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Sanford Health releases most popular baby names for 2021

Amelia and Oliver take the top spots for most popular names this past year

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Sanford Health helped welcome many new babies into the world this year. Now they have put out a list of the top names born in their hospitals. For the second year in a row, Amelia topped the list as the most popular name for girls born in 2021. For boys, Oliver is the most popular which…

Newborns at Sanford Health put in stockings with care

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – It’s a cute tradition for the holiday season: babies in stockings at Sanford Health’s Family Birthing Center. They weren’t hung above the chimney, but they were put in there with care. Natalie, Ziona and Rivyn were put in the stockings. They were born between Sunday and Wednesday morning. Sanford staff say they have fun being creative…

What are symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning?

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning can be similar to the flu. They include a headache, weakness, dizziness and shortness of breath. Sanford Health officials say if multiple people in a household are complaining of those issues, it’s important to see a doctor as soon as possible. They add doctors have caught carbon monoxide poisoning in people…

Sanford Health Veterans Square Clinic is new home for pediatric specialty care in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Sanford Health completes an expansion to the Veterans Square Clinic on 40th Street and Veterans Boulevard to become the new home for pediatric specialty care. Thirty new exam rooms and two consult rooms have been added costing $3.6 million. The expansion was made two years after the clinic opened. There will be primary and specialty care…

How to avoid health risks over the holidays

Majority of heart attacks happen in our country on Christmas and New Year's Day than any other time of the year.

(KVRR) – The holidays typically brings together family, food and good times, but health experts warn this is also a potentially dangerous. The American Heart Association and scientific research suggests a majority of heart attacks happen in our country on Christmas and New Year’s Day than any other time of the year. People have a tendency to break their normal…

Tips to carve your Thanksgiving turkey safely

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – When cutting into your Thanksgiving turkey, make sure you’re being safe, avoiding distractions and alcohol. Those are some of the tips from medical experts. They also recommend getting a good grip on a sharp knife and making sure your hands and the bird are dry. You can also wear gloves, use a meat fork and make…

Sanford Health touts bone marrow transplant from same patient

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Sanford Health accomplishes a major milestone. The Fargo Bone Marrow Transplant program completes its first bone marrow transplant from the same patient at Roger Maris Cancer Center. A bone marrow transplant takes stem cells out of the body, freezes them, stores them in a lab and puts the healthy cells back in the body after chemotherapy….

Dorgan slams Sanford for $49 million retirement payment

A $49 million retirement payment for former Sanford Health CEO? I thought Sanford Health was a non-profit organization! Who will pay for that? I think we know that answer! — Byron L. Dorgan (@ByronDorgan) November 16, 2021 FARGO (KVRR) – Former U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan used Twitter to attack Sanford Health for providing a $49 million payout to former CEO…

Krabbenhoft Paid $49 Million When He Departed Sanford Health

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KVRR) —  The former CEO of Sioux Falls-based Sanford Health was paid $49 million when he stepped down in late 2020. Kelby Krabbenhoft had lead the company since 1996, turning it into a regional health care giant. He left after writing an email to Sanford employees making controversial statements about COVID-19 and mask use. Sanford Health in…

Sanford Health to host children COVID & flu vaccine clinic

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Sanford Health helps people prepare for flu season with vaccine clinics. Saturday from 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 PM the Sanford Southpointe Clinic on 32nd Avenue South is inviting anyone age five and older to get a flu shot and COVID-19 vaccine. Patients are required to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines. The nasal mist flu…