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Life Pressures Impact Blood Pressure and Increase Stroke Risk

Life Pressures Impact Blood Pressure and Increase Stroke Risk

Routine check-ups and monitoring of blood pressure can prevent cardiovascular health concerns that may result in a life-threatening stroke or cardiac event.  While blood pressure can go up and down throughout the day, individuals who consistently have a blood pressure...

Community Health Workers Impact Quality Improvement

Community Health Workers Impact Quality Improvement

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are critical for improving quality improvement initiatives because they provide insight into patient needs and the patient experience. As trusted members of the communities they work in, CHWs see firsthand the gaps that exist in health...

Celebrate American Heart Month: Join the #OurHearts Movement

Celebrate American Heart Month: Join the #OurHearts Movement

Heart disease is a leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Most middle-aged and young adults have one or more risk factors for heart disease, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or being a smoker or overweight. Having...

Celebrating Innovative Care Approaches for American Heart Month

Celebrating Innovative Care Approaches for American Heart Month

Chronic disease prevention and self-management are keys to reducing the prevalence and impact of heart disease. The National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute (NHBLI) celebrates American Heart Month in February to motivate Americans to adopt healthy lifestyles to...

Share in #HealthySDHolidays

Share in #HealthySDHolidays

Chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, require ongoing management in order for individuals with these conditions to stay at their healthiest. That doesn’t stop because of a pandemic, family emergency, or otherwise. For some, the added stress of the...

Surgeon General Releases Call to Action on Hypertension Control

Surgeon General Releases Call to Action on Hypertension Control

Earlier this week, Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., issued a Call to Action urging Americans to recognize and address hypertension control as a national, public health priority. The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Control Hypertension provides a...

North Dakota Communities Receive Grants to Further Activity and Wellness

North Dakota Communities Receive Grants to Further Activity and Wellness

A number of North Dakota communities received 2020-2021 grants from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation Rural Health Grant Program. The purpose of the program is to serve and show benefit to North Dakotans and their health needs while raising...

Resources for Individuals Wanting to Quit Tobacco

Resources for Individuals Wanting to Quit Tobacco

Each state offers a quitline with counselors who are trained specifically to help smokers and tobacco users quit. Individuals who are seeking help in quitting tobacco can call these quitlines to speak to an expert who will offer help and support. Below are the...

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