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It’s National Eating Disorder Week And Health Experts Want To Raise Awareness

They say the disease sometimes tends to go unnoticed.

FARGO, N.D.- There are a variety of eating disorders, but the primary disorders health experts see are: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge eating disorder. “With Anorexia Nervosa we see that very restrictive, rigid eating patterns often lead to that low weight. With Bulimia Nervosa we see that there are binge like episodes, so eating extreme amounts in one sitting…

Organization Offering Free Kidney Screeings

The Organization Is Always Looking For Volunteer

FARGO, N.D. — At the Downtown YMCA in Fargo the National Kidney Foundation is getting set up to help offer people in the community free kidney screenings. “The statistics is 37 million Americans which is 1 in 7 Americans and less than 10 percent are undiagnosed, so it’s really an opportunity for us to get people in for free and…

New Life Center Volunteer Raise Homelessness Awareness By Sleeping Outside

There is more than 1,000 people without a home in the F-M area.

FARGO, N.D. – In an effort to raise awareness, a group of six volunteers from the Fargo New Life Center will be sleeping in tents each night until Giving Hearts on Thursday. “It’s not to say, hey look at us, we’re homeless, but it’s just to draw attention to the fact that there are many individuals who struggle with homes, and…

NDDoH Raising Awareness about Safe Antibiotic Use

November 18-22 is Antibiotics Awareness Week.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health is raising awareness about the importance of safe antibiotic use. The NDDoH says about two million people get an antibiotic-resistant infection every year, and at least 23,000 of those people die. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria in the body develop an immunity to the antibiotics designed to kill them. The Department of Health…

North Dakota HIV Awareness Walk Battles Stigma

NDCPG held their second annual walk

FARGO, N.D. — About six dozen people put on their walking shoes to raise awareness for HIV. The North Dakota Community Planning Group for HIV and Viral Hepatitis Prevention, Care and Treatment (NDCPG) held its second annual HIV Awareness Walk. The organization is designed to make sure people in North Dakota have access to quality HIV prevention services. People at…

Golden Drive Homeless Kids Holds BBQ to Raise Awareness

They're getting the word out about their big community event

FARGO, N.D. — Golden Drive Homeless Kids is getting the word out about an upcoming gathering while also raising money. The organization held a BBQ outside of Cash Wise on 13th Avenue where they served up hot dogs and brats. The BBQ will continue tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Golden Drive is having its big community event next…

Michigan Man Bikes Across Country in Hopes of Stopping Gun Violence

He created a nationwide hotline for people to call if they're planning violence

FARGO, N.D. — A Michigan man is biking across the country in hopes of stopping people from committing gun violence. Scott Hite stopped in Fargo to talk about www.waitone.org. It’s a nationwide hotline designed for people to call if they’re planning violence. He says he was inspired after learning the Aurora movie theater shooter in Colorado had called a mental…

Touchmark at Harwood Groves Raises Awareness for Alzheimer’s on Longest Day of the Year

Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the country

FARGO, N.D. –Touchmark at Harwood Groves is raising awareness for Alzheimer’s disease on the longest day of the year. They say, “the day with the most light is the day we fight.” The retirement home has a NuStep machine, and someone is riding it from sunrise to sunset. They’re raising a dollar for every minute someone uses it. There’s also…

Stroke Survivor Uses Her Experience to Help Others Through Support Program

Five years ago, Sandi Gruhot was doing yard work when she started feeling a pain in the back of her neck and got nauseous

FARGO, N.D. — It’s something hundreds of thousands of people suffer from every year: stroke. One survivor is using her experience to support others going through the same thing. Five years ago, Sandi Gruhot was doing yard work when she started feeling a pain in the back of her neck and got nauseous. What she thought was pulled muscle was actually…

Local Caregivers Raise Awareness for Parkinson’s Disease During Annual Symposium

They're hoping events like these will start an upward trend in cure research

FARGO, N.D. — According to health experts, about 1 million people are living with Parkinson’s disease in the U.S. That number is expected to double in the next 20 years. Local caregivers are bringing awareness to the disease and supporting those who have it. People living with Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones are filling the air with “ahs,” but…