Author Archives: Fargo Cass Public Health

ND Department of Health Reminds Residents 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 … Continue reading

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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

The North Dakota Department of Health is reminding women to get screened for cervical cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year approximately 12,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer and over 4,000 … Continue reading

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Health Department Reports Widespread Influenza Activity

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is reporting widespread influenza activity for North Dakota. As of December 13, 332 cases of laboratory-confirmed influenza have been reported, with a large increase in the number of cases reported in the last … Continue reading

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National Influenza Vaccination Week Highlights the Importance of Flu Vaccination

The North Dakota Department of Health is reminding all North Dakotans of the importance of receiving flu vaccine as part of National Influenza Vaccination Week, observed Dec. 7 – 13, 2014. “Despite some initial delays, there is more than enough … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day: Free HIV Testing at FCPH

Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day and Fargo Cass Public Health (FCPH) encourages Cass County residents to take advantage of free HIV testing at Fargo Cass Public Health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people ages … Continue reading

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ND Department of Health Provides Advice on African Travel

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) has advice to help keep those who plan to travel to Africa in the near future and their loved ones safe in light of the current Ebola outbreak. “We want to make sure … Continue reading

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Great American Smokeout emphasizes need for tobacco prevention

The 39th annual Great American Smokeout, which will take place on Nov. 20, encourages everyone to lead tobacco-free lives to prevent tobacco-related diseases and improve overall health and quality of life. The event is traditionally aimed at getting smokers to … Continue reading

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Flu Shot Friday-Nov. 21

Fargo Cass Public Health (FCPH) will be holding a Flu Shot Friday walk-in vaccination clinic for all ages on Nov. 21, from 7 a.m.-12:15 p.m., in the basement of FCPH located at 401 3rd Ave. N., Fargo. Cost of the … Continue reading

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Secondhand Smoke

October has been designated as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month and the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) encourages residents to understand the relationship between SIDS and secondhand smoke. According to Katie Bentz, director of the SIDS program … Continue reading

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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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