TREATMENT

Friends And Family Host Meat Raffle Fundraiser For Woman Battling Breast Cancer

The group is also hosting a benefit for Johnson on January 23th at El Zagal in North Fargo.

FARGO, N.D. — A group of family and friends come together to help fundraiser for a Fargo woman battling breast cancer. Dozens packed Speck’s Bar for a meat raffle with all proceeds going towards the medical bills for Michelle Erfle-Johnson. Johnson was diagnosed with stage 3-4 Aggressive Breast Cancer. She has gone through surgery and radiation treatment. Friends of Johnson…

Vitalant Launching New Program To Treat COVID-19 Patients Using Plasma

Although trials for a vaccine are underway, it is expected to be many months before one is approved.

FARGO, N.D. –Vitalant is launching a new program to treat COVID-19 patients. The program uses the blood plasma donated by people who have recovered from the disease. It’s called “convalescent plasma”, it provides antibodies that can give patients an extra boost in fighting the virus. It is currently the only antibody treatment available to COVID-19 patients Currently, there are no…

Sanford Health Treats First Coronavirus Patient with Plasma

Sanford’s first patient receiving the therapy is in Fargo, North Dakota.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP)–Sanford Health says a critically ill patient has received a transfusion of plasma from a recovered coronavirus patient, the first use of the therapy by the health care provider. Sanford’s treatment is part of a national clinical trial to test the effect of blood plasma in treating COVID-19. The use of plasma is for hospitalized patients with…

Kirsten Baesler Charged With Misdemeanor DUI

North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Plans To Plead Guilty, Seek Treatment

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler has officially been charged with misdemeanor DUI. Her initial appearance is set for March 25. Last month, Baesler was stopped for driving erratically on I-94. She refused a blood or breath test and was arrested. She has said she plans to plead guilty in addition to seeking treatment. Baesler…

Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center Unveils New Infusion Center

The new space has ten more rooms

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center unveiled a new infusion center where patients will get treatment. The space is in the former emergency department at the Sanford Broadway location. The new space has 40 infusion rooms, up from 30 in the old center. Sanford staff says the relocation is part of an overall expansion of the cancer center to…

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…

Veterans Learn About Breast Cancer Treatments Offered at Fargo VA

The event was held in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month

FARGO, N.D. — Veterans heard about breast cancer and various treatment options available to them at the Fargo VA. Doctors from the VA talked about the importance of getting mammograms and the power of stress relief exercises like yoga and meditation. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, doctors at the VA say it’s critical that veterans make their health a…

Moorhead Medical Cannabis Patients Share Treatment Stories

Patients can obtain medical cannabis by falling under an eligible condition

MOORHEAD–Moorhead medical cannabis patients are sharing their treatment stories. Minnesota Medical Solutions Patient Care Center in Moorhead is currently treating 400 patients to medical cannabis. Patients can obtain medical cannabis by falling under an eligible condition. Two of the most common conditions include PTSD and chronic pain. Medical cannabis is not covered by insurance and patients spend between $100 and…

Grand Forks Community Rallies Behind Young Girl With Rare Form of Cancer Fighting for her Life

Her family hopes to raise enough money to make her home handicap-accessible

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Emma Basting is only 2 years old, but last December, she was diagnosed with a form of cancer that many doctors hadn’t even heard of. ” very, very rare. I can’t remember the exact percentage, but it’s way below 1 percent,” John Basting, Emma’s uncle, said. Hundreds of people in Grand Forks came to a benefit to…

Aspen Dental Gives Veterans Free Dental Care

Their Day of Service is Part of their Healthy Mouth Movement

FARGO, N.D. — Nearly 500 Aspen Dental locations across the country, including the one in Fargo, gave veterans free dental exams and treatment. This is the fifth year Aspen Dental has held the Day of Service as part of their Healthy Mouth Movement. Many veterans struggle to get dental care when they need it. The Aspen Dental team says this is…