Health

Fargo City Commission votes down mask requirement for most city workers

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Fargo City Commission votes to end its mask requirement for city employees except for public health, transit and library departments on Dec. 1. The motion also says any department head has the opportunity to require their workers to mask up. The only commissioner to vote no was Dave Piepkorn. Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney brought the…

LIVE: Burn the Bird

Torch that turkey!!! (We mean you, not the one you're eating today. )

Do you have a good appetite worked up yet for the Thanksgiving feast? Well, if you’re not quite sure you’re tough enough to tackle all those carbs at once, we’ve got you covered. And so does Chief Meteorologist Rob Kupec. Rob braved the frigid start to our Thanksgiving Thursday by getting up extra-early in the morning to lead his flock…

Pet Connection: Meet Napoleon

This guy can definitely conquer your heart.

The shelters are strapped for space this morning. They’re dealing¬†with a lot more animals coming in homeless than usual. It’s the opposite of where we were last year, with all kinds of people looking to adopt for the first time. On the plus side — if you’re looking for a new furry family member, you’ve got a lot to choose…

Robot at Essentia Health helps detect & treat lung cancer

According to robotics company Auris Health, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A new robot at Essentia Health completely changing traditional dynamics of lung cancer diagnosis “We go through the mouth so what you see is the breathing tube. That goes normally like any other procedure, patient’s asleep and we put the breathing tube that will go through the mouth and stay within the trachea, the wind pipe….

Sanford Health touts bone marrow transplant from same patient

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Sanford Health accomplishes a major milestone. The Fargo Bone Marrow Transplant program completes its first bone marrow transplant from the same patient at Roger Maris Cancer Center. A bone marrow transplant takes stem cells out of the body, freezes them, stores them in a lab and puts the healthy cells back in the body after chemotherapy….

Fargo’s JDRF walk raises over $30,000 for type 1 diabetes research

The global organization hosts walks and activities all over the nation.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- The weather didn’t stop people from gathering at Scheels Arena for the JDRF One Walk to give hope to everyone impacted by type 1 diabetes. Fargo’s walk raises over $30,000 in funds for type 1 diabetes research. JDRF’s priority is to fund research to develop a better treatment and deliver a cure for the disease. The global…

Sanford Health to host children COVID & flu vaccine clinic

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Sanford Health helps people prepare for flu season with vaccine clinics. Saturday from 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 PM the Sanford Southpointe Clinic on 32nd Avenue South is inviting anyone age five and older to get a flu shot and COVID-19 vaccine. Patients are required to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines. The nasal mist flu…

Pet Connection: Meet Hansel

A handsome fellow who's good at conversation.

If you’re looking for some good conversation, chances are, you don’t think bringing home a new house pet is going to fit the bill. Siamese cats, however, may be just what you need. They’re often considered to be among the “chattiest” of cat breeds. And this guy, Hansel, a ten-year-old Siamese at Homeward Animal Shelter, is no exception. Homeward’s Heather…

NDDOH Says Pediatric Vaccine Will Ease Up Hospital Capacity Statewide

"This will help us enter a into a new stage of the COVID-19 pandemic."

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota Department of Health officials discussed the availability of pediatric COVID-19 vaccines. “We would prevent over 18,000 cases, 80 hospitalizations, 42 cases of MIS-C, and 26 ICU admissions. And this is just for every million doses administered just to that 5 to 11 age group,” North Dakota Department of Health Immunization Director Molly Howell said….

Children of pediatricians take newly approved Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for young kids

Children of two pediatricians are among the first five to 11 year olds in our region to get vaccinated for COVID-19.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Children of two pediatricians are among the first five to 11-year-olds in our region to get vaccinated for COVID-19. “I put it on my list a long time ago when I started making my Christmas list for this year, and I was really excited when I heard we could get it,” 11-year-old Stella Horner said….