’s kickboxing. It’s wrestling. It’s Brazilian jiu-jitsu. It’s judo. It’s taekwondo and more. It’s two similar…

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​Talking about suicide

by Diane Miller | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 18th, 2014

Nine years ago, the Weilers, of Fargo, lost one of their family members to suicide during a time when even saying the word “suicide” was difficult for people in the community.

As one of the organizers of today’s most well attended suicide walk in North Dakota, Out of The Darkness, Brenda Weiler, nine years ago, had difficulty even approaching the media for coverage when it first started.

Today, talking about suicide is met with much less resistance, and Brenda said that’s a small…

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​Local doctor’s view E-cigarettes

by Diane Miller | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 12th, 2013

Sales of electronic cigarettes are expected to reach $1.7 billion this year. Many smokers are turning to this odor-free, vapor-releasing instrument as a safer alternative to cigarettes, but many health experts are skeptical.

HPR turned to local e-cig expert Dr. Brody Maack from Family HealthCare to answer a few questions this new product.

HPR: Why are the FDA and health experts so concerned about a product that seems like a much safer alternative to cigarettes?

Dr. Brody Maack: The main…

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​To prevent Alzheimer’s, eat this—not that

by Diane Miller | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 15th, 2013

The very best thing to do with beef is, if you want to include it in your routine, it should be in relatively small portions, well cooked and then you’d put it on a little plate, cut it up into small morsels. And then you’d put it on to your floor and you’d call your cat over to eat it. – Dr. Neal Barnard, author of “Power Foods For the Brain”

While we will forever hear contradicting evidence about pros and cons of consuming meat, dairy and eggs, there certainly will never…

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​Health Pitch event to change the world in three minutes or less

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 8th, 2013

By Lauren Beek

If you had an idea to improve the world around you, could you explain it in three minutes? That is the task at hand for local leaders taking part in Fargo’s first ever Health Pitch event. This progressive event will focus on innovative ideas in the realm of health care and wellness. The night’s festivities are brought to you by Family HealthCare of Fargo – a nonprofit that that has served low-income and culturally diverse people in Cass and Clay counties for over 20…

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Community health care gets a fresh new face

by Diane Miller | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 28th, 2013

Cover by Raul Gomez

Absolutely everyone in the Cass and Clay County (and beyond) now has access to affordable primary health care. Whether you are insured, uninsured, broke, unemployed or immensely ill, Family HealthCare Center’s new and enlarged location at 301 NP Avenue can more than likely help.

“What sets it apart is that it’s more accessible than any other clinic in town,” said Samantha Kundinger, the center’s director of development. “We remove the financial barriers for patients by…

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