Health

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…

Community Celebrates National Child Health Day

Nearly 300 community members gathered at Family Voices of North Dakota's "Luncheon for Littles" event

FARGO, N.D. — Twenty six years ago, Tammy DeSautel brought home her own bundle of joy. Right away, she knew she’d be facing a different set of challenges than most mothers do. Her daughter was born with Cerebral Palsy. “26 years ago, we didn’t have the internet and we didn’t have the social media that we have now. And I…

New Survey Shows Surge in Vaping by Minnesota Young People

Minnesota now has 55 confirmed or probable cases of vaping-related severe lung injuries.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–A new survey says one in four Minnesota 11th graders reported using an e-cigarette in the previous 30 days, a 54% increase from the same survey in 2016. The Minnesota Department of Health said Wednesday the jump among 8th graders was even more significant, with 11% reporting vaping in the preceding 30 days, nearly double the 2016 figure….

MNsure Rates to Hold Steady in 2020, Show Market Stability

State Commerce Commissioner Steve Kelley says the rate changes show Minnesota's individual health insurance market has stabilized.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesotans who buy health plans through the state-run health insurance exchange or directly from health insurers will see average premiums hold steady or decline next year. The Minnesota Department of Commerce also released data Tuesday that shows most people covered through a small business health plan will see average premium increases of 2% to 4%. State…

Cramer & Hoeven Welcome Veterans Affairs Secretary to Fargo

Sec. Robert Wilkie toured the Fargo VA and the private practice healing with hyperbarics

FARGO, N.D. — Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer took Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie on a tour of a facility in Fargo that is changing the way veterans are treated for PTSD and brain injuries. On August 13, 2005, Tyler Einarson was serving his country in Afghanistan, keeping watch while the rest of his team was cleaning up. “I…

Breckenridge Elementary School Receives $100,000 Fitness Center Renovation

The goal of the organization is to promote health and wellness.

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. – An Elementary School in a small Minnesota town gets the renovation of a lifetime. The National Foundation For Governors’ Fitness Councils revealed  A $100,000 new workout space for students, teachers and the community in Breckenridge. The Foundation’s “Don’t Quit Campaign” awards fitness centers to schools across the country as a way to promote physical activity and fitness…

Walz Urges House-Senate Negotiations on Insulin Bills

As soon as they negotiate a solution, Walz said he will call a special session on emergency health care issues.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz has called on House Democratic and Senate Republican leaders to negotiate a compromise between their competing insulin affordability proposals so he can call a special session. Walz said in a letter Tuesday to Democratic House Speaker Melissa Hortman and Republican Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka that he’s encouraged by recent legislative hearings on the proposals….

How A Family Affected by Suicide is Spreading Mental Health Awareness

According to the CDC, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States

HAWLEY, Minn. — A Hawley family is celebrating the memory of their daughter exactly one year after her passing. The Bjorndahls lost their daughter Katie to an overdose on September 29, 2018. Now, nearly 150 friends, family, teammates, teachers and colleagues are gathered at the Hawley Softball Field in her honor. The memorial is a marriage of music, poetry and…