Health

43 Flu-Related Deaths in Minnesota this Season

MINNEAPOLIS–Health officials say influenza remains widespread throughout Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health’s weekly report, six more people have died from the flu, bring the total number of deaths this season to 43, including one child. The department says there have been 182 hospitalizations and 87 school outbreaks in just a week. Categories: Health, Minnesota News Tags: DEATHS,…

LIVE: Senior Heart Health

Keep things ticking along with help from senior health specialists, live in studio.

It’s Go Red for Women Day, and we’re wearing our hearts on our sleeves to promote heart health in women. And whether the senior in your life is a mom, grandma, sister, or just a sister of the heart, you can share some heart-healthy habits that will keep hers ticking along the way you want. Barry Maring, of Right at…

Warm Blanket Hugs & Moorhead Lions make blankets for Childhood Cancer Awareness Day

Childhood Cancer Awareness Day is February 15th

FARGO, N.D. — Warm Blanket Hugs has teamed up with Moorhead Lions for a blanket making event in preparation for Childhood Cancer Awareness Day on February 15th. All blankets made at the event will go to Sanford Children’s Hospital. The organizers of the nonprofit say donating blankets provides a sense of comfort to children who need it most. “To see…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Tilly

Or you could call her Chatty Catty.

She’s only been on this earth for ten weeks, but she’s already got a lot to say about the world. Tilly was discovered by a family who took the orphan kitten in and realized they wouldn’t be able to care for her permanently, so surrendered her to Homeward Animal Shelter. She’s not altered yet, but Homeward offers financial incentives if…

Valley Senior Services starts pen pal program to promote intergenerational connection

The Senior Services organization is looking for seniors 60+ or older to join the program

FARGO, N.D. — Sharing stories with each other is a powerful way for people to build relationships. With the new Pen Pal program at Valley Senior Services, seniors will be able to form those kind of connections with a younger generation. “The seniors would write a letter to the youth and then the youth would write back to those seniors,”…

Sanford Health Offers Hospice Care At Broadway Medical Center

The program also supports services including social work, spiritual care and volunteer support.

FARGO, N.D. — The Sanford Broadway Medical Center cut the ribbon on the newest section of the hospital. The Sanford Fargo Hospice House opened its doors on the second floor. It will offer services that go beyond its patient services. The new hospice will allow families and patients to experience end of life care in the comforts of staying in…

Clay County Public Health holds walk-in flu clinic

The clinic was held from 9am-4pm at the Family Services Center in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Clay County public health gave individuals a chance to take care of their vaccination with a walk-in flu clinic at the Family Services Center in Moorhead. Staff is hoped the all-day clinic will give people a more convenient opportunity to get their shot without having to schedule an appointment. While many people tend to get their vaccinations…

Local brewery raises money for American Cancer Society

Drumconrath's first-ever "Pints With A Purpose" initiative launches one day before World Cancer Day

FARGO, N.D. — The 20th annual World Cancer Day is on Tuesday. The American Cancer Society estimates this year alone, there will be over 4,000 new cancer patients in North Dakota. It predicts over 1,000 will have their lives taken. “A lot of people don’t really — I feel like they don’t quite understand that just how many people are…

Clay County Public Health to Host Flu Shot Clinic

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Clay County Public Health is hosting a public walk-in flu shot clinic on Wednesday, February 5. The clinic will be held in Suite 105 at the Family Services Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone interested should bring an insurance card. For more information, call 218-299-7777.   Categories: Health, Local News Tags: Clay County Public Health, clinic, Family…

LIVE: New Director, New Direction for Fargo Parks

Spring is almost here.

We’re not even all the way out of January, but the new executive director of its public park system is already looking ahead to spring flooding. Dave Leker, the longtime parks employee tapped to replace former executive director Joel Vettel, who stepped down abruptly last summer following poor performance reviews, said last year’s spring park season was a tough one…