Health

LIVE: Picking The Right Medicare Plan

The Right Medicare Plan Could Save Seniors Money

  It can be hard navigating the ever-changing world of Medicare coverage. Seniors might now know which plan will save them the most money. As open enrollment starts Tuesday, October 15th, there’s help on the way. Valley Senior Services is hosting a series of Medicare comparison sessions starting on Wednesday through December 4th. They’ll help seniors figure out which plan…

LIVE: Kids and Fear

How to strike the right balance between fright and frolic for your child.

Halloween is supposed to be scary, but there’s one thing every parent fears this time of year: a child who’s been truly traumatized by what’s supposed to be Halloween fun. It can be anything from a movie that’s too intense for a teen, a commercial that’s too creepy for a child, a haunted house that keeps haunting even when the…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Merlin

Merlin can put a little bit of magic in your life.

Merlin’s got this amazing magic trick up his furry sleeve: he’ll make you want to snuggle him even when he’s trying to convince you to play with him instead. The lively two-year-old came in to Homeward Animal Shelter from a local pound, and unfortunately, he’s got a lot of company there. The shelter has a surplus of cats that need…

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…