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5 tips to get the most out of napping

While closing your eyes for a few minutes during your busy day may seem like a good idea, it's important to consider the effects napping may bring. Read more

Insurance refused to pay for cancer treatment

After the nation's largest health insurance company refused to pay for Kate Weissman's cancer therapy, her parents stepped in and funded he… Read more

When insurance wouldn't pay, parents funded cancer patient's $95,000 lifesaving treatment

Kate Weissman sits at the edge of the patient table. Her oncologist goes over her medical records and says her most recent scans show no recurrence of cervical cancer. Read more

Russian Satellite Maneuvers Are Making The US Nervous

County board approves courthouse security, Cobban Bridge replacement

SARAH SEIFERT Chippewa Herald

A new security officer will soon be keeping a close eye on the halls of the Chippewa County courtho… Read more

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States Leverage Federal Funds To Help Insurers Lower Premiums

Even as it chips away at Obamacare, the Trump administration is solidly behind state-based initiatives to cover high-cost patients, known as “reinsurance” programs. It approved two more last month. Read more

4 ways to protect against skin cancer (other than sunscreen)

While sunscreen is essential to lowering your risk for skin cancer, there are other simple, over-the-counter options you can incorporate into your summer skin protection routine. Nicotinamide may help prevent certain skin cancers. Nicotinamide is a form of vitamin B3 that has been shown to reduce... Read more

Clock your calories

If you're trying to slim down, consider this: When you eat could impact your weight. "Most people eat in a crescendo, taking in about 70 percent of their calories after 6 p.m.," explains Lauri Wright, Ph.D., R.D.N., an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokesperson. This can lead to extra pounds for several... Read more

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Bringing Finland to America: Lessons from the happiest place on Earth

Finland, which topped the United Nations report this year as the happiest country on the planet, is a land filled with saunas, forests and … Read more

5 effective (and free) online workouts you can do at home

Whether you're not into expensive trendy fitness classes or just don't feel like leaving your house to get a good workout, here's a look at… Read more

10 great Father's Day gifts for all kinds of dads

You could go with a classic tie or "World's Best Dad" mug, but why not step your Father's Day game up a bit? These 10 gift ideas have a lit… Read more

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6 truths about grains

Grains-- even whole grains-- are commonly disparaged in the news, on the internet and during social gatherings. Popular fad diets like paleo, Whole30 and ketogenic forbid followers from eating grains. Supporters of these diets claim that grains make you fat and cause chronic diseases, like diabetes and... Read more

Navajo WIC program successfully meeting the nutrition challenge

Courtesy of the Navajo Nation Department of Health. The Navajo Women, Infants and Children program is enjoying success and working with families in educating, mentoring, providing nutrition supplemental support and reaching out to more than 8,000 young mothers every month. NWIC is a federal grant... Read more

FDA expands recall of blood pressure drug valsartan due to cancer concern

The US Food and Drug Administration expanded the list of drugs being recalled that contain valsartan. The drug is used as a component in a set of drugs used to treat heart failure and blood pressure. Read more