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North Dakota advocates are urging Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton to make Social Security reform a top priority. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- As the Republican National Convention winds down and the Democrats prepare for theirs, North Dakota advocacy groups are pushing for more details on the presidential candidates' plans for Social Security. With more baby boomers reaching retirement age, the system faces growing sol

Low-income North Dakotans, and those with certain medical conditions, can now apply for help paying for air conditioner repairs and other cooling devices. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. – It's the dog days of summer, and North Dakota officials say help is available for low-income families, older folks and those with medical needs who need help staying cool. With hot temperatures and high humidity levels hitting the state in the next few weeks, the North Dakot

Scientists say they found a new Lyme-disease causing bacteria in several Midwestern states, including North Dakota. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - Nature lovers beware. Scientists believe they have found a new species of bacteria that can cause Lyme disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, doctors found at least six cases in patients only in the upper Midwest. Microbiologist Dr. Jeannine Peterse

North Dakota health experts are using National Rural Health Day to spotlight the state's unique challenges. Credit: Grafixar/Morguefile.com

BISMARCK, N.D. - Today is National Rural Health Day and for North Dakota's health-care providers it's a chance to put a spotlight on the state's unique challenges. About 40 percent of the state's population lives in rural areas. According to Brad Gibbens, deputy director of the Center for Rural H

A new large-scale study suggests more aggressive treatment for high blood pressure could save lives. Credit: Imelenchon/Morguefile.com

BISMARCK, N.D. - For people 50 and older, the results of a new blood pressure study could be life changing and possibly life saving. According to the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial, or SPRINT, a more aggressive approach to managing high blood pressure was shown to lower the risk of deat

November is National Diabetes Month, and experts are urging North Dakotans to watch what they eat. Credit: Cohdra/Morguefile.com

BISMARCK, N.D. - With November being National Diabetes Month, diabetes experts in North Dakota are reminding people to be aware of how much and what they'll be eating during the holidays. Jane Myers is the diabetes management coordinator for the North Dakota Department of Health. She says more th

North Dakota lawmakers will convene Wednesday to begin a study on what can be done to better support family caregivers in the state. Credit: Silvia Jansen.

BISMARCK, N.D. – The next North Dakota Legislative Assembly is still more than a year away, but lawmakers are already busy preparing, including a meeting of the Interim Human Services Committee on Wednesday that will examine the issue of family care-giving. The panel will begin a study on wha

PHOTO: A committee hearing is expected Tuesday in the North Dakota Senate on a bill providing support for the state's nearly 110,000 unpaid family caregivers. Photo credit: AARP.

BISMARCK, N.D. - Supporters of a bill that seeks to provide some assistance for North Dakota's thousands of unpaid family caregivers are hoping that the legislation will be restored when it comes before a Senate committee Tuesday morning. The CARE Act already has been approved by the House, but Jos

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