Author Archives: Fargo Cass Public Health

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Awareness

Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) represents 1 to 5 percent of all diagnosed breast cancers, and is far more aggressive and more difficult to diagnose than other breast cancers. IBC is a relatively rare and very aggressive disease in which cancer … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding Expert to Lead Conference in Fargo

Tackling the most common questions of breastfeeding is the goal of the “Solving Breastfeeding Mysteries” conference on Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Ramada Plaza Suites in Fargo. Breastfeeding expert and co-author of The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk, … Continue reading

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September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

According to the American Cancer Society, 94,990 new cases of gynecologic cancers will be diagnosed in 2014, resulting in approximately 28,790 deaths.  That is why it is important for womento take care of their health, not just in September, but … Continue reading

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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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