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Surviving a Stroke: Time Is of the Essence

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the CDC

DILWORTH, Minn. — In just a matter of moments, an ordinary summer day for John Schmitt of Dilworth turned into a nightmare. “I couldn’t talk, I couldn’t move my arms — or my right arm, I couldn’t move that,” he said, describing what his family told him about the incident. He and his neighbor Dick Schroeder were chopping and stacking…

Healthcare workers may be among first to get coronavirus vaccine

Sanford says they've begun initial planning of what a mass vaccine roll out in North Dakota might look like.

FARGO, ND – New vaccines for COVID-19 are being acquired by the U.S. Government for wide spread distribution, just as soon as they can finish Phase 3 trials. The government is planning to distribute 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer some time in late 2020. The vaccine must pass Phase 3 trials. According to Sanford, those trials…

You can still help Children’s Miracle Network even though Miracle Treat Day is cancelled

MOORHEAD, MN – The Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day that happens every year has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus, but there are still other ways to help out this year at Dairy Queen. At participating Dairy Queens, you can purchase Miracle Baloon coupons for $1 and get $2 back in coupons. You can also participate in the Round Up…

Sen. Klobuchar & health experts address decline in immunizations & possible dangers

A CDC report showed a "notable decrease" for childhood vaccinations in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic.

MINNESOTA – There are many things that have taken a backseat since the pandemic started. One of those is some parents not keeping up to date with their children’s vaccines. “During those heavy months of pandemic time, the end of March, April and May, we had a significant decrease in the number of kids that were coming in for well…

Sanford Health Says Uptick in COVID-19 Cases Is Expected As Restrictions Ease

He is expecting these upticks to last through the summer.

FARGO, N.D. – An infectious disease expert at Sanford says as things start to reopen and people start going out more, the number of cases will slightly rise, but it’s not something that should be concerning. They say it’s still important for people to wear masks and social distance. He does not think this is a second wave of COVID-19….

Panda Express Donates over 16,000 KN95 Masks To Sanford Health

The company is among many across the country that has decided to step-up and do their part to give back to the community.

FARGO, N.D.- Healthcare workers across the country continue to work around the clock to care for COVID-19 patients. The co-founders of Panda Express wanted to provide them with essential medical supplies, so they decided to start a COVID-19 relief to help supply healthcare workers with personal protective equipment. “Thanks to the donations that we have been receiving from guests as…

Health Experts Say Risk For Catching COVID-19 in Public Pools Is Low

With pools reopening in Fargo and West Fargo, many are concerned it would only further spread COVID-19.

FARGO & WEST FARGO, N.D. – With pools reopening in Fargo and West Fargo, many are concerned it would only further spread COVID-19. We spoke to an infectious diseases expert who says if a pool is properly kept, the chlorine should be able to kill the virus, so the risk is low. He also says as long as as you…

Minot Air Force Base shows support for healthcare workers with Air Force Salute

FARGO, N.D. — Minot Air Force Base is showing its support for healthcare workers the best way its pilots know how. As people gathered to watch, a B-52 flew over Sanford Medical Center in honor of staff members. The flyover, known as an Air Force Salute, is a gesture of gratitude for those helping in the fight against COVID-19. Although…

FBI Investigates Death of Young Girl on Spirit Lake Reservation

A 5-year-old girl was found dead and her 7-year-old brother was injured

SPIRIT LAKE RESERVATION, N.D. — The FBI is investigating the death of a young girl on the Spirit Lake Reservation. The incident happened on May 6th. Authorities say a five-year-old girl was found dead and her seven-year-old brother was injured. He is stable condition in the ICU of Sanford Health in Fargo. FBI agents are working with the BIA and…

Sanford Health Plan Offers Ways To Manage Health Insurance After Job Loss Or Transition

They say during these difficult times it is especially important to know what are your options.

FARGO, N.D.- The first thing they want you to look at is if there are any options to continue the insurance with your past employer. Another possibility is seeing if COBRA coverage is an option. That is something the government requires employers to offer after someone’s laid off or terminated from the job. “The Pros of that are that a…