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NDDoH recommends all North Dakotans get vaccinated against the flu

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 08:00 am

Categories: all, Healthy Living, Immunization, Infectious Disease

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is reminding all North Dakotans to get vaccinated against influenza. In an event held at the State Capitol, Governor Doug Burgum highlighted the importance of vaccination, stating, “Getting the flu vaccine is the easiest way to protect yourself, as well as your friends and family, from the flu.”


Preventing falls starts with you

Friday, September 20, 2019 at 08:00 am

Categories: all, Healthy Living, Injury and Violence Prevention

In North Dakota, falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths for people 60 years and older. In 2018, 80 seniors living in North Dakota died from a fall.


North Dakota car seat misuse rates improve

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 08:00 am

Categories: all, Injury and Violence Prevention

Over the past nine years, the misuse of car seats has improved by 14% in North Dakota. The rates, which were as high as 86% in 2009, have fallen to 72% in 2018. While the trend is positive, there is still room for improvement.  During the last five years in North Dakota, 8 children died and 1,037 children age 12 and younger were injured due to motor vehicle crashes.


North Dakota Department of Health announces Minot and Jamestown dispensary opening dates

Monday, September 16, 2019 at 08:00 am

Categories: all, Medical Marijuana

On September 19, the sixth medical marijuana dispensary in North Dakota is expected to open in Minot. The Herbology dispensary in Minot is located at 2301 16th Street Southwest. On September 24, the Herbology dispensary in Jamestown is expected to open. The Jamestown facility is located at 1513 Business Loop East.


North Dakota Department of Health announces Devils Lake dispensary opening date

Friday, September 13, 2019 at 08:00 am

Categories: all, Medical Marijuana

On September 17, the fifth medical marijuana dispensary in North Dakota is expected to open in Devils Lake. The Herbology dispensary in Devils Lake is located at 310 Highway 2 East.


Vaping-related illness reported in North Dakota

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 08:00 am

Categories: all, Healthy Living, Vaping-related Illness

North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) received the first report of severe respiratory illness with a history of vaping or electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) use. North Dakota now joins 25 other states who have reported more than 200 potential cases of severe respiratory illness from e-cigarettes among teenagers and adults.


NDDoH is seeking information on exposure to puppy with rabies

Friday, August 30, 2019 at 08:00 am

Categories: all, Healthy Living, Immunization, Infectious Disease

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is working with the South Dakota Department of Health in seeking individuals possibly exposed to a rabid puppy or the puppy’s littermates.


Slow down: back to school means sharing the road

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 08:00 am

Categories: all, Injury and Violence Prevention

As children are heading back to school, the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is reminding North Dakotans to pay attention to pedestrians. Drivers should diligently watch for children who may dart out between cars or cross the street without looking.


HPV immunization rates increase in North Dakota

Friday, August 23, 2019 at 08:00 am

Categories: all, Healthy Living, Immunization

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) and the American Cancer Society North Region are pleased to report that the percent of teens in North Dakota receiving the first dose of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has increased from 72.5% in 2017 to 76.7% in 2018 according to information released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Simple precautions can prevent tularemia

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 08:00 am

Categories: all, Healthy Living, Infectious Disease

A rabbit found in Sheridan County tested positive for Francisella tularensis, the
bacteria that causes the zoonotic disease, tularemia. The disease can be transmitted through direct
contact with blood or tissue of infected animals, inhalation of contaminated dust or aerosols, ingestion
of contaminated food or water, and through the bites of infected ticks and deer flies. Humans and
domestic animals are susceptible to tularemia, which can be life-threatening if untreated.