FARGO CASS PUBLIC HEALTH

MATBUS Relocates Downtown Hub, Begins Construction Project

FARGO, N.D.–MATBUS is relocating its downtown hub to a new temporary location starting April 4. The new hub will be at the former Fargo Cass Public Health building located at 401 3 Avenue North. Jefferson Lines will also move to the new location. The current Ground Transportation Center is undergoing a major construction update to the building and parking lot….

ND Health Officials Want The Community To Keep Taking Basic Coronavirus Precautions

With the first death reported in the State, they say now more than ever it's important to flatten the curve

NORTH DAKOTA – North Dakota Health Officials are stressing the importance of practicing basic safety precautions. “The guidance is the same, it’s just for people to be really vigilant about it. So, it’s those really good prevention practices. It’s that social distancing piece,” says Fargo Cass Public Health director Desi Fleming. They say when going out to do grocery shopping,…

F-M Mayors And Health Professionals Give Update About Coronavirus

Health experts say one of the most important things you can do is wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.

FARGO, N.D. — All three mayors from the F-M area, local and state health professionals and concerned community members packed into the Fargo Cass Public Health Center to talk about preventative measures against the spread of the coronavirus. “It’s important to put things into perspective and to remain calm we want everyone to know that unified teams are preparing not…

LIVE: Area Mayors and Regional Public Health Experts to Provide Briefing on Coronavirus

The briefing will be held at Fargo Cass Public Health at 3 p.m.

FARGO, N.D.–F-M area mayors and regional public health officials are scheduled to provide information about how the metro plans to prepare for the Coronavirus on Wednesday. Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney, Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd and West Fargo Mayor Bernie Dardis, as well as Fargo Cass Public Health, the NDDoH and Clay County will take part in the briefing. In addition…

ND Receives Low Grades On American Lung Association’s Tobacco Report

The report is from the American Lung Association's annual "State of Tobacco Control" report.

NORTH DAKOTA – One of the lowest grades were given for the state’s tobacco tax, which is only 44 cents per pack. “We received an F in our tobacco tax. We are the fourth lowest state as far as tobacco tax goes in our nation, and that’s important because we talk about raising the price of tobacco, we do a…

Fargo Cass Public Health Hosts A Walk-In Flu Clinic

There has been an increase of Influenza cases in the area.

FARGO, N.D. – After the holiday season, Fargo Cass wants to remind people it’s not too late to get a flu shot. There have been 25-hundred reported cases of influenza in North Dakota, where as this time last year there were 870. There have been 27 pediatric deaths nationwide due to influenza this year. “The single most important thing to…

Fargo Cass Public Health to Hold Flu Shot Friday Event

The North Dakota Department of Health says it is not too late to get a flu shot.

FARGO, N.D.–Fargo Cass Public Health hopes to increase flu vaccination rates with a walk-in Flu Shot Friday event on January 10. The event is in response to the North Dakota Department of Health’s reported increase in influenza activity. The event will be from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Linden Room at Fargo Cass Public Health. Flu shots will…

LIVE: Women’s Way Program Helps Pay For Breast Cancer Screenings

Early Detection A Key To Surviving Breast Cancer

Detecting cancer early can be the difference between beating the disease or not. Fargo Cass Public Health is making it easier for North Dakota women to get screened for breast cancer. The “Women’s Way” program helps some women pay for mammograms. Program Director Kristina Kluth says 98 percent of women survive breast cancer if they detect the disease early. Healthcare…

Fargo Cass Public Health hosts its first “Break Free Youth Action Summit”

The summit gave students tools and resources to find their voice and advocate for change.

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo Cass Public Health is hosting its first “Break Free Youth Action Summit.” The goal is to present techniques on how teens can be  successful tobacco prevention advocates. Following the e–cigarette outbreak, Fargo Cass Public Health in collaboration with Tobacco Free North Dakota decided to host their first summit to get the youth to take action and…

ND Department of Health Investigating Six New Probable Cases of Vaping-Related Illnesses

According to the CDC, 36 states have reported cases of vaping–related illnesses

NORTH DAKOTA — Doctors nationwide are getting more patients complaining of wheezing, coughing and difficulty breathing. But when they run the normal tests, the results are out of the ordinary. “We’re not finding any pneumonia, we’re not finding any strep, we’re not finding any legionella when we’re doing all of these medical tests. What could be causing it?” said North…