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Postpartum Depression Affects About 1 In 7 New Mothers

  FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – About one in seven women who have a child suffer from postpartum depression according to Essentia Health. They want more people talking about the issue to make sure new mothers don’t suffer in silence. Certified Nurse Midwife Tessa Hand says many new mothers get the baby blues. Postpartum Depression is more severe. It can keep…

Survey: Anxiety in workplace highest since 2020

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A new survey gives insight on how the “return to normal” procedure has been more difficult for some than others. The survey from Future Forum collected over 10 thousand results across the globe where they report stress and anxiety levels in the workplace are at its highest since June of 2020. A clinical psychologist at Essentia…

Lewis & Clark 1st Graders Donate Stuffed Animals to Essentia Health Patients

Students at Lewis and Clark Elementary School donate teddy bears and more for "National Kindness Week"

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – First graders at Lewis and Clark Elementary School are making sure children at Essentia Health Hospital are feeling comfortable by sending stuffed animals. Students collected 50 new stuffed animals during their National Kindness Week donation drive from February 14th until the 18th. Donations came from all over the community from school staff to students and family….

Essentia Health Fargo opens new cardiometabolic clinic program

An Essentia Health clinic is focused on preventing heart disease.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – An Essentia Health clinic is focused on preventing heart disease. “Cardiovascular disease is a real big issue in the United States. It’s a very big cause for morbidity and mortality. Basically it can be a reason for people feeling good but also a reason people can feel bad,” Essentia Health Cardiologist Dr. Rory Farnan said. February…

Essentia Health is part of nationwide study evaluating medication for Covid treatment

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Essentia Health joins a nationwide study to evaluate medications to find effective, safe treatments for COVID-19. The meds in the study are already approved by the FDA for other health issues. Fluticasone is prescribed for asthma and COPD. Fluvoxamine is given to people dealing with depression and ivermectin is used to treat parasitic infections. The Activ-6…

Essentia Health offering services for children at TNT Kid’s Fitness & Gymnastics

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Essentia Health and TNT Kids Fitness and Gymnastics partner to help kids grow during important development years. The healthcare system will provide pediatric services, therapy, adult training, health and wellness education at TNT. Educational programing, screening services and parental education will also be offered. Essentia Health calls it convenient care for parents with busy lives. “We…

Robot at Essentia Health helps detect & treat lung cancer

According to robotics company Auris Health, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A new robot at Essentia Health completely changing traditional dynamics of lung cancer diagnosis “We go through the mouth so what you see is the breathing tube. That goes normally like any other procedure, patient’s asleep and we put the breathing tube that will go through the mouth and stay within the trachea, the wind pipe….

Students at Ed Clapp Elementary thank staff at Essentia Health

Second grade class brings cards and treats to thank healthcare workers

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The pandemic has put immense stress on everyone who works in healthcare.  With long hours and an endless amount of patients, a little recognition can really make someone’s day. Stephanie Schuster’s second grade class is here to personally deliver just that. “Our citizens care about what happens in buildings such as this. So, our healthcare workers…