Health

Canadian Woman Survives Six Days Without Lungs

Melissa Benoit was born with cystic fibrosis and her lungs became so infected, doctors removed them

  A Canadian woman is walking, talking and full of life after living six days without her lungs. Surgeons removed Melissa Benoit’s lungs after they became infected and it began to spread throughout her body. Benoit was born with cystic fibrosis and her doctors say taking out her lungs and putting her on a breathing machine was the last chance…

North Dakota Hospitals Take Action on High Number of Flu Cases

North Dakota hospitals are restricting visitors due to high numbers of influenza

With more than 450 cases of influenza statewide, some North Dakota hospitals are restricting visitors. Nearly 18 percent of the flu cases are in the Bismarck-Mandan area. Due to the high volume of flu cases Sanford Medical Center and CHI St. Alexius in Bismarck began restricting its visitors on Tuesday. You are being urged to disinfect surfaces you frequently touch…

Health Officials Weigh in on Governor Dayton’s Collapse at State of the State

Gov. Dayton is scheduled to meet with Mayo Clinic doctors to discuss treatment options for his prostate cancer

The Mayo Clinic says Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s fall during his State of the State address was not related to his prostate cancer diagnosis. In a statement, a Mayo Clinic spokesman says doctors believe Dayton’s fainting spell “was situational and related to standing for a long time while giving his speech and possible dehydration.” The 69-year-old Democrat was encouraged to…

Early Screening for Prostate Cancer Key to Survival

All men are encouraged to begin screening after turning 50

Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer for men and it’s a highly survivable disease if caught early. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 90 percent of those diagnosed with prostate cancer will survive if it’s caught early. Since preventing prostate cancer is not possible, catching the disease early is vital part in survival….

Governor Dayton in Good Spirits After Announcing Cancer Diagnosis

Governor Dayton says he doesn't think his prostate cancer diagnosis and fainting spell are linked

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s been diagnosed with prostate cancer but will finish the final two years of his term. Dayton made the announcement just hours after collapsing while delivering his State of the State address in St. Paul. The 69-year-old Democrat traveled to Mayo Clinic in Rochester after today’s press conference for tests on why he fainted. He…

Fox Broadcaster Erin Andrews Battles Cervical Cancer

Andrews says her doctor declared her cancer free in late November of 2016

COURTESY: FOX SPORTSFox broadcaster Erin Andrews announces she has been battling cervical cancer the last few months. Andrews, who is 38-years-old, says she was diagnosed in late September after a routine check-up and had two surgeries to remove the cancer. She says her doctors told her in November the surgeries were successful and she was cancer free. Andrews says before…

The Blue Ribbon Commission on Addiction Takes Action

The Blue Ribbon Commission is working to end opioid abuse and addiction in the Fargo-Moorhead community

The CDC says drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental deaths in the nation. Since 2012, the Cass County Coroner reports there have been more than 60 overdose deaths in the county. So how are local officials working together to come up with a plan to fight back? The mayors of Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead, Dilworth and Horace have…

Fargo Police Issues Warning About Dangerous Synthetic Drug

Carfentanil is 10,000 more times potent than morphine and 100 times more potent than Fentanyl

Courtesy: Fargo Police Dept.Fargo Police are warning about a dangerous drug that has popped up in our area. It’s called Carfentanil. The synthetic opioid is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100┬átimes more potent than Fentanyl. It was identified through lab results after recent narcotics investigations in the area. It can come in many different forms including powder, tablets…

UPDATED: Governor Dayton Relaxing at Home After Collapsing During State of the State Address

Dayton had been speaking for more than 40 minutes before he collapsed at the podium

UPDATED CONTENT 9:00 PM: Dramatic moments at Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton’s State of the State address in St. Paul. The governor collapsed and hit his head during a joint session of the legislature. Dayton had been speaking for more than 40 minutes when he unexpectedly collapsed. He was reportedly about to make an offer of a new public health care…

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Issues Beer Recall

At least eight of the company's brands have been affected

  Brewing Company Sierra Nevada is issuing a recall of some of its bottled beer after it was discovered some of the glass can chip off and fall inside the bottle. The recall affects 36 states, including Minnesota and South Dakota. It affects at least eight of the company’s brands, including Torpedo Extra IPA, Hop Hunter IPA, Pale Ale and…