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Health Matters: Detecting and Treating Blood Clots

Blood clots can be fatal if left untreated

Bloods clots can form for many different reasons and sometimes they can even go unnoticed. Blood clots can often be mistaken for something minor. The longer you wait to take care of it, the more dangerous they can become. Samantha Olson, who is from Wahpeton, was recovering from back surgery when something just wasn’t feeling right. “I wasn’t feeling real…

Thinking Green: Bamboo

GREENWASHING HAPPENS EVERYWHERE. DON'T BE BAMBOO-ZLED; BUY THE BEST.

Bamboo is big. It’s in your sheets, your clothes, your kitchen items, even making up your kitchen counters — to say nothing of your cutting boards and let’s not forget growing in your garden. But when you go to buy, how can you be certain you’re buying something that’s truly green, as in, “good for the planet”? Danny Lipford shows…

Health Matters: Know the Signs of RSV

Most cases of RSV go away on their own, but it could lead to something serious if left untreated.

You may not know what respiratory syncytial virus is, but you’ve likely had it. If severe cases are left untreated, it could result to something serious. Most babies will get the respiratory illness that may look like a cold and most of the time, it goes away on its own. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be paying attention because…

Health Officials Urge Women to Get Screened for Cervical Cancer

A local nurse practitioner recommends women start getting pap smears at 21 years old

January is Cervical Cancer awareness month. Cass County health officials say getting screened and vaccinated are the best ways to prevent cervical cancer. Fargo Cass Public Health says each year, 12,000 women in the U.S. get cervical cancer, and 4,000 of them die. They say 93% of those cases were preventable by screenings and HPV vaccinations. Audrey Eckes, a nurse…

Fox Broadcaster Erin Andrews Battles Cervical Cancer

Andrews says her doctor declared her cancer free in late November of 2016

COURTESY: FOX SPORTSFox broadcaster Erin Andrews announces she has been battling cervical cancer the last few months. Andrews, who is 38-years-old, says she was diagnosed in late September after a routine check-up and had two surgeries to remove the cancer. She says her doctors told her in November the surgeries were successful and she was cancer free. Andrews says before…

UPDATED: Governor Dayton Relaxing at Home After Collapsing During State of the State Address

Dayton had been speaking for more than 40 minutes before he collapsed at the podium

UPDATED CONTENT 9:00 PM: Dramatic moments at Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton’s State of the State address in St. Paul. The governor collapsed and hit his head during a joint session of the legislature. Dayton had been speaking for more than 40 minutes when he unexpectedly collapsed. He was reportedly about to make an offer of a new public health care…

Health Matters: Heart Disease Prevention

Different choices in your everyday life can lower the risk of heart disease. It could be a silent killer. You may not feel any different or look any different if you’re developing heart disease. That’s why Dr. Sam Kapphahn, a Interventional Cardiologist with Essentia Health, says you can take it upon yourself to see where you’re at. “Eighty percent of…

LIVE: How To Make Healthy Eating Habits Stick

Essentia nutritionist Vanessa Berg shares tips on how to make sure you don't fall off the healthy bandwagon

Dieting is a popular New Year’s resolution, but sticking with a healthier lifestyle isn’t always easy. Adam Ladwig talks with nutritionist Vanessa Berg from Essentia Health about tips to keep up healthy eating habits. Categories: Health Tags: Essentia, health, healthy eating

Health Matters: Hidden Signs of a Heart Attack

When you think of a heart attack, you might only be thinking of a few common symptons

Most know if you’re having a heart attack, you want to get to the hospital right away. But sometimes, people mistake their symptoms for something else. Heart disease can happen to anyone but many times people don’t think it can happen to them. Paying attention to your body could save your life. Heart disease is a result of years of…

BreatheND Urges Lawmakers to Continue Funding

BreatheND is the center of two bills being proposed this session, one would completely defund the program and the other would keep it alive

BreatheND asked state legislators to think twice before voting on a bill that would defund the program. In a press conference at Sanford Health in downtown Fargo, employees and advocates of the program highlighted the strides in reducing tobacco use made by BreatheND since its creation back in 2008. They said between 2013 and 2015 the program cut high school…