Author Archives: Fargo Cass Public Health

Support for Moms Who Breastfeed on the Rise

Breastfeeding mothers in North Dakota can more easily identify where to find support in both local hospitals and workplaces thanks to two designations developed by the North Dakota Department of Health’s Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity. The newest designation … Continue reading

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Community Forum on Alcohol Misuse Prevention

On Wednesday, August 6, Fargo Cass Public Health (FCPH) will host the Community Forum on Alcohol Misuse Prevention to reveal findings from a community assessment and discuss effective strategies to prevent adult binge drinking and underage drinking in Cass County. … Continue reading

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Practice Safety Tips during Extreme Heat

Summer events are in full swing and Fargo Cass Public Health would like to remind everyone to take the necessary precautions during this heat wave to avoid dangerous health conditions. Those most vulnerable to the effects of heat include infants … Continue reading

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North Dakota Observes National HIV Testing Day

Department of Health Urges Testing for At-Risk People In observance of National HIV Testing Day on June 27, the North Dakota Department of Health is urging people at risk for HIV/AIDS to get tested, according to Gino Jose, HIV Prevention … Continue reading

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Documentary Focuses on Under-Vaccinated Society

Fargo Cass Public Health and the Fargo Public Library invite area residents to a free screening of the documentary “Invisible Threat” (not rated) which explores the science behind disease and the risks facing a society that is under-vaccinated. Following the … Continue reading

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Pool Season Hygiene and Safety Reminders

It is that time of year again, time for swimming lessons, fun with friends and family, and getting some much needed relief from the heat by cooling off in pools. Fargo Cass Public Health (FCPH) would like to remind area … Continue reading

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Department of Health Reminds Residents to Take Precautions Against Hantavirus Disease

People who are cleaning cabins or other buildings that have been closed for the winter should protect themselves against hantavirus, a disease transmitted by infected mice, according to the North Dakota Department of Health. “Hantavirus infection has been associated with … Continue reading

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Department of Health Reminds Parents That Now is the Time to Think About Back-to-School Immunizations

The North Dakota Department of Health and Department of Instruction are encouraging parents to get their children vaccinated now to avoid the back-to-school rush later this summer. Before entering school, children should have five doses of DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus and … Continue reading

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FCPH Receives Grant to Combat Underage Drinking and Adult Binge Drinking

Fargo Cass Public Health (FCPH)  is receiving $389,503 to build local substance abuse prevention infrastructure, to combat underage drinking and adult binge drinking. This funding is granted under the federal Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG), through the … Continue reading

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Report shows 20-year US immunization program spares millions of children from diseases

Recent measles outbreaks underscore importance of sustaining high vaccination coverage  The CDC estimates that vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among children born in the last 20 years. Despite the U.S. immunization program’s success, according … Continue reading

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