Health

City Workers Explain the Smelly Side of Showering

What causes these odors and why you shouldn't be concerned

FARGO, N.D. — Many people in the Valley could be getting weird smells from their shower at this time of year. If your water smells earthy, Fargo city workers have an answer. They say any smell of chlorine or organic smells coming from your shower aren’t something you should be concerned about. “We generally see this at the end of…

West Fargo Community High School Tackles Fundraising to Fight Cancer

Carnival set up to help raise funds to fight cancer and hunger

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The only thing better than spring weather in February is a carnival where all kids and families are invited. West Fargo Community High School students came together to raise money that will go much deeper than just helping fund the school. The Winter Carnival proves it truly takes a village to help those in need. From…

Recognizing Mental Health Changes in Children

Community members received a lesson on how to prevent mental illness in children

FARGO, N.D. — While some mental illnesses can’t be controlled due to genetics, there are some than can be preventable. Any adult dealing with a child who is battling mental illness in some way shape or form was invited to the Youth Mental Health First Aid 8 Hour course. The goal of the course is to enlighten adults on how to…

CHI St. Alexius Health Issues Third Round of Layoffs

Officials with CHI St. Alexius Health say the 131-year-old company is responding to the pressures of health care reform

  BISMARCK, N.D. — A health care provider in Bismarck is laying off more employees, the third round of layoffs in the past year. Officials with CHI St. Alexius Health say the 131-year-old company is responding to the pressures of health care reform. St. Alexius is affiliated with the larger Catholic Health Initiative, which is operating at a loss and…

Silent Auction Helps Local Girl Receive Critical Medical Care

Benefit held for Miley Larson as she gets treatment for her mental condition

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — People in the Valley came together to support a young child suffering from a mental illness. Guardians of seven-year-old Miley Larson say she has Reactive Attachment Disorder therapy. Larson was adopted at the age of five. Her foster mom held a benefit for her at Inspire Innovation Labs. People who showed up took part in a…

New Food Co-Op Holds Open House in Downtown Fargo

Prairie Roots Co-Op held an open house preview today

FARGO, N.D. — Downtown Fargo is getting a little fresher. Prairie Roots Food Co–Op is almost ready to bring locally grown foods to the FM area. Farmers, producers and families headed out to get a sneak peek at the co-op’s first open house. “Conscientious consumers are on the rise in Fargo-Moorhead, and people care about where their food comes from…

MN’s Department of Health Reports Four Hospital Deaths Were Preventable

Three of the deaths were from falls and the fourth was due to a medication mistake

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota’s Department of Health reports nearly 340 medical errors in the state’s hospitals and surgical centers led to some deaths that could have been preventable. The annual report of the state department’s adverse health events states at least four deaths were caused by a preventable error. Three of the deaths were from falls and the fourth was…

LIVE: “Sensory Mommies” Make Weighted Blankets For Kids With Special Needs

Custom-Made Blankets Help Kids With Autism And Other Disorders

Tina Dietz with Sensory Mommies joins Adam Ladwig live on the KVRR morning show. The company makes weighted blankets for people with autism and other disorders. Dietz talks about the health benefits weighted blankets have. The weight of the blanket can help calm someone down if they are experience stress or anxiety. Sensory Mommies custom-makes all blankets based on weight…

Veterans Show Off Artwork at Fargo’s Veterans Creative Arts Festival

Veterans presented various works they've made through art therepy to help treat their post-traumatic stress

FARGO, N.D. — Post-traumatic stress disorder is all too common among veterans, but one way to ease some of the pain is through art therapy. Some local veterans who use this method showed off their best work at the Fargo VA Medical Center. More than 40 artists submitted about 70 pieces of artwork for this exhibition. The pieces fall under…

Gov. Burgum Appoints Grand Forks Doctor, Instructor to Board of Higher Education

Dr. Ryan said he found out through a friend because Gov. Burgum phoned his office phone in Altru's evacuated clinic

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Governor Burgum has appointed Dr. Casey Ryan of Grand Forks to the State Board of Higher Education. Dr. Ryan was the president of Altru Health Systems from 1997 to 2014. He was selected for his experience as an instructor, course director and assistant dean at the UND School of Medicine. He said he found out yesterday…