health

Avoiding COVID-19 infections during the holidays

"There is still time so you can always get vaccinated."

  FARGO, N.D. (KVRR-TV) -This time of year is all about gathering with loved ones, but those gatherings could also be ideal conditions to spread COVID-19. “You are inside a closed indoor space and you are eating and talking together, so masks are not really feasible in that setting. It is in closed space and you have friends and family…

Following cancer diagnosis, Sen. Klobuchar introduces legislation promoting preventative health care

WASHINGTON (KVRR) — Following her own cancer diagnosis, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is introducing legislation to promote preventative health screenings. “I am sharing my story to call attention to the fact that many people have been delaying routine exams and screenings because of the pandemic,” she said Thursday. “I know that because I delayed mine.” Klobuchar was diagnosed with breast…

Two-time breast cancer survivor urges people to get screenings

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A two-time cancer survivor is sharing her story this Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Marti Simmons was first diagnosed with breast cancer in September of 2000. Nearly exactly 20 years later, she received her second diagnosis last November. The cancer returned in the same breast and this time, resulted in a mastectomy. “In the exact same breast. Who…

Sanford Health Encourages Annual Flu Shot

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Flu shot season is here and this year, Sanford Health says people are hesitating to get their shot. With some people already skeptical of COVID vaccines and the now readily available booster shot, there is concern that people will forgo their annual flu shot. Most of us are required to get vaccines each year to go…

Healthcare workers needed across North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota continues to see a shortage of employees across the state, and the healthcare industry is no exception. In fact, a workforce center manager with Job Service North Dakota says healthcare is at the top of the list. As part of the #JobUpND campaign, Fargo and Grand Forks’ Job Service centers are hosting industry-specific job…

Sanford Health Donates Land & Building In Concordia Partnership

Concordia College President William CraftMOORHEAD, Minn. —  Concordia College President William Craft announcing a partnership with Sanford Health. Sanford is donating the land and building where the 8th Street clinic now stands to Concordia. The college’s School of Health Professions is also being renamed the Sanford Heimarck School of Health Professions. The renovated building will be named the Heimarck Center….

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…