Health

Essentia Health Masks the Fear of Getting a Flu Shot with Halloween Activities

The "Spooktacular" looks to get more kids vaccinated to prevent high numbers of flu cases

FARGO, N.D. —¬†Essentia Health is used to treating kids who are battling the flu, but last winter proved to be tougher than others. “Last year was a terrible flu season, there were lots of hospitalized kids and pediatric deaths, and so we really want to prevent that this year,” said Kristin Luttio, the Operation Managers at the Pediatric Clinic for…

NDSU Nutrition Specialist Shares Tips for Using Pumpkin in Fall Baking

You can incorporate pumpkin into a variety of recipes, including pumpkin bread pudding and toasted pumpkin seeds

FARGO– Apples aren’t the only fruit you can make good use of this fall season. Pumpkins are rich in beta keratin, which makes it a good source of Vitamin A. You can incorporate pumpkin into a variety of recipes, including pumpkin bread pudding and toasted pumpkin seeds. Julie Garden-Robinson, a nutrition specialist and professor at NDSU, recommends using sugar pumpkins…

What Moorhead School Board Candidates Have to Say a Month Ahead of the Election

There are six candidates running for the Moorhead School Board but only three spots are up for grabs

MOORHEAD, Minn. — There are six candidates running for the Moorhead School Board but only three spots are up for grabs. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen joins us to tell us what the candidates had to say at a League of Women Voters Debate. Jessie? All of the candidates touched on topics like school safety, funds for gifted and talented programs and…

How Local Businesses are Giving Back to Heroes on Freedom Day USA

The day is being marked with the slogan "Day of Free, For a Lifetime of Freedom"

FARGO, N.D. — Freedom Day USA is giving nationwide businesses a reason to say thank you to those who put their lives on the line to protect this country. Cornerstone Dental in Fargo is one of the thousands of businesses that are providing free services for members of the military and veterans. The day is being marked with the slogan…

Sanford Health Holds Inaugural “United in Hope” Luncheon

Oncologists and breast cancer survivors talked about Sanford's advances in breast cancer treatment

FARGO, N.D. —¬†People gathered to hear about the lifesaving treatment of breast cancer taking place right here in Fargo. The United in Hope luncheon is the first event of its kind to directly benefit the Edith Sanford Breast Center at the Roger Maris Cancer Center. People also had a chance to hear from survivors and oncologists to learn about the…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Sunshine

You need a little sunshine in your life.

A visit from Sunshine couldn’t be any better-timed. This snowy Thursday, Homeward Animal Shelter’s Heather Klefstad brought Sunshine the orange tabby in to visit live in-studio with the Morning Show’s Emily Welker. Sunshine was surrendered to a pound after her family found they couldn’t care for her any longer, and she’s impressed her handlers at the shelter with her sweet,…

Home-Care Provider Gives Tips on Mental Health Warning Signs in Seniors

FARGO, N.D. – This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week, and a home-care provider wants you to know possible warning signs of mental illness in your older loved ones. Right At Home has offices in Fargo, Moorhead and Detroit Lakes. They say two common mental illness in seniors are depression and dementia. If you notice your loved ones’ mood change,…

Ahead of Fire Prevention Week, Kids Learn Firefighters Do More Than Put Out Flames

The interactive displays are helping the kids absorb more than they realize

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Not all heroes wear capes and the Moorhead Fire Department is showing that to the community first hand. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us what kids learned at this year’s open house leading up to Fire Prevention Week. From putting out flames, to finding their way out of a smokey house, kids are learning how to protect themselves…

Grantley Johnson Fundraiser

Not all heroes wear capes.

They say in adversity comes the true test of a person’s character. At six years old, over the last six or so months, Grantley Johnson is already showing more character than a lot of us do in a lifetime. That’s when, back on April 8th, Grantley’s parents brought him in to the pediatrician for a rash that just wouldn’t go…

Sanford Health Offers Flu Blitz, No Appointment Necessary

Sanford is offering flu vaccinations every Tuesday throughout October

FARGO– Cold and flu season is here and health experts highly recommend getting a flu shot. There are currently 10 reported flu cases in the state of North Dakota this year, two being from Cass County. Health experts suggest washing your hands often, using disinfectants, and getting your flu vaccination. “I recommend anyone 6 months to 18 years to get…