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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…

Sanford employee gets 25,000 masks donated from Taiwan

Wanting Huang is a medical laboratory scientist at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo and is also a Taiwan native.

FARGO, N.D. — All of those who work in the medical field are doing everything they can to keep people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of those frontline heroes from Sanford took the extra step to make that happen. Wanting Huang is a medical laboratory scientist at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo. She is also a native of Taiwan….

Chad Greenway donates ‘Chad’s Locker’ to Sanford Children’s Hospital

Greenway began giving back just two years after getting drafted, when he realized he could use his platform in the NFL in a positive way.

FARGO, N.D. – Former Vikings Linebacker Chad Greenway is giving back to the kids at Sanford Children’s Hospital through his foundation Lead The Way. Greenway began giving back two years after getting drafted, when he realized he could use his platform in the NFL in a positive way. In 2008, he and his wife Jennifer formed Chad Greenway’s Lead the…

Doctors want more students to get physicals this year despite exemptions

A new check that physicians have added to the physicals this year is for mental health.

FARGO, ND – The North Dakota High School Activities Association is allowing students to use last year’s physicals due to the coronavirus. It’s just one of the reasons parents may be choosing to opt out their students of getting a new physical done ahead of the new school year. Concerns over safety of the clinics may have discouraged some parents…

Profile By Sanford Offers Healthy Food Tips For 4th Of July

Some ideas include having leftover just the way they are, or tossing them into a fresh salad to help cool off after a nice day at the lake.

FARGO, N.D. — Fourth of July meal is normally some potato salad, hot dogs and ice cold pop but health experts say you can always add a little more color to your plate. “I always recommend something fresh, so keep your fresh vegetables or vegetable trays around, bring some fresh fruit or some fresh fruit trays around.” She says just…

11-year-old Buffalo Boy Killed In Polaris Ranger Crash Identified

The crash happened around 3 Sunday afternoon just east of Buffalo, North Dakota.

BUFFALO, N.D. — An 11-year-old boy is dead and a 14-year-old girl is at Sanford in Fargo after rolling their Polaris Ranger. The crash happened around 3 Sunday afternoon just east of Buffalo, North Dakota. North Dakota Highway Patrol says Owen Steckler turned and lost control going into a ditch. He was thrown and died at the scene. Owen was…

LIVE: Get Active During COVID-19 To Reduce Mortality Risk

How Much 30 Minutes Of Activity Can Lower Your Risk Of Death

  If you’re looking for motivation to get off the couch and get active during COVID-19, here’s some. It could save your life. Sanford nurse practioner Morgan Rinke tells KVRR that replacing 30 minutes of couch time with physical activity can make a big difference in your overall health. She cites a study that says 30 extra minutes of light…

How protests may impact spread of COVID-19 across Red River Valley

North Dakota Joint Information Center says state lab is prepared for potential surge of cases

FARGO, N.D. — With thousands of people taking to the streets during protests in Fargo and Grand Forks over the past couple of weeks, there is a chance the coronavirus will spread at a higher rate. “When people are protesting, typically there is some chanting, some shouting that leads to more viruses being shared from your oral cavity, nose,” says…

Abate of ND And Fargo Harley Owner Group Come Together To Celebrate Healthcare Workers

More than 50 bikes paraded through the Sanford Medial Center, Broadway Hospital, Essentia Health and the VA Hospital

FARGO, N.D. — Many across the country are showing their appreciation for healthcare workers. This afternoon, it was some local bikers’ turn to say thank you. “Just a simple appreciation for everybody and anybody healthcare and we all probably have a friend or relative that works in healthcare and knows everything they’re having to go through especially now, with all…

Coronavirus hospitalizations in Fargo stay steady

This is due to health officials saying coronavirus hospitalizations have remained consistent.

FARGO, N.D. Sanford and Essentia Health have seen a steady number of hospitalized patients even though cases continue to increase in Cass County. ‘We’re caring for 42 patients at our hospital who have tested positive for COVID-19. That remains a very similar number that we’ve had over the last two weeks,”says Medical Officer at Sanford, Dr. Doug Griffin. “We’ve been…