NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

North Dakota Confirms Severe Vaping Illness, Investigating 6

Seven deaths have been reported from six states.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health says the state has one confirmed case of severe vaping-related lung illness and six probable cases under investigation. Health officials say the state is working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the agency continues to investigate the vaping illness cases. The CDC says 36 states and 1 U.S. territory…

North Dakota Car Seat Misuse Rates Improve

September 15-21 is National Child Passenger Safety Week.

NORTH DAKOTA–The North Dakota Department of Health reports the misuse of car seats has improved by 14 percent over the past nine years. The rates in 2009 were as high as 86 percent and have fallen to 72 percent in 2018. The NDDoH says while the trend is positive, there is still room for improvement. During the last five years…

Vaping-Related Illness Reported in North Dakota

North Dakota now joins 25 other states who have reported more than 200 potential cases of respiratory illness from e-cigarettes.

NORTH DAKOTA–The North Dakota Department of Health has received the first report of severe respiratory illness related to vaping. North Dakota now joins 25 other states who have reported more than 200 potential cases of severe respiratory illness from e-cigarettes among teenagers and adults. The NDDoH is asking health care providers to watch for cases of severe respiratory illness and…

LIVE: One Last Shot, Kids Without Vaccinations Could Be Kept Out Of School

ND Department Of Health Making Push To Get Your Shots Before School Starts

  This back-to-school season don’t forget to get your kids their shots, or else they might be kept out of class. August is National Immunization Awareness Month. The North Dakota Department of Health is making a push to get students vaccinated before they head back to class. Students need vaccines from Kindergarten all the way into High School. And if…

Fourth Medical Marijuana Dispensary In North Dakota To Open Tuesday

Harvest of Bismarck is located at 1207 Memorial Highway

BISMARCK, N.D. — The fourth medical marijuana dispensary in North Dakota is expected to open Tuesday in Bismarck. Harvest of Bismarck is located at 1207 Memorial Highway. You must have a registry identification card to enter the dispensary. Over 900 cards have been issued to qualifying patients by the North Dakota Department of Health. Dispensaries are already open in Fargo,…

North Dakota’s Stroke System Trying to Increase Survival Rates

It was created in 2009

  FARGO, N.D. — Not everyone who has a stroke will pick up the phone and call 911. “We had 30,000 calls in 2018. Strokes only make up one percent and we know there’s a lot more people having strokes out there. Unfortunately they self-present to the hospitals and then they have family drive them too late.” Lonski says people can…

North Dakota’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Set to Open Friday

Future dispensaries will be opened in Bismarck, Grand Forks and Williston

FARGO, N.D. — Nearly three years after medicinal marijuana was approved by voters, the Botanist in Fargo is set to open its doors tomorrow as the first state–licensed dispensary in North Dakota. In 2016, voters cast their vote to create a medical marijuana program in North Dakota. After three years of legislative adjustments and the state approving licenses, the state’s first…

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…

Fargo City Commission Approves TB Testing Program

The federally funded program is for control of tuberculosis in high risk populations, such as refugees.

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn cast the only no vote Monday night as commissioners approved a contract with the North Dakota Department of Health for targeted testing of tuberculosis infection and treatment. The federally funded program is for control of tuberculosis in high risk populations, such as refugees. Piepkorn remains doubtful about the screening. He cited…

New Epinephrine Training Looks to Benefit Smaller Ambulance Services

Manual injection, as opposed to auto-injection (EpiPens), is cheaper for some departments

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota Department of Health is increasing training for emergency response teams on using injectable epinephrine. The manual shot only costs around $400 per dose, compared to $800 per dose used in the auto–injectable epipens. FM Ambulance has been using needles and syringes to administer doses for the last few years. Some paramedics say this training could be…