Author Archives: Fargo Cass Public Health

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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Residents Should Use Care While Cleaning to Avoid Hantavirus

With the Memorial Day weekend approaching, many people will be cleaning cabins, sheds and other buildings that have been closed for the winter. The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) reminds residents to protect themselves against hantavirus, a viral infection … Continue reading

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May 19-National Viral Hepatitis Testing Day

In observance of National Viral Hepatitis Testing Day on May 19, the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is encouraging residents to know their hepatitis C status by getting tested for the disease.  Chronic hepatitis is a viral condition that … Continue reading

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Community Garden Day-Saturday, May 30

The experts agree: eating fresh fruits and vegetables is one of the simplest ways to maintain a healthy diet. Yet, the cost of fresh produce has rose five times as much as it has for processed food in the last … Continue reading

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Free beet seeds available to community

Group Encourages Area Residents to Grow Beets If you have some spare room in your garden, or would like to try growing a new vegetable this year, try beets! The group, One Vegetable, One Community, wants to unite the Fargo … Continue reading

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Infant immunizations vital to disease protection and prevention

During National Infant Immunization Week, April 18 to 25,  the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) reminds parents of the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases. National Infant Immunization Week is an annual observance that emphasizes the need to … Continue reading

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E-cigarette use triples among middle and high school students in just one year

Current e-cigarette use among middle and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) in today’s … Continue reading

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Wildfire Smoke Can Exacerbate Health Problems

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is urging residents to use caution and avoid wildfires and the resulting smoke from the fires. Wildfires present health concerns for a number of reasons. Because North Dakota’s wildfires are wind-driven, they can change … Continue reading

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Nearly 4000 STD Cases in ND in 2014

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is observing Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month in April to emphasize the importance of educating the public and health care providers about the growing rate of STDs in North Dakota.  The NDDoH … Continue reading

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Celebrating Public Health Collaborations

Gov. Jack Dalrymple has proclaimed April 6-12, as Public Health Week in North Dakota to recognize how the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) and local public health units, along with worksites, coalitions, universities and other organizations, are working to … Continue reading

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