North Dakota’s Kindergarten Vaccination Rates Increase

Data from the 2016-2017 school immunization assessment indicate that North Dakota’s kindergarten immunization rates have increased from last year. The school immunization assessment is conducted annually by the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH). Results from this year’s assessment show kindergarten vaccine rates have increased from about 91 percent last year to about 94 percent…
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Through With Chew Week Highlights The Dangers Of Smokeless Tobacco

Through With Chew Week, February 19-25, is an effort to call attention to the use and negative health effects of smokeless tobacco, with today, Thursday, Feb. 23, specifically designated as the Great American Spit Out. Fargo Cass Public Health’s goal, alongside the North Dakota Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy (the Center), is to…
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Screenings And Vaccination Key In Lowering The Risk Of Cervical Cancer

January is National Cervical Health Awareness Month and the Fargo Cass Public Health Clinic is reminding women of the importance 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 women die from the…
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A Reminder 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 non-smokers. “Radon is a cancer-causing, naturally-occurring radioactive gas that you can’t see, smell or taste,…
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This Week Highlights The Importance Of Flu Vaccination

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) reminds everyone of the importance of receiving the flu vaccine as part of National Influenza Vaccination Week, observed Dec. 4-10.  “Everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated, regardless of age or health status,” said Lexie Barber, immunization surveillance coordinator with the NDDoH. Despite FluMist® not being recommended…
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