Health

Community Members Walk for Suicide Prevention

About 2,000 people participated in this year's Out of the Darkness Walk

FARGO, N.D. — With every step taken, walkers at this year’s Out of the Darkness fundraiser are hoping to get to a world where suicide isn’t the answer for anybody. “We’re physically walking together, which I think has its own health benefits and community–building benefits, but the actual act of fundraising and raising money for a cause that you believe…

White House Plans to Ban Flavored E-Cig Sales

Local vape shop owner reacts

UNITED STATES — The Trump administration announces it’s preparing to ban flavored e–cigarettes as more vaping–related health concerns arise and more youth continue to vape. A local vape shop owner says the vaping–related health issues that have emerged recently are because of illegal products. They often include different ingredients than the ones found in his store. He says the upcoming…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Harrington

Want a kiss from a handsome young fellow? Harrington's your guy.

He may be only 12 weeks old, but handsome little Harrington already has his charm game down pat. The black domestic shorthair kitten came in to Homeward Animal Shelter from the local pound, and he’s hardly stopped purring since then. Harrington gets along with everybody, old friend or stranger. Homeward Animal Shelter’s Heather Klefstad accompanied him on his visit to…

Fargo Cass Public Health Hosts Fall Prevention Workshop

"Stepping On" aims to prevent those 60+ years from falling

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Cass Public Health says even though the leaves are beginning to fall, people shouldn’t. It’s hosting a fall prevention workshop for those 60 years or older. “Stepping On” helps participants identify why they’re falling and teaches them strength and balance exercises to prevent falls. The class brings in a physical therapist, pharmacist and vision expert to…

Essentia Health-Fargo to Begin Enrollment for Historic Research Program

The program is the largest such undertaking ever attempted.

FARGO, N.D.–Research staff will be at Essentia Health-Fargo 52nd Ave Clinic on Tuesday and Wednesday to begin in-clinic enrollment for the All of Us research program. All of Us is a nationwide research initiative aimed at recruiting one million or more volunteers to share personal information that will help speed up health research. The program is the largest such undertaking ever attempted….

Sanford Unveils New Clinic in West Fargo

It will be back open tomorrow at 8:00 a.m.

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Sanford opens a brand new clinic next to where its old location once stood on Sheyenne in West Fargo. Four physicians opened the old clinic in 1969. Fifty years later, Sanford’s executive director of women’s and primary care says she’s hoping the new clinic will continue a legacy of serving the needs of patients in the…

LIVE: Out of the Darkness Walk

Finding a little light to lead your way out of the darkness.

It’s a difficult subject, and a dark place to find yourself in. And strange as it may seem, to some people, talking about suicidal thoughts and mental health struggles may be almost as scary as actually going through them. That’s why, for years now, the activists from Out of the Darkness Fargo-Moorhead area walk have been working to save lives…

Former, Longtime Co-owner of Tastee Freez Battling Rare Diagnosis

His family is asking for the public's help in getting him the treatment he needs

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Julian Elofson and his ex–wife Fern owned Moorhead’s Tastee Freez for 28 years. But they weren’t the first Elofson’s to serve up some ice cream there. “When I was 17, I worked there and then my sister started working with me. Then some point in that, the owners put it up for sale. I came home and…

Fundraiser Spreads Awareness About Genetic Disorder NF

There is currently no cure for NF, a genetic disorder affecting millions of people

  MOORHEAD, MINN. — Neurofibromatosis, or NF, is a genetic disorder affecting millions of people worldwide. It creates tumors throughout the body, potentially causing health issues like pressure on nerves and organs. Right now, there is no cure for NF, but the Children’s Tumor Foundation wants to change that. Dozens showed up to The Shine a Light NF Walk in…

Hoeven Announces New Program To Help Veterans

FARGO, N.D. — Veterans from all branches packed into the West Fargo VFW to voice their opinion on healthcare and the Fargo VA while sharing experiences, and there was a lot of expectations from the talks. “As a community veteran, it’s important that we keep on the VA doing, the senators and legislative representative out looking making their following through…