Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 08:00 amCategories: General, Healthy Living
October is breast cancer awareness month. About one in eight North Dakota women will get breast cancer during their lifetime. For those who are diagnosed, early detection greatly increases the chances of survival.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 08:00 amCategories: 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.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 08:00 amCategories: 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.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 08:00 amCategories: 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.”
Friday, September 20, 2019 at 08:00 amCategories: 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.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 08:00 amCategories: 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.
Monday, September 16, 2019 at 08:00 amCategories: 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.
Friday, September 13, 2019 at 08:00 amCategories: 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.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 08:00 amCategories: 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.
Friday, August 30, 2019 at 08:00 amCategories: 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.