Health

Sen. Heitkamp Talks Health Care During Tame Town Hall Meeting

The town hall style meeting invited the public to discuss the future of health care in the nation

FARGO, N.D. — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is traveling North Dakota to talk about the work she’s doing on behalf of the state. She’s inviting the public to talk about the future of health care in the nation. Sen. Heitkamp said it’s one of the most important public policies in the nation. “I’ll talk about Obamacare, but let’s talk about health…

Local Beauty Queen Who Lost Mother To Suicide Reflects On Netflix Series

The show "13 Reasons Why" is receiving both positive and negative reviews of how it's portraying a high schooler committing suicide

A popular Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why”, is touching on a subject that many find difficult to talk about. The show is receiving both positive and negative reviews of how it’s portraying a high school girl committing suicide. “At the age of 5 I lost my mom to suicide,” said Siam Simpfenderfer, Miss North Dakota International. Siam Simpfenderfer’s story doesn’t…

Lawmakers Approve Changes to ND Medical Marijuana Bill

The amended bill goes to Gov. Burgum's desk for his signature

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota legislators have approved changes to the state’s medical marijuana bill which was passed by voters last November and Gov. Burgum said he’ll sign it. Senators approved regulations to the bill with a two-thirds majority vote. Under the changes, North Dakota can have up to two growers and eight dispensaries statewide. The organization in charge of…

Doctor Charged After Performing Genital Mutilation

Operations Were Performed On Two Young Minnesota Girls

A Detroit-area doctor has been charged with performing genital mutilation on two young girls from Minnesota. Prosecutors say Dr. Jumana Nagarwala was arrested just days after two 7-year-old girls identified her as the person who performed medical procedures on them in February. The FBI says the girls were accompanied to the clinic by their mothers. Female genital mutilation of minors…

Mental Awareness Fair Lets NDSU Students Know They’re Not Alone

The group sets out to tackle mental health issues with young adults across the country

FARGO, N.D. — A group which brings awareness to suicide adds NDSU to the more than 100 colleges they’ve visited. The ALIVE mental health fair taught students at the university about things like PTSD, anxiety and depression. Participants could test their knowledge about mental illness and ask about resources in the area. They had a graffiti board for writing positive…

Sanford Health To Keep Nursing Program in Bismarck Open

The action comes after legislators introduced an amendment in the higher education budget that would not allow any state money or private funds to be spent on the program.

Sanford Health has renegotiated a contract to keep a nursing program open in Bismarck. The action comes after legislators introduced an amendment in the higher education budget that would not allow any state money or private funds to be spent on the program. NDSU took over the program three years ago but lawmakers have not been happy with the deal….

Special Olympics North Dakota Needs You for the 2017 Summer Games

They are currently seeking volunteers interested in serving on the organizing committee for the event

  FARGO, N.D. — Special Olympics North Dakota is looking for a few good volunteers. The summer games will be held in Fargo for the 20th consecutive year on June 8, 9 and 10. They are currently seeking volunteers interested in serving on the organizing committee for the event. If you are able to share your time or organizational skills,…

From Blood Recipient to Blood Donor: The Vincent Ulstad Story

A life changing accident kept this avid blood donor from giving back for seven years

FARGO, N.D. — Donating blood was a regular part of his life. But after a major car accident, blood donations were needed to save him. The accident left Vincent Ulstad blind, forcing him to make several adjustments. But almost eight years later, he can make donating blood a regular part of his life again. “I have absolutely no memory of…

Why There Is Such A Need For A Methadone Clinic In Fargo

The drug abuse problem in Fargo will soon come to an end

Since 2012, more than 90 people have died in Cass County from an opioid overdose. Now there’s a new clinic to help those struggling with addiction. “You can expect to die 15 to 20 years earlier than someone that does not have an opioid abuse disorder,” said Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator with Fargo Cass Public Health, Robyn Sall. Help is…

Hundreds Walked to Raise Money for March of Dimes

March for Babies took place at Scheels Arena this morning to help the fight against premature births

FARGO, N.D. — Hundreds of people in Fargo marched and raised money to help babies live through birth and move on to healthy lives. If you’ve had a baby, been a baby or know a baby…then you’ve been impacted by the March of Dimes. “March of Dimes is something that to be honest with you I’m not sure I knew…