therapy

NDSU offers Bison Strides equine therapy

This therapy allows individuals to receive therapy in a fun-filled and a not so typical therapy environment.

FARGO, N.D – (KVRR) – Get your boots and helmet and saddle up for a ride. “We see a lot of benefits for people of abilities who are riding,” North Dakota State Associate Professor Animal Sciences Dr. Erika Berg said. North Dakota State University offers equine activities and assisted therapies in a program called Bison Strides. The three programs within…

“Healing Touch” energy therapy helps Sanford Health patients heal holistically

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A holistic medical approach at Sanford Health is giving patients the option to heal through energy therapy. For some patients at Sanford’s Southpointe Clinic in Fargo, recovery doesn’t begin with machinery or prescriptions. It begins simply with a pair of healing hands. “I started with Healing Touch when I got to the point where I needed…

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota offers members free mental health help

Learn to Live is available for free to members on most BCBSND plans throughout 2020

FARGO, N.D. — The coronavirus pandemic has brought on added stress, depression and anxiety for a lot of people, and North Dakotans are no exception. To make mental health help more accessible, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota is offering free access to its online therapy service for members through the rest of the year. Learn to Live provides…

New Plasma Therapy Could Help Save COVID-19 Patients

The therapy involves taking plasma from those who have already successfully fought off the disease and created antibodies.

FARGO, N.D. – US Blood and Plasma Agencies are getting ready to start trials and testing for a potential new therapy that could help severe COVID-19 patients recover, according to Dr. Paul Carson, a professor of practice at NDSU and the Director of Antimicrobial Practice at Sanford. The therapy involves taking plasma from those who have already successfully fought off…

Lutheran Social Services receives grant to help victims of crime

The non-profit organization received $25,000 from the VOCA grant.

FARGO, N.D. — For those who have suffered as the victim of a crime, trauma doesn’t end when it’s over. There is often a long road to recovery and therapy can be a huge part of that. “Without therapy services, people are dealing with unresolved trauma and it leads to all kinds of lasting effects that affect not just the…

Hoof Beats For Healing Hosts Fundraiser

This is the organization's first time running the fundraiser

FARGO, N.D. — Hoof Beats for healing is a non–profit organization dedicated to getting its patients a different kind of treatment through Equine Assisted Therapy. “The results are just phenomenal, what would take months or years in traditional therapy we are seeing in weeks or months with the horses.” The organization says a part of the miraculous effects of the…

Dakota Boys & Girls Ranch celebrates grand opening of new store

The store has been open since March but due to construction they were unable to hold a celebration it until now.

  FARGO, N.D. — Because of the outpouring support from the customers and donors in the three other stores in the F–M are, the organization decided to open another store. “Humbled. With how much support our stores receive. Whether that’d be donating, whether that’d be purchasing and buying items, whether that’d be volunteering. It is a joy and a great…

Hoeven Announces New Program To Help Veterans

FARGO, N.D. — Veterans from all branches packed into the West Fargo VFW to voice their opinion on healthcare and the Fargo VA while sharing experiences, and there was a lot of expectations from the talks. “As a community veteran, it’s important that we keep on the VA doing, the senators and legislative representative out looking making their following through…

St. Paul Police Required to have Annual Mental Health Checkup

Ellie Family Services counselors will not keep written records of the conversations with the officers.

WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ A new initiative in West St. Paul requires police officers to have an annual mental health wellness checkup. Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association executive director Andy Skoogman says officers’ jobs are demanding, sometimes even traumatic, yet many resist seeking therapy when they need it to avoid appearing weak. Skoogman says that may be changing….

Sanford Stroke Patient in Good Health Works Way Back to Recovery

After a month and a half, stroke survivor Sandy Miller is still looking for answers

FARGO, N.D.– Timing is everything when dealing with a stroke. A Sanford interventional neurologist says 1.9 million brain neurons die each minute during a stroke. “Even before the patient comes in, we are right here and we are ready to take care of the patient right away,” Sanford interventional neurologist Dr. Sachdeva said. Dr. Sachdeva treated Sandy Miller’s stroke at…