Health

Blue Cross Blue Shield Celebrates National Walk @ Lunch Day

Employees take a walk during their lunch break to increase physical activity

FARGO, N.D. — It’s National Walk at Lunch Day, and Blue Cross Blue Shield companies across the country are turning their working lunches into walking lunches. Blue Cross Blue Shield North Dakota has been taking part for about ten years. Employees take a lap around the outside of the building during lunch time. Experts say walking at a pace of three…

Pizza For Parkinson’s: Tasty Fundraiser For a Cause at Fargo’s Blaze Pizza

FARGO, N.D. – A Fargo restaurant hosts a pizza for Parkinson’s fundraiser on Parkinson’s Awareness Day in North Dakota. Blaze Pizza served up pies with 20% of the proceeds going to the Marv Bossart Foundation For Parkinson’s Support. The longtime Fargo TV anchor passed away six years ago Tuesday after battling the disease. The foundation helps fund exercise programs, education and…

Pet Connection: Meet Topaz

A jewel of a cat, who's been polished by her rough experiences.

Topaz is a cat who, like many gems, has been under a lot of pressure in her life. She first came in to the care of her foster family at  Adopt-A-Pet F-M with her three small kittens, all eight weeks old. She and her tiny family had been living homeless on the streets of the Turtle Mountain Reservation, and the…

ND Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Frozen, Raw Tuna

Two people have been hospitalized.

BISMARCK – North Dakota’s Health Department says four illnesses in the state have been tied to a salmonella outbreak linked to frozen, raw ground tuna. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the tuna from Louisiana-based Jensen Tuna has sickened 13 people in seven states since early January. Two people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported….

Community Donates to Homeward Animal Shelter’s Spay-Neuter Fund

People donated a suggested $10 while enjoying a spaghetti meal at the shelter's event

FARGO, N.D. – Homeward Animal Shelter invites the community to raise money for its spay-neuter services fund with an annual Spay-ghetti and No Balls lunch. People donated a suggested $10 while enjoying a spaghetti meal at the shelter’s spay-ghetti event. Proceeds allow Homeward to spay or neuter the rescue animals before getting adopted. The shelter’s operations director says the lunch…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Surly

Save your pet from potential suffering by spaying and neutering.

Surly is kind of the cautionary tale of cats whose owners choose not to spay and neuter their pets. The sweet-natured calico came in to Homeward Animal Shelter with a swollen abdomen, which made rescue workers assume she was pregnant. Further examination showed it wasn’t kittens causing the swelling. It was a massive infection of Surly’s uterus, called a pyometra,…

Homeward Animal Shelter Raises Money for Spay-Neuter Services

The shelter is expecting 500 people to attend its 5th annual spaghetti lunch on Thursday

FARGO, N.D. – Homeward Animal Shelter is looking for your help to raise money for its spay-neuter services. The shelter is hosting its 5th Annual Spay-ghetti lunch event on Thursday from 11am to 1pm. You can enjoy a spaghetti meal while donating a suggested $10 to the shelter’s fund. The shelter is expecting around 500 people to attend. You do…

Alpha Delta Kappa Hosts “Preemie” Baby Shower

The group donated outfits to the families of those babies born prematurely

  FARGO, N.D. — For the parent’s of premature babies, the time spent in the hospital after pregnancy can be difficult. Alpha Delta Kappa hoped to make things a little brighter for those families with their annual “Preemie” Baby Shower. “I know it is really important to know other people are thinking about them,” ADK member Pat Pobst said. “Even strangers,…

People Living with T1D Share Financial Burdens of Maintaining Good Health

Families in our area have no choice but to include their T1D expenses in their budgets

FARGO, N.D. – It costs Samuel Erdmann’s parents anywhere between $1200 and $2200 in medical supplies every three months to keep him alive. Samuel is six–years–old and was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes just over 10 months ago. “For us, it’s been a learning journey about what diabetes is and what that entails,” Samuel’s dad Jon Erdmann said. “You know, from…

LIVE: Make Your Own Rain Barrel

It couldn't come at a better time.

  We’re looking down the barrel of a long, rainy weekend to come with more precipitation expected over the next week. But hey, that’s early April in the upper Midwest for you. And that’s why these new workshops from River Keepers couldn’t come at a better time. They’re teaming up with the Clay County Water and Soil Conservation District to…