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Sanford Health brightens kids day with dog parade

The parade was a part of the hospital's pet therapy program

FARGO, N.D. — The pet therapy program at Sanford Health has always been a hit. Dogs get the opportunity to visit the hospitals to bring some positive energy for both children and staff. As Sanford continues to limit the number of those who can enter their buildings, however, there hasn’t been any recent visits from the animals. “We greatly value…

Essentia Health offers in-home testing, Mayor Mahoney pleased with social distancing improving

Mayor Mahoney discussed one of the main issues he sees in the city.

FARGO, N.D.- Essential Health started offering in-home testing for the coronavirus on Friday. “While this is an important milestone, the testing materials are still in limited supply, so we’re utilizing these guidelines to meet the needs of our most ill and high-risk patients,” says Chief Medical Officer at Essentia Health, Dr. Richard Vetter. The amount of time to get results…

Cass County Sees Single Largest Day Of Coronavirus Cases Tuesday With 8

The highest exposure category is community spread.

CASS COUNTY – The highest category in the state of infection rate is 30-39 year olds. The highest exposure category is community spread. Sanford Health says they have four in patients positive for COVID-19. Eight Sanford employees have also tested positive. The hospital says they have also seen an increase of testing at their drive thru location. “We averaged about…

LIVE: City of Fargo Hosting COVID-19 Public Briefing at 11 a.m.

FARGO, N.D.–The City of Fargo along with other metro governments is hosting a COVID-19 public briefing at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. Public health experts along with Sanford Health and Essential Health will be involved in the briefing. Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney, West Fargo Commission President Bernie Dardis and Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd will speak at the briefing in addition…

Sanford Health Hosts Facebook Live Q & A For Coronavirus

Sanford Says This Is Not The Last Time They Be Hosting A Q And A Forum With The Public.

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford Health hosted a live Q and A segment to take questions from concerned community members through Facebook. People on Facebook sent in questions to Sanford’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Alison Suttle in a live 30 minute live stream. Questions ranged from how to prevent spreading the illness, what are the signs to look for and how…

Experts Say Social Distancing Further Prevents Spread of COVID-19

Health experts say keeping a distance of six feet can also prevent you from coming in contact with the virus

FARGO, N.D.- Sanford says one effective way to avoid the spread is by avoiding large gatherings like sporting events and concerts. Health experts say keeping a distance of six feet can also prevent you from coming in contact with the virus. They also recommend washing your hands for 20 seconds and using a song lyric as a way to remember…

Sanford Health Announces New Visitor Policy in Response to COVID-19

The new policy will take effect on March 13.

FARGO, N.D.–Sanford Health has announced a new visitor policy aimed at protecting the health and safety of its patients and staff. The new policy is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will take effect on March 13. According to the policy, patients will be allowed one visitor at a time and visitors are restricted to immediate family only. Visitors…

It’s National Eating Disorder Week And Health Experts Want To Raise Awareness

They say the disease sometimes tends to go unnoticed.

FARGO, N.D.- There are a variety of eating disorders, but the primary disorders health experts see are: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge eating disorder. “With Anorexia Nervosa we see that very restrictive, rigid eating patterns often lead to that low weight. With Bulimia Nervosa we see that there are binge like episodes, so eating extreme amounts in one sitting…

Sanford Health Temporarily Isolates Patient On Novel Coronavirus Fears

the man came in with symptoms consistent with influenza and other respiratory viruses

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford Health isolates a patient for possible novel coronavirus testing since the man recently traveled. Hospital officials say the man came in with symptoms consistent with influenza and other respiratory viruses. After consulting with the state of North Dakota, it was determined the man did not meet current CDC guidelines for further novel coronavirus testing. Sanford is…

Influenza, RSV of Greater Immediate Concern to Region Than Coronavirus

Officials at Sanford say there are health concerns that are a more immediate threat already active in our region.

With fears of a pandemic on the horizon due to the Wuhan Coronavirus that originated in China, Officials at Sanford say there are health concerns that are a more immediate threat already active in our region. Influenza and RSV, the respiratory syncytial virus, are two viruses that pose the highest risks to people of all ages in our region. In…