Research shows heart and brain diseases are linked

American Health Association annual study shows how brain and heart diseases are related via blood vessels

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Heart disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide according to the American Heart Association. At this time every year, researchers publish reviews of studies related to the condition. This year, researchers found many risk factors for heart disease are the same for brain disease. “Risk factors like high blood pressure, diabetes, elevated cholesterol, smoking and…

Sanford Offering Dietary Guidelines During COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Order

Experts Say It's Important To Create A Healthy Daily Routine For Exercising And Planning Out Your Meals

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford is offering some dietary guidelines as people are being asked to stay home during the pandemic. Experts say it’s important to create a healthy daily routine for exercising and planning out your meals. They say a good tip if you’re eating canned foods is to rinse them through water to help cut down on some of…

F-M Community Talks New Year Resolutions

The first day of the year is often when people try to better themselves with new year's resolutions.

  FARGO, N.D.- Some may want to quit smoking or drinking. Others want to lose some weight, have a healthier diet or exercise more. We luckily got to speak to a few people about goals they have for the new year. “To get married – Best guy I ever had he deserves it, he’s a hard working man,” says Crystal…

Red River Zoo prepares animals for Winter

Most of the animals at the Zoo are from cold climate environments.

FARGO, N.D – One of the animals making the transition into winter at the Red River Zoo is the wolves. Although they are colder climate species, they will be experiencing some changes. The wolves will be having some increase to their diet that meets their nutritional needs. Dry areas will be added throughout the exhibit as well so that they…

Sanford Opens New Center For Digestive Health

The center meets the increased demand for procedures like colonoscopies

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford Health opens its new Center for Digestive Health to treat patients with gastrointestinal issues. The center, which is in the former Sanford Same Day Surgery building, celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting. It will meet the increased demand for procedures like colonoscopies. “Colonoscopy screening is one of the big things that we celebrate coming up here in…

LIVE: Pros And Cons Of Keto

Sanford Nutrition Expert Weighs In On Fad Diet

  Linda Bartholomay, Director of Nutritional Services at Sanford, joins Adam to talk about a diet that’s growing in popularity. The ketogenic, or keto, diet is an incredibly low-carb diet designed to force your body into ketosis, where you burn fat instead of carbs for energy. The diet limits you to about 20 grams of carbohydrates for an entire day….

Diabetes Alert Day: Are You at Risk?

Adults are urged to take an online rick test for Diabetes Alert Day

FARGO, N.D. — American Diabetes Association is sounding the alarm about the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in adults. Diabetes Alert Day is held on the last Tuesday of March every year as a wakeup call to find out about diabetes. A free anonymous risk test is available online and only takes about a minute to complete. With questions such as…

Health Matters: Heart Disease Prevention

Different choices in your everyday life can lower the risk of heart disease. It could be a silent killer. You may not feel any different or look any different if you’re developing heart disease. That’s why Dr. Sam Kapphahn, a Interventional Cardiologist with Essentia Health, says you can take it upon yourself to see where you’re at. “Eighty percent of…

Gluten Free Diets Help with Healthy Lifestyle Choices

It's National Gluten Free Day and those in the community express how gluten free diets have impacted their lives

It’s National Gluten Free Day. If you haven’t already, it may be time to hop on the gluten free diet train. Nutritionists says gluten free foods are easier on the digestive system while still including nutrients to help our bodies function. While some are voluntarily choosing to switch to a gluten free diet because of its proven link to weight loss,…