Health

Officials Link Many Sudden Baby Deaths to Unsafe Sleeping

The Department of Health says its research shows 82 percent of 90 sudden infant deaths in 2016 and 2017 involved unsafe sleeping.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Minnesota health officials say the majority of sudden unexplained infant deaths reported in the state in recent years are related to an unsafe sleeping environment. The Department of Health says its research shows 82 percent of 90 sudden infant deaths in 2016 and 2017 involved unsafe sleeping. Most involved babies were not sleeping in cribs, or were sleeping…

LIVE: Staying Safe During Halloween Bar Crawls

Don't let booze turn you into a zombie.

The great thing about Halloween is that it’s a holiday for everyone, including adults. The not-so-great thing? Too many adult beverages, bar crawls, busy downtown traffic, and flimsy costumes in rapidly worsening weather this time of year don’t mix well. But police officers in Fargo are here to help. Fargo police public information officer Jessica Schindeldecker joined the Morning Show’s…

Sanford Health Is Offering Flu Shots as Flu Season Nears

There are 15 Reported Cases Of The Flu So Far in Cass County.

CASS COUNTY, N.D – Flu season is fast approaching. The flu is a contagious disease that spreads around the United States every year, usually between October and May. It can cause fever and chills, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue, cough, headache, and runny or stuffy nose. Infants and young children, people 65 years of age and older, pregnant women, and…

LIVE: Autism at Halloween

For people on the spectrum, Halloween can be a lot scarier than for the rest of us.

Halloween is a fun time for a lot of kids and adults, but for people on the autism spectrum, Halloween can sometimes be a struggle. Costume and makeup textures can be distracting, irritating or too stimulating. Meeting strangers trick or treating door to door can be overwhelming. And pets, especially big dogs who want to come to the door to…

Community Puts on Spaghetti Fundraiser for Fargo Woman Battling Severe Illness

Diana Emerson is recovering after needing a new kidney and liver

  FARGO, N.D. — Even on the rough days, Diana Emerson always knew how to get Sandy Brakke to crack a smile. “She’s got a good sense of humor. Very witty and you could be having the worst day and she’ll say something and everything is just that much better,” Brakke said. But in March, Emerson didn’t have the energy…

GiGi’s Playhouse Hosts 7th Annual Walk & Fest

The event is in celebration of National Syndrome Awareness Month

MOORHEAD, Minn. — This army is a little different than most. Its youngest member is only 19 months old. “We’re here walking for Cohen. Our son, who has Down syndrome,” said Cohen’s mom and participant in the walk, Sarah Nordin. Cohen’s Army includes nearly 60 family members and friends supporting him and others in the community with Down syndrome. “We…

Community Supports Local Woman’s Battle With Cancer

Dr. Kate Schulz was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma

FARGO, N.D. — Dozens of people across the Fargo–Moorhead area are coming together to support a local family through a silent auction. Dr. Kate Schulz of Prairie Winds Veterinary Center in Fargo lost her son in April due to pregnancy complications. A few months after, she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Now, coworkers, family, friends and even strangers are at…

Sanford Hosts Pink Palooza for Breast Cancer Month

All proceeds from the night will go to the Edith Sanford Breast Center

MOORHEAD, Minn. People get their pink on at Sanford’s Pink Palooza, which raises awareness for breast cancer. The event has live music, a food truck and even an inflatable bounce house for the young ones. People also could bid on items in a silent auction for items like a signed Carson Wentz Jersey. For some doctors who see cancer patients…

Fargo Cass Public Health hosts its first “Break Free Youth Action Summit”

The summit gave students tools and resources to find their voice and advocate for change.

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo Cass Public Health is hosting its first “Break Free Youth Action Summit.” The goal is to present techniques on how teens can be  successful tobacco prevention advocates. Following the e–cigarette outbreak, Fargo Cass Public Health in collaboration with Tobacco Free North Dakota decided to host their first summit to get the youth to take action and…

Grand Forks Police Respond to Two Opioid Overdoses in Two Days

Grand Forks police are urging citizens to take preventative measures including keeping naloxone available.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–The Grand Forks Police Department has responded to two separate opioid overdoses in the past two days. In each case, CPR was performed and naloxone was administered by first responders. Both victims were revived and appear to have fully recovered. Grand Forks police are urging citizens to refrain from using illegal drugs and to take preventative measures including…