Zika Virus Travel Alerts

Zika virus has recently been transmitted in numerous areas of the Americas and the Caribbean, many of which are popular winter vacation and wedding destinations for North Dakotans. Zika virus has presented particular concern for women who are or plan to become pregnant and their babies, but the virus has the potential to make others…
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Health Department Urges Parents To Vaccinate Their Children Against HPV

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) reminds the public that everyone, girls and boys, between the ages of 11 and 26 should receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for the prevention of cervical and other cancers during National Cervical Health Awareness Month in January. According to Molly Howell, Immunization Program Manager with the NDDoH,…
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Planning For Pregnancy Can Reduce The Risk Of Birth Defects

As part of National Birth Defects Prevention Month, the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) Family Planning Program encourages women who may become pregnant and men who may become fathers to adopt healthy practices now to decrease the risk that a child will be born with birth defects. Planning for pregnancy is one of the…
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Residents Reminded To Test For Radon

During National Radon Action Month, 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, and it…
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The Importance Of Flu Vaccination

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) reminds everyone of the importance of receiving the flu vaccine. “Despite some initial delays, there is more than enough flu vaccine available this year for anyone who wants to be vaccinated,” said Amy Schwartz, Immunization Surveillance Coordinator for the NDDoH. “We recommend everyone ages 6 months and older be…
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