ND Dept. of Health Encouraging Flu Shots for All

It is National Influenza Vaccination Week

  NORTH DAKOTA — The North Dakota Department of Health is encouraging all North Dakotans to get their flu shot this week. It is National Influenza Vaccination Week. Health officials say everyone six months and older should be vaccinated, regardless of age or health status. It is especially important for people who are at greater risk of complications from the…

Survey: Fewer Pregnant Women Smoking in North Dakota

The CDC says the national smoking rate for pregnant women is 8.4 percent

  NORTH DAKOTA — State health officials say fewer pregnant women are smoking in North Dakota. The Department of Health’s birth certificate records show the state had a pregnancy smoking rate of 11.6 percent in 2016. That’s down from 13.8 percent in 2015. The CDC says the national smoking rate for pregnant women is 8.4 percent. Health officials also say…

Tortilla to Toast to Sonogram: Family Believes Holy Image of Jesus Kept Baby Healthy

The couple says they count it as a blessing after having near fatal complications with their previous two pregnancies

  CHAMBERSBURG, Penn. — There was the tortilla and the toast. Now add sonogram to the list of things people say they find the holy image of Jesus in. Just days before she was due to give birth to her third child, Alicia Zeek says she experienced Divine Intervention. She and her fiancĂ©, Zac, went in for an ultrasound and…