A Reminder To Test For Radon

During National Radon Action Month in January, the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) reminds residents that January and other cooler weather months are a great time to test their home for radon, a leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. “Radon is a cancer-causing, naturally-occurring radioactive gas that you can’t see, smell or taste,…
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This Week Highlights The Importance Of Flu Vaccination

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) reminds everyone of the importance of receiving the flu vaccine as part of National Influenza Vaccination Week, observed Dec. 4-10.  “Everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated, regardless of age or health status,” said Lexie Barber, immunization surveillance coordinator with the NDDoH. Despite FluMist® not being recommended…
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Breastfeeding Support In The Workplace

In 2010, an amendment was made to the Fair Labor Standards Act requiring employers to support their breastfeeding employees. The amendment mandates that employers provide reasonable break time for milk expression and provide a place, other than a restroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion, which can be used by mothers to…
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Talk To Your Provider About Breast Cancer Risk

In observation of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) encourages women to start the conversation about breast cancer risk with their healthcare provider. About one in eight North Dakotan women will get breast cancer during their life. Breast cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer deaths for women in…
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Everyone Encouraged To Get Flu Shot

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) reminds North Dakotans that everyone six months and older should get vaccinated against influenza. According to Lexie Barber, Epidemiologist with the NDDoH, “Getting the flu vaccine is the easiest way to protect yourself, as well as your friends and family, from the flu.”   Anyone can get the flu,…
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