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Essentia Health Gives Firsthand Look at New Cardiac and Intermediate Care Unit

The new unit doesn't just look and feel brand new but the extra bed space and the upgraded technology helps better serve their patients

FARGO, N.D. — Essentia Staff are getting their first look at the new Cardiac and Intermediate Care Unit within the hospital on 32nd Avenue in Fargo. “People come to Fargo. It’s a destination to come here for this hospital and we want to always provide the best for them,” said Cindy Jorud, the Director of the ICU Cardiac and Immediate…

Sanford Health Helping Survivors of Stroke Move Forward

This is the second year Sanford put on the retreat

WEST FARGO, N.D. — For the second year in a row, Sanford Health is reminding stroke survivors it’s possible to recover and move on with their lives. Survivors and their caretakers were all invited to a retreat in West Fargo. Health care experts taught them about different lifestyle tips, rehabilitation and therapy techniques and what their caregivers can do to better…

Essentia Health Masks the Fear of Getting a Flu Shot with Halloween Activities

The "Spooktacular" looks to get more kids vaccinated to prevent high numbers of flu cases

FARGO, N.D. — Essentia Health is used to treating kids who are battling the flu, but last winter proved to be tougher than others. “Last year was a terrible flu season, there were lots of hospitalized kids and pediatric deaths, and so we really want to prevent that this year,” said Kristin Luttio, the Operation Managers at the Pediatric Clinic for…

Fargo Cass Public Health Offers Free Naloxone Training

Everyone at the training got an emergency response kit with nasal spray

          FARGO, N.D. — You don’t have to be part of the fire department or ambulance to help if you see someone overdose. Fargo Cass Public Health offered a free naloxone training to the public. The class was completely full and even had a waiting list. Some people came because it relates to their work, but others…

LIVE: Pros And Cons Of Keto

Sanford Nutrition Expert Weighs In On Fad Diet

  Linda Bartholomay, Director of Nutritional Services at Sanford, joins Adam to talk about a diet that’s growing in popularity. The ketogenic, or keto, diet is an incredibly low-carb diet designed to force your body into ketosis, where you burn fat instead of carbs for energy. The diet limits you to about 20 grams of carbohydrates for an entire day….

One of the Biggest Senate Races is in North Dakota: Hear From the Candidates About Major Topics

But for the first time the Democrat and Republican are running against each other, in what some are saying is one of the most important Senate races in decades

One of the biggest Senate races happening around the country is right here in North Dakota. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen sat down with Heidi Heitkamp and Kevin Cramer for one–on–one interviews to discuss some of the major topics and get answers to some controversial questions. Six years ago Senator Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer were elected into office on the…

ND Medical Personnel to Assist with Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

Two teams of 28 people will make the trip to Raleigh on Wednesday

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo is 1,500 miles away from the flooding and devastation brought on by Hurricane Florence, but that distance won’t dampen the spirits of volunteers eager to make a difference by helping the victims in North Carolina. “People are losing their homes, people are losing everything they care about, everything they take for granted, and if I could do…

Women’s Health Conference Helping Community Members Manage Stress

Pillars of health include exercise, nutrition, mental health and spirituality

FARGO, N.D. — Women take a break from their normal routines to focus on putting stress aside and have a better well-being at a Women’s Health Conference. When someone feels stressed, their bodies act as if they are getting ready for war. “Just think back to when we were cave people. There’s a lion outside the cave. Your body thinks it’s…

LIVE: Sleep Tips For Students

Sanford Pediatric Sleep Specialist Tells Us How To Balance Sleep And Studies

  Dr. Setty Arveity, a Pediatric Sleep Specialist at Sanford, tells us how to make sure our teens and college students get enough sleep now that school has started. Dr. Setty says most students don’t have trouble adjusting to earlier schedules during the school year, but if there is a problem, he offers some tips. The first method is widely…

Department of Public Instruction Travels State Wide to Hear about School Safety Concerns

Behavioral health has been noted from the youngest students to the oldest in North Dakota.

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota’s Superintendent of Public Instruction and other state officials are traveling from city to city to hear the public’s school safety concerns. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us about the forum held at Fargo South where parents, teachers, legislators and event students voiced their opinions. The state wants to know what your biggest concerns are about school…