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Fergus Falls couple welcomes New Years Day baby at Sanford Medical Center

"It feels good. It's exciting. Yeah, it's a good way to start 2021 for sure."

FARGO, N.D.- 2021 is already off to a good start for a Fergus Falls couple who welcomed a son at Sanford Family Birth Center in Fargo on New Year’s Day. “I’m John Walvatne, this is my wife Ahna and this is our new little man Asher John.” As the world celebrated the new year, a Fergus Falls couple welcomed an…

Elective Surgeries to Resume in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz has provided guidelines for hospitals and clinics to safely resume elective surgeries starting the week of May 11. Healthcare professionals such as doctors, dentists and veterinarians will be required to create a plan for keeping patients and employees safe before offering elective procedures. Healthcare providers will also be responsible for determining what procedures will be…

Doctors Believe Coronavirus Will Lead Youth Towards Careers in Medicine

FARGO, N.D. – Epidemiologists think that the Coronavirus will spark an interest in many students to pursue infectious disease careers. Dr. Paul Carson of NDSU says that the need is there in the future for doctors to specialize in learning how to combat infectious disease on the front lines. There is also a great need for doctors who research infectious…

Sanford Hosts Dancing with the Doctors at the Fargo Theatre

This is the second year of the event

FARGO, N.D. — A visit to the doctor’s office may not be enjoyable for everyone, but tonight it was all smiles as the doctors put on their dancing shoes. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Sanford Health Foundation which helps cancer patients with lodging, meals and transportation. The events have been so popular that there’s already…

Where’s the meat? Fargo-Moorhead reacts to meatless burger

FARGO N.D – It’s not beef, pork or turkey but a plant patty Burger King is dishing out to customers across the country with its Impossible Whopper. And while people may be taking a bite into the food trend health experts are saying switching from plant to meat may not make much of a difference at all but you can…

Sanford Health Celebrates New Veterans Square Clinic

Lab and X-rays can be done on the same day

FARGO, N.D. –Sanford Health is celebrating the opening of the new Veterans Square Clinic. The clinic is on the corner of 40th Street and Veterans Boulevard in Fargo. It offers primary care services, along with pediatrics, women’s health, and pregnancy care. You can get lab and X–rays done on the same day there. Those at Sanford say this clinic is…

High Schoolers Explore Medical Field at Scrubs Camp

They learn about everything from nursing to cardiovascular technology

MOORHEAD, Minn. –High schoolers are scrubbing in and learning about all things medical at Scrubs Camp, a partnership between M State, MSUM, and HealthForce Minnesota. Camp attendee Katelyn Pagel, a rising senior from GFW High School, says she’s always wanted to go into the medical field. “Just like helping people, just has always been a dream of mine because I…

Two-Time Breast Cancer Survivor Sets Example for Future Patients

She says a positive attitude helped her through the fight

FARGO, N.D. — So many of us have our pink on for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but even though October is coming to a close, that doesn’t mean awareness should be fading from our minds. Sandra Dunn, a two-time breast cancer survivor, shares her story and what her advice is for others. She was diagnosed in 2008 for the first time….

Sanford Breast Cancer Retreat Helps Survivors Support Each Other

Survivors can share stories and hear from experts

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Sanford hosted a breast cancer retreat that brings survivors together. One attendee, Sandra Dunn, is a two–time cancer survivor. Her advice is simple: stay positive. When she was first diagnosed in 2008, she says she lived her life to the fullest. “I danced a lot, I spent a lot of time with my family and friends. I…

Health Care Providers Hold Career Expo at Rasmussen College

Sanford, Essentia, Mayo Clinic, Eventide and Pioneer Care were in attendance

MOORHEAD, Minn. — If you think being a doctor is too difficult but still find the medical field interesting, there are some other in–demand options to consider. Rasmussen held a career expo where Sanford, Essentia, Mayo Clinic, Eventide and Pioneer Care were in attendance. “People don’t see us, they don’t know who we are, I try to explain to people, you know…