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PHOTO: This is Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week in North Dakota and health professionals are using the event to remind people that calling 911 is the fastest way to get life-saving treatment. Photo credit: American Heart Association

BISMARCK, N.D. - As the state's emergency medical services personnel are being honored this week, North Dakotans are being reminded how critical it is to call 911 in the case of a heart attack or other medical emergency. In North Dakota, currently about half of heart attack patients get to the emerg

IMAGE: This coming Friday is Wear Red Day. The annual event from the American Heart Association aims to raise awareness that heart disease is the leading killer of women. CREDIT: AHA

FARGO, N.D. - When one mentions a heart attack, the first vision that comes to mind is often a man grasping at his chest. However, heart disease actually takes the lives of more women than men. To raise awareness of the prevalence, Dr. Rawa Sarji, a cardiologist at Sanford Health, said it is time to

PHOTO: November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and North Dakotans are being urged to be their own best health advocates and make changes that will lower their risk. CREDIT: Alden Chadwick

BISMARCK, N.D. – It is a disease that can have negative lifelong impacts, but the good news is that there are some simple lifestyle changes that one can make to delay or even prevent the onset of diabetes. Rhonda Pfenning, a registered nurse who is the chronic care coordinator at the Coal Co

PHOTO: Applications are now being accepted for the North Dakota Homestead Property Tax Credit. The credit was expanded by lawmakers so more senior citizens can now take advantage. CREDIT: Tax Credits

BISMARCK, N.D. - In a change that will mean savings of hundreds or thousands of dollars for more North Dakota homeowners age 65 and older, the Legislature during the past session approved expansion of the Homestead Property Tax Credit. Josh Askvig, AARP North Dakota associate state director, said a

IMAGE: Time is vital when it comes to treating stroke, as brain damage mounts with each passing minutes and there is just a small window of time where clot busting drugs can be administered. CREDIT: AHA

LISBON, N.D. - A North Dakota county commissioner is back on the job just weeks after suffering a stroke during a board meeting. Steve Dick, Lisbon, said he's doing great and has had no lingering issues - thanks to fast action by those at the Ransom County meeting and then by his wife. "She's a nur

PHOTO: AARP North Dakota State Director Janis Cheney says expanding Medicaid would allow up to 30,000 more poor North Dakotans to access health care. Courtesy AARP-ND.

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota lawmakers will take testimony today as they consider whether the state should expand its Medicaid program. AARP North Dakota is among the groups that support the expansion, says state director Janis Cheney. "It is a significant enhancement of services that will impact

PHOTO: AARP of North Dakota State Director Janis Cheney says changes to Social Security and Medicare should not be part of a last-minute deal to avoid the

BISMARCK, N.D. - As Congress looks for ways to avoid the approaching "fiscal cliff," it's being told that changes to Social Security and Medicare should not be rushed through as part of a last-minute deal. Janis Cheney is the state director for AARP of North Dakota. She says the programs are vital f

PHOTO: Rob Romasco. COURTESY: AARP North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. - Experts from across the nation are converging on the Red River Valley this weekend to talk with locals about the future of Social Security and Medicare. National AARP President Rob Romasco will be among those speaking at http://aarp.cvent.com/events/aarp-nd-mn-summit-on-the-future-of-

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