health

Beating The Odds, community gathers to help pay little girl’s medical bills

FARGO N.D – At the Avalon Center in Fargo people gathered here for Finley’s Fight Fundraiser to help support the one–year–old who suffered a non–accidental traumatic brain injury leaving her with a fractured skull at daycare. The event is not able to mourn an injury but celebrating a turnaround. “She was in the ICU fighting her life for many, many…

Fargo girl with half a heart to be honored at walk

Fargo family is raising aware about heart defect

FARGO N.D – Being only 5 years old and having a heart defect takes a lot of courage. For 5–year–old Willow. She’s a fun-loving kid. Willow is a diehard prankster she loves making people laugh and joking and she loves her tire swing, but her story is a little different then what most kids go through. “So Willow was born with…

Sanford Health Hosting Sports Physical Blitz for the Next Two Weeks

More than 30 million student athletes need medical clearance to play sports every year

FARGO, N.D.– Sanford Health is hosting Sports Physical Blitz walk–in’s to young athletes before school starts. More than 30 million student athletes need medical clearance to play sports every year. “It’s really important for all athletes to get physicals, so that we know that they are healthy and can participate in all sports,” says Nurse Practitioner, Autumn Nelson. Physicals give…

Sanford Health Celebrates New Veterans Square Clinic

Lab and X-rays can be done on the same day

FARGO, N.D. –Sanford Health is celebrating the opening of the new Veterans Square Clinic. The clinic is on the corner of 40th Street and Veterans Boulevard in Fargo. It offers primary care services, along with pediatrics, women’s health, and pregnancy care. You can get lab and X–rays done on the same day there. Those at Sanford say this clinic is…

How Your DNA Could Change the Future of Health

The National Institute of Health's All of Us research program hopes to get 1 million volunteers over 10 years of touring

FARGO, N.D.– A National Institute is collecting volunteers’ DNA and lifestyle information. The National Institute of Health’s All of Us research program hopes to get 1 million volunteers over 10 years of touring. The group has been taking volunteers since last May, and already has more than 200,000 . “I came mostly for the research part, to help,” said volunteer Russel Emerson. “Yes…

Number of Students Vaccinated in North Dakota Nears 95%

The efforts from the North Dakota Department of Health contribute to the rise

FARGO, N.D. — With measles outbreaks in Washington and New York, health officials are making sure more kids get vaccinated. In order to prevent an outbreak from happening in their state, the North Dakota Department of Health is making sure schools help parents understand the importance of getting immunizations. “Most parents thankfully don’t take that option of philosophically objecting to getting…

Emergency Responders Approach Subzero Temperatures Differently

Some groups go out on scene, while others handle situations remotely

FARGO, N.D. — Whenever they go out on a call, paramedics with F–M Ambulance make sure that their paramedics and those they are helping are covered up from the cold. However, the extra time devoted to safety, along with the colder temperatures, are slowing down some response times. “Since it is so cold, it takes a bit longer to do calls…

Sanford Opens New Center For Digestive Health

The center meets the increased demand for procedures like colonoscopies

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford Health opens its new Center for Digestive Health to treat patients with gastrointestinal issues. The center, which is in the former Sanford Same Day Surgery building, celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting. It will meet the increased demand for procedures like colonoscopies. “Colonoscopy screening is one of the big things that we celebrate coming up here in…

New Year, New You: Gyms, Fitness Studios Expect to See More Memberships as People Make Resolutions for Health

The YMCA is expected to get between 500-1,000 at both locations

FARGO, N.D. — Gyms and fitness studios across the metro are getting ready to see an uptick in memberships as people start making their New Year’s resolution to get in better shape. KVRR’s Danielle Church tells us how you can ensure that resolution is completed by 2020. Within the next month these machines can expect to get a work out from…