health

Fargo’s vaccination rate is 50 percent

The virtual meeting gives people an update on where we stand in the Covid 19 pandemic and vaccinations

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo Cass Public Health says the city is nearing a Covid-19 vaccination milestone despite a change in vaccinations. Earlier this week the Johnson and Johnson vaccine was put on pause. Six people out of the more than six million who received the vaccine developed blood clots. Fargo Cass Public Health says they had to make some…

North Dakota researchers share three-year project at International Stroke Conference

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Wednesday was the first day of this year’s virtual International Stroke Conference, and North Dakota researchers are presenting some of their findings from a three-year initiative. The North Dakota Mission: Lifeline Stroke project focuses on improving guideline-based care of stroke patients. That includes teaching the public the signs and symptoms of a stroke, as well as…

Sanford Health, Dakota Lions Sight & Health partner to create birth tissue donation program

It is the first birth tissue donation program in the Upper Midwest

FARGO, N.D. — A new program at Sanford Health gives mothers who give birth through a planned Caesarean section the chance to make a difference in someone else’s life. The hospital has partnered with Dakota Lions Sight & Health to create a birth tissue donation program. Birth tissue contains special cells that are used to treat many conditions, including traumatic…

The F-M community discusses goals for the new year

Many people say setting realistic goals helps, but remember not to be too hard on yourself.

FARGO, N.D.- “New year, new me” seems to be the phrase that goes around every year on January 1st. “Yeah, just trying to be a bit more healthy. We’ve been spending a lot of time inside at home, so trying to just get out a bit more and do some more hiking,” Fargo’s Lindsay Boyd said. It’s the general consensus…

Nonprofit hosts fundraiser to help local families battling with health issues

"Together we could really make a difference this holiday season for these families..."

FARGO, N.D.– A nonprofit organization is hosting a fundraising event to lend a few helping hands to local families battling with health issues. Local nonprofit organization, ‘Lend A Hand Up’ is stepping up to the plate to assist local families in the community. “We’re starting our daily big boost drawings on Monday and that will go through Friday. Anyone who…

ND State Health Council talks COVID-19 vaccine, contact tracing & mask mandate

ND is expected to see a vaccine for COVID-19 in December

BISMARCK, N.D.- Two vaccines for the coronavirus are completing their trials. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will both be up to 94% effective. That’s compared to the flu vaccine which is around 30 -50% effective. “We are anticipating we could have a vaccine in the state by early or mid December possibly. And likely Pfizer will be one of the…

Sanford Health announces new partnership with Intermountain Health

The organizations are nearly doubling in size by merging

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Big changes are coming to Sanford Health as it merges with another major health organization. Utah based Intermountain Health and Sanford Health will be coming together to share their best practices. The merging will create a $15 billion health system. Both will keep their names for now, but Intermountain will become the parent company Together it has…

City of West Fargo presents COVID-19 prevention seminar

North Dakota Department of Health holds virtual information session to help combat the spread of COVID-19

WEST FARGO, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Health holds a virtual COVID-19 information session to help raise awareness surrounding the increase in cases in the state. Director of North Dakota State University’s Center for Immunization Research and Education Dr. Paul Carson provides Covid-19 tips on how to help stop the spread of the virus. “By whatever means we…

Profile by Sanford gives tips for a healthy lifestyle during national wellness month

Health coaches say health should be a focus all year round and can be started today by making small changes.

WEST FARGO, N.D. — According to health coaches at Profile by Sanford, focusing on health and wellness should be a way of life, but it shouldn’t feel overwhelming. “Sometimes people look at the change in lifestyle as a huge overcoming for the next year of life,” said Profile by Sanford’s business development specialist, Abby Kiland. “Let’s just start with today.”…