Health

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Jubilee

Talk about a reason to party -- a new puppy!

Bring on the puppy party! Jubilee is a three-and-a-half-month-old puppy who came in to Diamond in the Ruff pet rescue with her sister. It’s somewhat unclear what breed or breeds she is, possibly part blue heeler, but either way, she’s a sweetheart. Very good with other dogs and with cats, as well as with kids and adults, she’s just looking…

Surgeon General Warns Teens About Vaping

The "nation's doctor'' says he plans to work toward more restrictions on e-cigarettes.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The U.S. surgeon general is urging teens in North Dakota not to get caught up in addicting e-cigarettes. Surgeon General Jerome Adams visited Legacy High School in Bismarck Wednesday where he spoke to about 500 students from across the region about the dangers of vaping. Adams told the teens it can affect learning, attention and memory and that the…

LIVE: Fargo Police Talk About Halloween Safety

Fargo police are joining the call to urge parents to check the candy their children bring home. Public Information Officer Jessica Schindeldecker sat down live in-studio with the Morning Show’s Emily Welker to talk about what to be on the lookout for in your kids’ candy, why traffic and kids can be an even more dangerous combination, and the online…

It’s not just about tricks or treats, Sanford Health gives tips on staying healthy & safe

FARGO, N.D. – The most exciting day of fall for kids everywhere is fast approaching, and for parents, it can be a stressful day for many reasons, including health and safety. Nationally, children are twice as likely to be killed on Halloween as compared to any other day of the year. It’s a harrowing statistic, but Sanford Health says that…

State Orders Shutdown Over Lead Levels at Water Gremlin

The Department of Labor and Industry ordered a 72-hour shutdown.

MINNEAPOLIS–Authorities have shut down production at a Minnesota company amid concerns about lead poisoning among plant workers’ children. State agencies say Water Gremlin hasn’t done enough to limit workers’ exposure to lead dust at its White Bear Township facility. At least 12 children of employees have been found with elevated blood levels of lead, including two with levels above the…

North Dakota Department of Health Reports Increase in Syphilis Cases

There have been 72 confirmed reports of syphilis in North Dakota this year.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health is reporting multiple clusters of syphilis in Stark and Cass Counties. The increase in reports show infections among pregnant women, which increases the risk for syphilis among newborn infants that could result in malformations or stillbirth. There have been 72 confirmed reports of people with syphilis in North Dakota this year. Twenty-five of…

Three Cases of Meningococcal Meningitis in North Dakota

The three have been diagnosed within the past couple of months

BISMARCK, N.D. — Health officials say three people have been diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis in North Dakota the past couple of months. The state’s Department of Health says two of those cases have been confirmed by laboratory testing. The disease is rare in North Dakota and in the U.S. Before this year, the last cases reported in North Dakota were…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Topaz (Again)

A shining treasure who's yet to be discovered.

Topaz is a treasure that’s so far remained unclaimed. The three-year-old cat cat came in to Adopt A Pet, from an area reservation, with a litter of several tiny kittens. She and one of her sons were featured on Pet Connection several months ago. All but one of the babies has been adopted out, but Topaz remains in foster care….

The Village Family Service Center Moving to New Location

The new building opens Monday, October 28.

MOORHEAD, N.D.–The Village Family Service Center’s Moorhead office is moving to a new location that specializes in children’s mental health. The new building, located at 815 37th Avenue South, features sixteen individual therapist offices, a playroom, and two specialty play therapy rooms. An additional 2,000 square feet are available for future expansion. The current Moorhead location will be closed October…

American Cancer Society discusses importance of cancer research at NDSU

FARGO, N.D. – The American Cancer Society, Cancer Action Network and healthcare workers meet at North Dakota State University to discuss the breakthroughs being made in cancer research. The groups are fighting to make sure Congress knows how important funding research is. The American Cancer Society’s Chief Cancer Control Officer says if funding slows down, inflation will make it difficult…