Health

Grand Forks County Battles Opioid Crisis With New Syringe Program

It's hoping to stop the spread of drug abuse, get rid of dirty sharps and give people the help they need.

  GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The county is starting its new syringe collection program, the fifth in the state, in the wake of an opioid epidemic across the nation. It’s hoping to stop the spread of drug abuse, get rid of dirty sharps and give people the help they need. “It’s an opportunity for them to talk frankly about their…

Women with breast cancer get help with procedures from Women’s Way

The organization was able to  get  her the  help  she  needed.

FARGO, N.D.- Sarah Bitzer was living a normal life taking care of her four kids when she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in 2017 at the age of 34. She had no family history of breast cancer and had previously gotten genetic testing done to see if she carried the gene. She didn’t. So, Cancer wasn’t the first…

Walz to Meet Privately with Lawmakers on Insulin Legislation

The meeting is set for Friday at the Capitol.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is meeting privately with lawmakers about emergency insulin legislation. The meeting is set for Friday at the Capitol. Walz earlier called on House Democratic and Senate Republican leaders to negotiate a compromise between their competing insulin affordability proposals. The Democratic governor wants to call a special session to resolve one of the major unfinished…

Minnesota Reports 2 More Vaping Related Deaths

Minnesota has 73 people with confirmed or probable cases of lung illness due to vaping.

MINNEAPOLIS–Minnesota health officials are reporting the state’s second and third deaths due to lung illnesses caused by vaping. The Department of Health said Wednesday both deaths involved people over age 50 who died in September after complicated hospitalizations. One had vaped several products including THC, the compound that gives marijuana its high. The other patient had vaped unknown products in…

Sanford Opens a New Innovative Unit At Their Medical Center

This unit is a first for Sanford nationwide

FARGO, N.D.- Due to the population growth in the Fargo–Moorhead area, the hospital has seen an increase in patients in the last couple of years. They will be using the new unit to trial new workflows, new staffing ratios, making patient care more efficient, and making things easier for nurses. “The ideas can come from everywhere, so they can come…

LIVE: A Silent Killer Lurking in Your Yard

They're creeping ever closer... right up from under the ground. It's National Mushroom Day.

By now, you’ve probably spotted them. Their pale heads emerge from the soggy soil, first one, then a handful. Underground, there’s an entire network of them… and with every rain, they multiply. A silent march of mushrooms is on its way right to your very doorstep, fed and nurtured by our wicked wet weather this fall. They’re invading our backyards,…

Possible Cluster of Vaping-Related Illness Reported in North Dakota

The NDDoH has received seven confirmed, five probable and three suspected reports of vaping-related illness.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health has confirmed three cases of vaping-related illness in northeast North Dakota in the last week, indicating a potential cluster. The NDDoH has received seven confirmed, five probable and three suspected reports of vaping-related illness. Similar to nationwide trends, most, but not all confirmed or probable cases in North Dakota reported using THC products….

Tips For Healthy Halloween Eating

FARGO, N.D. – ‘Tis the season for loads of candy but Sanford Health has some tips for staying healthy this Halloween. Dietitians say that it’s difficult to prevent kids from getting their hands on too much candy during the holiday. They say it’s important to teach them healthy eating habits. They include only letting children eat candy after meals or…

Grand Forks Public Health to Begin Syringe Service Program

the program seeks to reduce the spread of infectious disease related to injection drug use

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–Grand Forks Public Health is set to begin operation of their Syringe Service Program on Friday, October 18 at 1 p.m. The program will operate as “The Any Positive Change (APC) Project” and seeks to reduce the spread of infectious disease related to injection drug use, provide positive connections to clients in active substance use, and prevent opioid…