Residents Should Use Caution While Cleaning To Avoid Hantavirus Disease

With the Memorial Day weekend approaching, many people will be cleaning cabins and other buildings that have been closed for the winter. The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) reminds everyone of the importance of protecting themselves against hantavirus disease. Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a viral infection that causes severe lung disease. Infected rodents…
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FCPH Tobacco Prevention Coordinator Recognized For Outstanding Service

The Outstanding Rural Health Award recipients for 2016 were recognized at the 2016 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health’s annual banquet on Tuesday, May 17 at the Alerus Center. Holly Scott, tobacco prevention coordinator at Fargo Cass Public Health, (FCPH) was selected for the Outstanding Service award. The Outstanding Service award honors an individual…
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Women Reminded To Make Their Health A Priority.

During Women’s Health Week, May 8-14,  the North Dakota Department of Health and Fargo Cass Public Health, would like to encourage women to make their health a priority and help them understand what steps they can take to improve their health. What steps can women take for better health? Visit a healthcare provider for a…
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New Income Levels For WIC Eligibility

Income eligibility guidelines for the North Dakota Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) have increased based on changes in the federal poverty levels. Effective May 1, 2016, a family of four can earn up to $3,747 each month (or $865 each week for the household) and still meet income eligibility requirements.  …
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Think F-A-S-T: May Is Stroke Awareness Month

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is working to raise awareness about the importance of stroke prevention, early recognition of signs and symptoms of stroke, and the need to act fast by dialing 9-1-1 at the first sign of stroke.  “It is important to learn how to recognize a stroke and urgently call 9-1-1.…
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