Health

Book Signing For “North Dakota Beer: A Heady History”

The NDSU Bookstore Hosts A Book Signing For "North Dakota Beer: A Heady History"

FARGO, ND — The NDSU Bookstore hosted a book signing for a book devoted to beer. The book is called “North Dakota Beer: A Heady History”. It talks about the breweries in the state that have come and gone, how beer tasting has changed, and the malting barley that’s been grown in the state for generations. The author says that…

Pope Francis to Ban Sales of Cigarettes in Vatican City, Despite $11 Million in Profits

Pope Francis says he "cannot contribute to an activity that clearly damages the health of people."

  VATICAN CITY — It may bring in $11 million in profit for the Vatican, but Pope Francis is just saying “no” when it comes to the sales of cigarettes. The Holy See Press Offices says the Pope’s decision was based on the World Health Organization’s data that states smoking causes more than seven million deaths a year around the…

Cass Clay Food Commission Working to Put Healthier Food Options in Corner Stores

the cass clay food commission is using a blueprint to model how other towns across the U.S. put more healthy food in gas stations, convenience stores

FARGO, ND — When you go to the gas station or a convenience store, there typically aren’t many healthy options. Cass Clay Food Commission says they’re trying to change that. The Cass Clay Food Commission says the number one food trend they’re seeing across the F-M area is that people want more access to locally grown items. “We’ve seen kind of…

Health Officials Encourage Flu Shot Vaccinations Now

Flu season runs from October to May

FARGO, ND — State health officials say cases of the flu are already popping up in counties all over North Dakota. Some of the top health officials in the country say this year’s flu season may be one of the toughest yet and that’s why they are encouraging people to get their flu vaccinations. “The flu began about a month…

Indoor Workouts to Get Your Blood Flowing

YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties Give At Home Workout Tips

REGIONAL — If this weather gives you a lack of motivation to travel to the gym, we have some tips from the YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties on how to work out at home. They say devoting 15 to 30 a minutes a day circuit training will keep you healthy. The five primary workouts you should focus on are…

Altru Health System to Build “21st Century Hospital”

The specifics of the new hospital are still being determined

  GRAND FORKS, ND — Altru Health System is making a major investment in new facilities and new technologies in Grand Forks. They have announced plans to invest over $250 million for what they call a “brand new 21st century hospital”, expand clinic services and cutting-edge surgical and emergency services. The president of Altru, Dr. Eric Lunn, said the structural…

Flu Season Snapshot

We talked with local health care leaders about what we're up against this year.

  Numbers show that only 46.9% of us 6 months old and older in North Dakota got their flu shot last year.  Brenton Nesemeier, an epidemiologist with the North Dakota State Department of Health, talked with the Morning Show’s live in-studio about why getting your flu shot is so critical for the flu season that’s already underway. Categories: Business, Community,…

National and Local Advocates of Planned Parenthood Host Progress on the Prairie Event

Defunding programs and removing access could change the future of millions

FARGO, ND — Advocates of Planned Parenthood gathered downtown to show their support for the organization at their annual Progress on the Prairie event. Former Senator Olympia Snowe says possible changes to Planned Parenthood from the new administration could affect thousands. “‘Where will I get my birth control if you’re not here? What happens if you close your doors?’” asked…

Minnesota Struggling with Largest Outbreak of Tuberculosis in the Nation

Department of Health officials say the strain is drug-resistant, which is not only making it harder to fight, it's much more expensive. KMSP Fox 9's Iris Perez reports from Ramsey County

RAMSEY COUNTY, Minn. — It’s the largest outbreak of tuberculosis in the nation and it’s happening in Minnesota. Department of Health officials say the strain is drug-resistant, which is not only making it harder to fight, it’s much more expensive. “We’ve put a lot of resources into responding to this situation,” said Kris Ehresmann, who is the Director of Infectious…

Longfellow Elementary Students Create Handmade Thank You Cards for Veterans

This is the seventh year where first grade students from Longfellow will personally deliver thank you cards to veterans at the VA Hospital

FARGO, N.D. — Students at a Fargo elementary school are creating handmade thank–you cards for veterans at the Fargo VA Hospital. It’s been a Veterans’ Day tradition at Longfellow Elementary for years. Veterans’ Day is Saturday and the first grade students at Longfellow Elementary want to let the veterans at the VA Hospital feel appreciated. “Veterans are an important part…