Health

Sanford Says Goodbye to Former Clinic With a Big Bang

Demolition of the building begins today

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Sanford is saying goodbye to its former West Fargo clinic with a big bang. The demolition of the building at the corner of 13th Avenue and Sheyenne Street will make way for more parking and green space for Sanford’s new facility right next door. The newly opened clinic provides patients newer technology, a community room, lab…

First Vaping-Related Illness Reported in North Dakota

It joins 25 other states who have reported severe respiratory illness cases linked to vaping

FARGO, N.D. — Recent reports of people nationwide complaining of pneumonia–like symptoms are becoming more and more common. “Coughing, difficulty breathing, respiratory, upper respiratory issues,” said Fargo Cass Public Health Tobacco Prevention Coordinator Melissa Markegard. But they’re not being diagnosed with a cold or the flu. “A lot of those symptoms can sometimes look like something else, but when you…

LIVE: HOPE Inc. to International Youth Sled Hockey Tourney

Take Two of the Miracle on Ice.

American hockey players versus Russian players almost always equals a scintillating time on the ice. And this time around, HOPE Inc. is amping up the excitement. That’s because for the first time ever, their standout adaptive athletes are invited to face off against Russia as well as the top American youth teams in the first-ever International Youth Sled Hockey Tournament….

Vaping-Related Illness Reported in North Dakota

North Dakota now joins 25 other states who have reported more than 200 potential cases of respiratory illness from e-cigarettes.

NORTH DAKOTA–The North Dakota Department of Health has received the first report of severe respiratory illness related to vaping. North Dakota now joins 25 other states who have reported more than 200 potential cases of severe respiratory illness from e-cigarettes among teenagers and adults. The NDDoH is asking health care providers to watch for cases of severe respiratory illness and…

State’s Fifth Medical Marijuana Shop to Open in Jamestown

The state expects as many as 2,000 residents will legally be using medical marijuana by next summer.

JAMESTOWN, N.D.–North Dakota’s fifth medical marijuana shop will open next week. Herbology in Jamestown is set to open Sept. 11. Dispensaries are already open in Fargo, Grand Forks, Williston, and Bismarck. Devils Lake will be the next site to open and operate a medical marijuana dispensary. Voters in North Dakota approved medical marijuana in November 2016. The state expects as…

LIVE: International Vulture Awareness Day

You can see these extraordinary creatures soaring high all over the metro -- but we got to see one up close and personal.

This time of year, if you’re lucky, you might look up to the sky to spot a huge, majestic, dark-winged bird circling above the metro near the riverfront. And chances are, you’ll assume it’s an eagle. Chances are, it’s actually a turkey vulture, one of the most maligned and misunderstood animals in the region. Vultures are scavengers, meat-eaters which feed…

Local Doctor Opens Affordable Clinic

"Dollar Clinic" is located on 1st Avenue North in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, MINN. — A local doctor wants to help people get the health care they need without breaking the bank. Dr. Rodney Lee is hosting the grand opening of Dollar Clinic on 1st Avenue North. He says it’s the first of its kind in the nation. It offers the same services any other general clinic does at an affordable cost….

UPDATE: Insurance Approves $2.2 Million Treatment for Fargo Child

  UPDATE – Zoya’s family says it has approved medication for their child. “Today, we have approved Zolgensma in an expeditious and responsible way because we recognize its lifesaving potential for members who need such therapies. We remain member-focused and will continue to work to cover the best-in-class therapies available for our members,” Sanford Health Plan said in a statement….

Taylor Swift Calls West Fargo Boy Battling Rare Disease

This comes after Landon and his friends made a video that got 16,000 views and retweets

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A special boy fighting a rare disease in West Fargo gets a “swift” response from his favorite singer. Landon Solberg and his friends made a Youtube video in hopes of getting Taylor Swift’s attention. And it worked! She called Landon this week as he was surrounded by friends. They say she was “genuine, authentic and caring.”…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Buzz

He's light years ahead of the competition for cutest doggo.

We’re all abuzz about our newest Pet Connection guest this morning. Buzz is an electrifying little dog with tons of energy and charm, but who knows how to settle in and focus when there’s a need. The two-year-old Miniature Pinscher/Dachsund cross loves to play and likes to be on the go, enjoying car rides and games with both people and…