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Vital Records walk-in closed October 10-11 for construction

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 08:00 am

Categories: all, General

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) Division of Vital Records will begin a construction project on October 10, 2019 that will increase the size of the counter service area and add an automatic door to the main entrance.   The construction project will require the division to suspend client walk-in service for October 10 and 11, reopening the client counter on Monday, October 14 at 7:30 a.m.  Online and regular mail requests will still be accepted during this time.


No shots? No record? No school.

Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 08:00 am

Categories: all, Healthy Living, Immunization, Infectious Disease

October 1 will be here before you know it and the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is reminding parents to make sure their children are up-to-date on immunizations.


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.