health

Memory Café celebrates 5 years with a birthday party

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) -Memory Café is celebrating its 5th year of service at Bethel Church in Fargo. From pottery lessons and a fitness class to service dogs and live music, the Memory Café serves as a safe social gathering place where people experiencing mild to moderate memory loss come together. Organizers are excited to celebrate another year building relationships with…

F-M community gathers for Bans off our Bodies rally

Hundreds of thousands of people across the United States mark a "day of action" for abortion rights

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Many people in the F-M region share their thoughts. Dozens of pro-choice supporters were heard and seen chanting and marching through downtown Fargo, they had signs with many messages. Members of several organizations feel this is a potential crossroads. Rally participants say the crowd was much larger than the last protest and that was a promising…

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…

Health Experts Urge Public to get Boosted

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) – North Dakota reports more than 7,000 active cases of COVID-19, down from a high of more than 12,000 from January 25th. The omicron variant is especially contagious even if you are boosted. For the unvaccinated, the variant has a higher chance for hospitalization. Health experts urge the public to get their booster shots as quickly as…

North Dakota Coronavirus Update

Omicron cases continue to grow across North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — “It was just a really disheartening experience I think for all of us at public health. We rely heavily on vaccines and historically always have and for people to question that science it was really hard,” says Demi Fleming, Director of Public Health at Fargo Cass Public Health. The omicron variant continues to surge throughout North…

Be Fast: How To Spot a Stroke

How to Spot and Respond to a Stroke

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Not everyone knows how to respond when it comes to a stroke. “Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the united states, it is one of the leading causes of long-term disability,” Essentia Health Nurse Practitioner Megan Carlblom said. When it comes to treating a stroke, time is of the essence. The more time…

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…