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Governor Walz says Covid-19 cases ‘will not get good over the next few weeks’

What makes him feel hopeful and optimistic is he has a plan.

MOORHEAD, Minn.-  Governor Tim Walz hosts a roundtable in Moorhead to talk about the impact of COVID-19 in the area Randi Trowbdridge and her daughter were the first ones in their Barnesville household to get COVID-19. Their symptoms were mild. “Cold, sinus infection type,” Trowbridge said. Five days later, Randi’s husband started developing symptoms. At first, they were mild as…

Ten People Are Being Monitored For The Coronavirus In North Dakota

The ten individuals recently traveled to China.

NORTH DAKOTA – The ten individuals being monitored for Corona virus have recently traveled to China. “We are calling them, testing them, or somehow communicating with these persons and asking you know, symptom history whether or not they have a temperature and how they are dealing in general,” says Brenton Nesemeier, the Field Epidemiologist at the North Dakota Department of…

Tips For Staying Safe in the Heat

People should know the signs of heat illness

FARGO, N.D. — With warm temperatures coming up, people are reminded stay safe when going outside. To avoid suffering from heat illness, people should know the symptoms and be prepared beforehand. Heat exhaustion could be happening if someone feels dizzy and lightheaded and has a rapid pulse and breathing. Signs of heat stroke include your body not sweating, loss of…

Boston University Study: Concussions Don’t Lead to CTE

CTE is a condition that can only be diagnosed upon death

  NATIONAL — A new study is shedding some light on the theory over concussions and a neurodegenerative disease. Researchers at Boston University say they do not believe concussions lead to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. CTE can cause a number of cognitive issues and show dementia and Alzheimer’s-related symptoms. Researchers say CTE is caused by repeated head trauma, regardless…

Doctors Told Her it was Crohn’s Disease; Six Years Later, She Finds Out They Were Wrong

Surgeons found the cause of her pain was two pieces of a Heinz sauce packet in the lining of her intestine

  INTERNATIONAL — Six years ago, a woman from the U.K. went to the doctor for her stomach ache and bloating issues. The British Medical Journal says doctors diagnosed her with Crohn’s disease, an incurable inflammation of the bowels. When the 41-year-old ended up in the hospital again due to her symptoms, doctors performed what is called a “keyhole,” or…

How to Help a Loved One Who is Struggling with Sexual Assault

Victims tell their story when they're ready to. How you can help. KMSP Fox 9 Reporter Iris Perez reports

ST. PAUL, Minn. — With several people in power being accused of sexual assault and harassment, many people are looking to reach out to the victims. They are looking for a way to help. “It reminds all of us of whatever past traumas and experiences we’ve had,” Teri Walker McLaughlin says.  She is the executive director with the Minnesota Coalition…

Health Officials Encourage Flu Shot Vaccinations Now

Flu season runs from October to May

FARGO, ND — State health officials say cases of the flu are already popping up in counties all over North Dakota. Some of the top health officials in the country say this year’s flu season may be one of the toughest yet and that’s why they are encouraging people to get their flu vaccinations. “The flu began about a month…

Medical Drill Teaches the Public to Recognize the Signs of a Stroke

First responders are highlighting the importance of understanding the signs and symptoms of a stroke before the ambulance arrives

CASSELTON, N.D. — The sirens of an ambulance usually mean someone needs help. But they also imply help is on the way. “Getting the public aware of stroke signs and symptoms and to call 911 and the importance of having the paramedics prior to going to the hospital is very important,” said Megan Carlblom, the stroke program manager at Essentia…

Health Matters: Recognizing the Signs of a Stroke

In the United States, strokes are the number one cause of long term disability

HEALTH MATTERS — Every four minutes, somebody in the United States dies from a stroke. Experts say people may not know what it looks like to experience the nation’s fifth highest cause of death. In the United States, strokes are the number one cause of long term disability. There are many people who live a normal life after experiencing a stroke. That’s…

February is American Heart Month & Fargo is Going Red

Local organizations are celebrating Go Red for Women to raise heart disease awareness

February is American Heart Month and heart disease is the number one killer of women causing one in three deaths each year. Go Red for Women is celebrated on the first Friday of February each year and Fargo is one of the many cities that have been holding events throughout the day to bring awareness to heart disease. “Way more…