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…

Sanford Holds Conference to Train Primary Care Providers in Mental Health

One in ten young people struggle with mental health concerns

FARGO, N.D. — Childhood psychiatrists say there aren’t enough of them to keep up with demand, so Sanford put on a conference to train primary care doctors about mental health. Pediatric primary providers learned about diagnosing and treating childhood mental health issues. One in ten young people struggle with mental health concerns. Experts say treatment usually involves a combination of therapy…

Knocking Out Parkinson’s: Boxing Class Celebrates One Year Anniversary

The class is hosted by TNT Fitness two times a week

FARGO, N.D. — After Mary Louise Murphy was diagnosed with Parkinson’s a year ago, one of the last places she’d expect to end up was in a boxing class. But flash forward a year, and you’ll find Mary Louise and her classmates thriving on the bags, throwing haymakers, and building strong bonds with her fellow boxers. “I know on Tuesdays and…

Mental Health Professionals Talk Children’s Mental Well-Being

A significant change in behavior could hint at a bigger problem

FARGO, N.D. — Flag Family Media, Prairie St. John’s, and Scheels put on a town hall with mental health professionals to talk about the mental well–being of children. One panelist describes our society as an “anxious age” with so much going on around us. One of the big points of discussion was the impact of social media on children. Mental health…