health

Silent Auction Helps Local Girl Receive Critical Medical Care

Benefit held for Miley Larson as she gets treatment for her mental condition

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — People in the Valley came together to support a young child suffering from a mental illness. Guardians of seven-year-old Miley Larson say she has Reactive Attachment Disorder therapy. Larson was adopted at the age of five. Her foster mom held a benefit for her at Inspire Innovation Labs. People who showed up took part in a…

Here’s One 94-Year-Old You Won’t Want to Mess With

The 94-year-old woman in east China says she's been practicing martial arts since she was a young child

  CHINA– She’s a grannie you don’t want to get in a fight with. The 94-year-old woman in east China says she’s been practicing martial arts since she was a young child. Is she letting age stop her? You decide. Zhang Hexian said she started practicing the basic techniques like pushing palm and throwing a punch with her father. Zhang…

MN’s Department of Health Reports Four Hospital Deaths Were Preventable

Three of the deaths were from falls and the fourth was due to a medication mistake

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota’s Department of Health reports nearly 340 medical errors in the state’s hospitals and surgical centers led to some deaths that could have been preventable. The annual report of the state department’s adverse health events states at least four deaths were caused by a preventable error. Three of the deaths were from falls and the fourth was…

Helping the Homeless Stay Healthy

A seminar was held to improve healthy lifestyles for those who are homeless

FARGO, N.D. — We’re in the midst of flu season and health experts say this is the most crucial time to keep homeless people in mind. Health Impacts of Homelessness was held at Fargo Cass Public Health to talk about ways to help homeless people stay healthy. A number of agencies presented ways to help the less fortunate in the…

F-M Ambulance Recognizes Three Strangers Who Saved Motorist on I-29

A man went into cardiac arrest on the highway where three drivers pulled over to help

CASS COUNTY, N.D. — One Fargo man has three people to thank for giving him another shot at life. Mark Dammann says December 9th was a normal day for taking a drive down south on I-29. “I had no inclination I was going to have a heart attack,” said Mark. He says he was in the holiday spirit with plans…

Health Matters: The AngioVac Device

The AngioVac Device is an option for those who can't take blood thinners

HEALTH MATTERS — Blood clots can be fatal, if left untreated. Some cases require more than the usual blood thinning treatment. Typically, a physician will insert an IV behind a patient’s knee and insert a blood thinner to remove clots. However, because of other medical reasons, that’s not an option for all people. The AngioVac device was first approved by…

Construction on New Sanford Facility Complete

The massive new Sanford Medical Center in South Fargo is officially finished

FARGO, N.D. — Construction on the new Sanford Medical Center in South Fargo is finally over. A chairman for Mortenson Construction handed over the keys to Paul Richard, Sanford’s Executive Vice President. Construction on the massive $494 million project began back in 2012, building from a completely empty plot of land. Sanford officials say more than 4,000 workers from across…

Governor Dayton to Begin Cancer Treatment in March

The governor announced his diagnosis the day after collapsing at the State of the State address

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he’ll undergo surgery in early March to treat his prostate cancer. Dayton revealed his diagnosis late last month, a day after collapsing during his State of the State address. His doctors say it has not spread beyond his prostate. Dayton wrote on Facebook that he is scheduled to have his prostate…

Fargo’s First Go Red for Women Luncheon

More than 100 women gathered proudly for Fargo's first ever Go Red Luncheon.

At least one in three women live with some form of heart disease. People are ready to see that number go down. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women. What many people don’t know is that about 80% of cardiovascular diseases is preventable. The American Heart Association held Fargo’s first ever Go Red For Women Luncheon. This…

Mayo Doctors say Governor Dayton’s Cancer is Treatable

The governor announced he had cancer the day after fainting while giving Minnesota's State of the State address

  A Mayo Clinic official says Gov. Dayton’s prostate cancer was caught early and is `treatable and curable’. The governor was at the clinic Tuesday and Wednesday for more tests, which found no signs the cancer has spread, and to develop a plan of attack. The official says Dayton can continue his executive duties. Last week, the governor announced his…