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Men’s Health Month: Encouraging Men to Take Control of Their Health

Men’s Health Month: Encouraging Men to Take Control of Their Health

June is Men’s Health Month; an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of health care for men and focus on encouraging men and their families to practice healthy living decisions, such as exercising, preventive screenings and healthy eating.  According to...

CDC Type 1 Diabetes Information Now en Español

CDC Type 1 Diabetes Information Now en Español

Did you know that type 1 diabetes is increasing in our nation’s young people, especially among Hispanic youth? CDC’s new type 1 diabetes section is now available in Spanish to reach more people in our communities who can benefit from this important information. In...

Men’s Health Month: Encouraging Men to Take Control of Their Health

Did You Know? | Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support

Did You Know? Less than 7 percent of people with diabetes receive Diabetes Self-Management Education & Support Services (DSMES) the first year they’re diagnosed. There is strong evidence that participating in DSMES can improve health outcomes. Lower A1C levels,...

Community Health Workers: Bridging the Gap

Community Health Workers: Bridging the Gap

Confidante. Helper. Friend. Trusted Resource. These are all descriptors for Jordan Bergmann, a community health worker (CHW) who helps bridge the gap for individuals in need of community services or health care programs in Bismarck, North Dakota. “In order to connect...

Screen, Test, Refer to Prevent Diabetes

Screen, Test, Refer to Prevent Diabetes

  As blood circulates through every major organ, it becomes a key source of information for how well the body is functioning. A routine schedule to screen and test for high blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels can help manage, and even prevent, a...

Recommendation to Reality for Chronic Disease Prevention

Recommendation to Reality for Chronic Disease Prevention

Changing eating and exercise habits are common lifestyle recommendations for improving health and preventing disease. Too often a health crisis or unexpected chronic disease diagnosis turns these recommendations into medical necessities. Implementing an effective...

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...

Medication Adjustments Prevent Harm in Aging Patients

Medication Adjustments Prevent Harm in Aging Patients

“With age comes wisdom” is a familiar adage. Healthcare professionals recognize age also brings increased risk for adverse drug events and health complications. Medication is a common treatment option, but changes in an aging body can lead to unintended harm from...

Virtual Offering Expands Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Virtual Offering Expands Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Author: Jane Strommen, PhD Gerontology Specialist, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Caregiving can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be filled with enormous physical, emotional, and financial challenges. It is essential for caregivers to...