health

“Cares for Kids” Radiothon raises money for Sanford Children’s Hospital

Three local radio stations join forces for the event

FARGO, N.D. — Nine-month-old Ava is now strong and healthy, but when she was born at just 23 weeks, her home for more than six months would be the NICU at Sanford Children’s Hospital. “One saying that we always go back to is, ‘You never realize how strong you are until being strong is the only option you have,’ and…

Midwives at Essentia Health help women live healthy lives

They provide an array of services for all women, including general check-ups and screenings

FARGO, N.D. — Midwives at Essentia Health have been helping women take care of their health for over 60 years. They provide services for women through different stages of life. They are there from their teen years through menopause. One new mom says she has no doubt she made the right choice of working with a midwife through her pregnancy…

Ninja Warriors In Fargo Put Their Endurance To The Test

Athletes have to finish the course in a designated amount of time

FARGO, N.D.- Four Star Ninja Academy hosted The Federation of International Ninja Athletics. “So, today we’re doing the endurance course. The endurance covers twelve different obstacles. Eight of them are going to be upper body, or in the air ,” says Dustin Hjelmstad, the co-owner, Four Star Ninja Academy. The academy opened July of last year. It was  a way…

F-M Community Talks New Year Resolutions

The first day of the year is often when people try to better themselves with new year's resolutions.

  FARGO, N.D.- Some may want to quit smoking or drinking. Others want to lose some weight, have a healthier diet or exercise more. We luckily got to speak to a few people about goals they have for the new year. “To get married – Best guy I ever had he deserves it, he’s a hard working man,” says Crystal…

Flu Season Off to Unusual Start

Season kicking off with Influenza B rather than typical A-strain

FARGO, N.D. — The CDC estimates that at least 1,300 people nationwide have died from the flu this year. While this number doesn’t surprise one North Dakota epidemiologist, the type of flu affecting people in our region does. “It is a little unusual, if you look back at prior seasons, the A-string is predominant early in the season, and then…

North Dakota High School Freshmen Attend Career Expo

It allows them to explore careers in health, tech and trade industries

FARGO, N.D. — As high school freshmen, a lot of these students don’t know where life may take them after graduation. This interactive career expo allows them to envision future careers in health, tech and trade industries. “A lot of the reactions are, ‘I didn’t know this was a possibility’ or ‘This is really cool.’ And then sometimes students are…

Moorhead’s Senior Safety Academy Preparing the Elderly In Case of a Medical Emergency

According to the CDC, heart disease and strokes cause 1 in 3 deaths in the United States

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Nearly a hundred seniors came out for this year’s Senior Safety Academy at the Hjemkomst Center. It’s all part of TRIAD’s efforts to get seniors, law enforcement and the community talking about healthy living for the elderly. “It’s really phenomenal that seniors are coming out to learn how to help themselves or have law enforcement help them,”…

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…

Local Doctor Opens Affordable Clinic

"Dollar Clinic" is located on 1st Avenue North in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, MINN. — A local doctor wants to help people get the health care they need without breaking the bank. Dr. Rodney Lee is hosting the grand opening of Dollar Clinic on 1st Avenue North. He says it’s the first of its kind in the nation. It offers the same services any other general clinic does at an affordable cost….