Support Group Helps Women Through Hysterectomies
Posted on 4/9/2015
Megan Hahn, Reporting
For Angela Plante, the decision to have a hysterectomy came after years of careful consideration.
"Emotionally, it took me almost 5 years to prepare, emotionally, psychologically for it," Plante said. "I had to be completely ready. This is the right thing to do."
Angela went through the procedure as an outpatient and she's one of many.
The National Women's Health Network says nearly one in three women have the procedure by age 60.
"Lots of reasons through the gamut," said Dr. Thomas Hutchens of the Mid Dakota Clinic. "Pre-cancer, up to benign conditions such as endometriosis, fybroids, ...
April is Occupational Therapy Month
Posted on 4/1/2015
Each April, occupational therapy practitioners, researchers, educators, and students host a month-long celebration showcasing the value of occupational therapy which offers specialized support and services to people of all ages and in all circumstances. The event demonstrates the profession’s dedication to helping people from pediatrics to geriatrics prevent—or live better with—illness, injury, or some form of disability. Practitioners use a holistic and customized approach to evaluations, interventions, and outcomes to help older adults stay as independent as possible, stroke victims relearn everyday tasks, children with disabilities participate in school and social situations, assist people recovering from injuries to regain skills, ...
NDPERS Changes Group Health Plan Carrier Effective July 1, 2015. Mid Dakota Clinic Providers Remain in PPO Network.
Posted on 3/16/2015
The North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System (NDPERS) recently announced that the contract for the NDPERS administered group health plan was awarded to Sanford Health Plan (SHP) for the 2015-2017 biennium, after being held by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) for the past 37 years. The health plan contract with SHP takes effect on July 1, 2015.
Sanford Health Plan (SHP) should not be confused with Sanford hospitals and clinics. SHP is an insurance underwriter which, in short, means it will process NDPERS members’ health insurance claims and provide corresponding customer service. The NDPERS Board has maintained ...