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Dozens in MN, ND sick with intestinal illness linked to bagged salads

More than 200 people in the Midwest have been infected with Cyclospora

MINNESOTA & NORTH DAKOTA — An outbreak of Cyclospora has hit eight Midwestern states, including both Minnesota and North Dakota. According to the CDC, 25 Minnesotans and six North Dakotans have been infected. “Cyclospora is a parasite that causes a diarrheal illness, and it is transmitted by consuming food or water contaminated with feces that contains the parasite,” says Essentia…

NDSU To Have In-Person Classes In The Fall, Masks Will Be Required

The school will be maintaining its initially planned start date of August 24.

FARGO, N.D. – On Thursday morning, NDSU received a grant of nearly $20 million dollars that will help the school set up a COVID-19 plan. The university says that without the money, online classes might have resumed for another semester. “I couldn’t be more excited because everything else would’ve been suboptimal and a real let down for our students as…

Fargo Cass Public Health Encourages People To Stop Smoking For “It’s Quitting Time” Week

Health experts the best first step in quitting is finding the cause.

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Cass Public Health says nearly 20% of all adults in North Dakota smoke. That leads to more than $300 million in health care costs and killing nearly 1,000 people a year. Health experts the best first step in quitting is finding the cause. “Pay attention when you are having each of those cigarettes. Is it a…

MN Dept. of Health gives reasons why Clay Co. coronavirus cases are so high

MINNESOTA – Health experts respond to the high amount of coronavirus cases in Clay County. It is eighth in the state with 215 cases and fifth in deaths with 14, but 16th in population. “Congregate care, as well as some congregate living situations where we’re seeing cases. So, that would include homeless shelters, that type of thing. So, two situations…

American Heart Association Lifeline Stroke Program Saves Lives And Helps Patients

We'll Talk Live With The Heart Association About The Stroke: Lifeline In The 8:00 am Hour Of KVRR Morning News On Monday

FARGO, N.D. — In 2017 the American Heart Association put over 5 million dollars into the North Dakota Stroke System. The funding has helped improve training for thousands of professionals in emergency care, better equip hospitals for higher level assistance for patients, and help create programs for recovery from stroke. “It was a game changer for the patients, we realized…

Sanford Health Expert Offers Safety Guidelines For Heat Stroke Awareness Day

They recommend using curbside pickup and delivery for items you may need you're worried about the outbreak.

FARGO, N.D. — Today is Heat Stroke Awareness Day and health experts at Sanford Health are reminding people to not leave their kids in the car. Experts say leaving your unattended child in the vehicle is dangerous as your car can heat up quickly in the sun. They say planning ahead of schedule is always smart. They recommend using curbside…

Fargo Fitness Center Hosting Outdoor Workout Classes For Social Distancing

MPX Fitness is hosting a free outdoor workout session at the Jefferson Park in Fargo on May 7th.

FARGO, N.D. — Mariah Prussia of MPX Fitness says she is ready to go back to seeing her clients in person. After the coronavirus caused her business to go online, she’s been keeping busy with workouts over Zoom and videos for people to follow at home. With the weather getting warmer and restrictions beginning to lift in North Dakota, Prussia…

Coronavirus fears preventing some from getting medical help in emergencies

Some heart attack and stroke patients are afraid of contracting COVID-19 by going to the hospital

FARGO, N.D. — Although the pandemic has impacted almost all aspects of our lives, there’s one thing that hasn’t changed. “We know that COVID-19 isn’t preventing heart attacks from happening,” says Chrissy Meyer with the American Heart Association. Heart attacks, strokes and other medical emergencies are still happening in our community. The main difference? Fear of contracting COVID-19 is pushing…

Sanford Hydroxychloroquine Trials Look ‘Promising’

Sanford has been running trials on the drugs, and they say it's a promising combination that could help fight the Coronavirus pandemic.

FARGO, N.D. – Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin, you’ve heard those words a lot in the news over the last few days. But what are they? Sanford has been running trials on the drugs, and they say it’s a promising combination that could help fight the Coronavirus pandemic. “My professional opinion is that Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin show a lot of promise. What…

White House COVID-19 Task Force Saturday Briefing

President Donald J. Trump and the coronavirus task force hold a press briefing. Posted by Fox News on Saturday, April 4, 2020 As the number of infections has grown to more than 1.1 million worldwide, health care systems are straining under the surge of patients and lack of medical equipment like ventilators, protective masks and gloves. All of which has…