FARGO CASS PUBLIC HEALTH

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…

LIVE: Vaping Products Hiding In Plain Sight

We Show You The Lengths Vape Pen Makers Go Through To Conceal Their Products

  It’s getting harder and harder to spot vape pens. New ones can look like anything from a pen, to a makeup case, to even a smart watch. Fargo Cass Public Health Tobacco Prevention Specialist Melissa Markegard shows us some of the sneaky ways people can hide their vaping devices. She wants parents to make sure they know what to…

Fargo Cass Public Health Hosts Fall Prevention Workshop

"Stepping On" aims to prevent those 60+ years from falling

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Cass Public Health says even though the leaves are beginning to fall, people shouldn’t. It’s hosting a fall prevention workshop for those 60 years or older. “Stepping On” helps participants identify why they’re falling and teaches them strength and balance exercises to prevent falls. The class brings in a physical therapist, pharmacist and vision expert to…

Police: Note in envelope saying “test for anthrax” given to Fargo Cass Public Health prompted lockdown Monday

UPDATE: Fargo Police says a piece of paper inside an envelope a woman handed an employee at Fargo Cass Public Health on Monday had a note on it saying “test for anthrax.” The Department adds the note was “likely not written by” the woman and appeared to be part of lab work done in a different facility. Fargo Police’s Public Information…

City Offices Closing at 1:00 p.m. in Fargo, West Fargo: Moorhead Closing at 2:00 p.m.

Working together, the Cities of Fargo and West Fargo made this decision to protect residents and City staff members by closing early.

FARGO, ND — Both the City of Fargo and West Fargo are closing offices at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 7. Working together, the Cities of Fargo and West Fargo made this decision to protect residents and City staff members by closing early.    Fargo Cass Public Health will be closing at 1 p.m.  This includes all services, including WIC,…

Fargo City Commission Approves TB Testing Program

The federally funded program is for control of tuberculosis in high risk populations, such as refugees.

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn cast the only no vote Monday night as commissioners approved a contract with the North Dakota Department of Health for targeted testing of tuberculosis infection and treatment. The federally funded program is for control of tuberculosis in high risk populations, such as refugees. Piepkorn remains doubtful about the screening. He cited…

The People Project Encourages Organizations to Practice Promoting Happiness

24 organizations in the F-M area are taking part

FARGO, N.D. — Many of us are so caught up in the stresses of everyday life we forget to pause and remember the positives. The People Project getting the community to practice promote happiness. Two dozen organizations in the area are taking part in the project that’s part of the ReThink Mental Health initiative. They’ll put positive practices in place…

Fargo Cass Public Health Offers Up Flu Shots Throughout the Winter

"Flu Shot Fridays" have been held for the last few weeks

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Cass Public Health is doing its part to make sure people steer clear of the flu this winter. It hosted the latest installment of their “Flu Shot Friday” series by giving people a chance to walk in and get a flu shot. Doctors say getting the annual vaccine is the best way to avoid contracting the seasonal…

Flu Clinics Friday In Cass & Clay County

Both Cass County Public Health & Fargo Cass Public Health are holding flu shot clinics on Friday, November 30.

FARGO, ND — If you need a flu shot, you’re in luck. Both Cass County Public Health & Fargo  Cass Public Health are holding flu shot clinics on Friday, November 30. Clay County Public Health will hold a flu shot clinic on Friday, November 30, from 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. The event is open to the public. Flu shots will…