Health

Mayors’ Blue Ribbon Commission Hopes to Educate People on Struggles with Addiction

The commission is getting out into the community because members say addiction shouldn't be a closet discussion

FARGO, ND — The Mayors’ Blue Ribbon Commission is trying to educate more people in the Metro about what it means to struggle with addiction. More than 10 people died from an opioid overdose in Fargo-Moorhead from January to September 2017. The commission is getting out into the community because members say addiction shouldn’t be a closet discussion. They say…

Emergency Need for Baby Food

42 children being sheltered at the YWCA are in need of baby food and Goldmark Property Management is asking for your help

FARGO, ND — 42 children being sheltered at the YWCA are in need of baby food and Goldmark Property Management is asking for your help. The two organizations have partnered up to collect baby food right now until the 11th. The YWCA sent an emergency alert to the organizations they partner with asking for as many donations as they are…

Doctors Told Her it was Crohn’s Disease; Six Years Later, She Finds Out They Were Wrong

Surgeons found the cause of her pain was two pieces of a Heinz sauce packet in the lining of her intestine

  INTERNATIONAL — Six years ago, a woman from the U.K. went to the doctor for her stomach ache and bloating issues. The British Medical Journal says doctors diagnosed her with Crohn’s disease, an incurable inflammation of the bowels. When the 41-year-old ended up in the hospital again due to her symptoms, doctors performed what is called a “keyhole,” or…

Pet Connection: Meet Virginia

I can't wait to Meet Virginia.

If you know “Meet Virginia,” by the band Train, you probably know it’s about a woman who, in the words of the song, “loves babies and surprises….wears high heels when she exercises…she’s beautiful.” This Virginia doesn’t wear high heels, but she does like children and wear a coat outside when it’s cold out. And boy is she beautiful, both inside…

Homeless Population Moving from Armory to Community Center for Shelter

With these bitterly cold temperatures, some now using the shelter say they thought they had no choice but to stay out on the streets

DILWORTH, Minn. — Those who have been in need of shelter staying at the Moorhead Armory are now being moved to the Dilworth Community Center until the end of January. Churches United in Moorhead has been working closely with the city of Dilworth to provide a second housing option for those in need. With these bitterly cold temperatures, some now…

People in the F-M Area Kick Off the New Year By Breaking a Sweat

The YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties Give Tips to Keep Up With Your Fitness New Year's Resolution

FARGO, ND — If you’re headed off to workout, be prepared to share the gym with more people than usual. YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties says they have had many new members join as part of the new year. But don’t let that scare you, they say after a month or two many people start to fizzle out and…

National Diabetes Prevention Program Offered to People in the Metro

The year–long program encompasses healthy eating, physical activity, stress management, and other tools to create a healthier lifestyle

FARGO, ND — The National Diabetes Prevention Program is being offered at no cost to people in the metro. The year–long program encompasses healthy eating, physical activity, stress management, and other tools to create a healthier lifestyle. There has been an increase in the number of obese people in the world and the collaboration is aiming to prevent diabetes and…

Baby Love! Local Families Welcome Bundles of Joy on New Year’s Day

Within the first half hour of the New Year, we welcomed the first baby of 2018 in the metro into the world

FARGO, ND — It’s the start of the New Year for all of us, but for some families, it’s the start of a new life. Within the first half hour of the New Year, we welcomed the first baby of 2018 in the metro into the world. Just a few hours later, another family welcomed their bundle of joy into…

Despite Deep Freeze, Fargo Running Company Starts the New Year with a Brisk Jog

The store has community runs weekly for anyone interested in group exercises

FARGO, ND — Runners with Fargo Running Company are starting the New Year on the right foot…literally! They arrived at the store at 10 a.m. for a run a few miles long around Fargo. These cold temperatures make it more difficult to get warm while running but some runners say once you break a sweat, it isn’t so bad to…

Local Businesses Donate to Essentia Health’s Emergency Department Supply Drive

Patients in need will be able to leave the hospital with warm clothes, blankets, toys and other items

1/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Show Caption Hide Caption   FARGO, ND — People going through some of life’s most traumatic moments are getting a little extra help thanks to Essentia Health and generous local businesses. Nearly a dozen businesses collected items for the…