screening

The Village Provides A Free Walk-In For Those Struggling During COVID-19

The service is available every Wednesday now through December 9th.

MOORHEAD, Minn.- The session is available in person or through zoom. People may receive a mental health screening, referrals to services and other supports. Those who do the in-person sessions will have to wait in their vehicle until they are called in. For staff at The Village, it was important to be able to provide access to those struggling without…

Catalyst Medical Center Offers Free Skin Cancer Screenings

They say they've had many success stories from early detection

FARGO, N.D. — Staff with Catalyst Medical Center in spent the evening offering free skin cancer screenings. The center recommends that people bring their whole family to get checked. They’ve been offering free screenings twice a year for three years, and say they’ve had many success stories from people getting detected early. If they do find any suspicious areas on your…

Two Minutes Could Save Your Life: Lung Association Urges People to Get Screened

They say 25,000 lives can be saved if people at risk get screened

Something that could end up saving your life only takes a couple of minutes and you can do it right at home. It’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and a two–minute quiz can see if you should be screened for lung cancer. The Lung Association says eight million Americans are at risk, and exposure to things like smoke and radon are…

New TSA Proposal Could Do Away With Security at Smaller Airports

Hector International Airport would not be affected

A new TSA proposal could do away with security at some airports. The plan would only affect about 150 small-to medium-sized airports across the country, not including Hector International Airport. “I think it’s a mistake. I think there has to be a continued surveillance, not because the danger is always there, but because people make mistakes,” Michael Yellowbird, a frequent flyer,…

Fargo Film Festival Kicks Off

The festival runs through Saturday and features films from around the world

  FARGO, N.D. — If you love discovering new films and up–and–coming movie makers, then you’ll want to be at the Fargo Theatre this week. The Fargo Film Festival started Tuesday and runs through Saturday. “The goal is if you love movies to give you something that will make you excited this week. I’m so proud of the work these volunteers…

At Home Colon Cancer Screening Test Many Don’t Know Exist

Colon cancer can be detected early but many are reluctant to get tested because of the colonoscopy, but this gives people a second option

FARGO, N.D. — March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Many people aren’t aware about an alternative screening test you can do in the comfort of your own home. “Any Lab Test Now” offers the screening in Fargo that you can pick up without going to the doctor first. Colon cancer can be detected early but many are reluctant to get…

New TSA Screening Procedures Take Effect

Impacts Electronics And Bags Containing Liquids, Gels and Aerosols

FARGO, ND — The TSA has fully implemented new and stronger carry-on baggage security screening procedures at Hector International Airport in Fargo. Training began in late November and the rules went into effect Thursday. Travelers must place all electronics larger than a cell phone in bins for x-ray screening. Passengers should continue to remove their one-quart bag containing liquids, gels…

Governor Dayton Declared Cancer Free

Dayton said a screening last December saved his life

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Governor Mark Dayton says he is cancer free and he has proclaimed this as “Cancer Screen Week” in Minnesota. He encourages all Minnesotans to talk to their health care providers about cancer risk factors and recommended screening options. Dayton said a screening last December saved his life. The Democrat announced earlier this year that he…

Health Matters: Getting Screened for Colon Cancer

Physicians say the second most deadly cancer, colon cancer, is preventable

HEALTH MATTERS — Doctors are urging people to get checked for colon cancer during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. But what can you expect to go through when getting screened for the second most deadly cancer among US men and women? Catching a pre-cancerous growth in your colon at age 50 can add up to 30 years to your life. The…

Health Officials Urge Women to Get Screened for Cervical Cancer

A local nurse practitioner recommends women start getting pap smears at 21 years old

January is Cervical Cancer awareness month. Cass County health officials say getting screened and vaccinated are the best ways to prevent cervical cancer. Fargo Cass Public Health says each year, 12,000 women in the U.S. get cervical cancer, and 4,000 of them die. They say 93% of those cases were preventable by screenings and HPV vaccinations. Audrey Eckes, a nurse…