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  • Healthier Me: Autism & Better Screening Process, Treatments

    Healthier Me: Autism & Better Screening Process, Treatments

    It may seem like the number of autism spectrum disorders is spiking, but our local doctors believe the numbers actually reflect that we are better able to identify the disorder now. The numbers are staggering:
    It may seem like the number of autism spectrum disorders is spiking, but our local doctors believe the numbers actually reflect that we are better able to identify the disorder now. The numbers are staggering:
  • Sanford Dermatologists Push for Tanning Bed Alternatives

    Sanford Dermatologists Push for Tanning Bed Alternatives

    It's prom season and that has a lot of teenage girls in a scramble to look their best. A lot of times that includes heading to the tanning salon, so they can show off their bronze shoulders in their new
    It's prom season and that has a lot of teenage girls in a scramble to look their best. A lot of times that includes heading to the tanning salon, so they can show off their bronze shoulders in their new
  • Sweet Miracles Event Raises Money for Sanford Children's Hospital

    Sweet Miracles Event Raises Money for Sanford Children's Hospital

    You can indulge your sweet tooth, sample some great wines and support the Sanford Children's Hospital in Fargo all at the "Sweet Miracles" fundraiser on Thursday. The 3rd annual event will be held at
    You can indulge your sweet tooth, sample some great wines and support the Sanford Children's Hospital in Fargo all at the "Sweet Miracles" fundraiser on Thursday. The 3rd annual event will be held at
  • New Research Asks: Is Long Distance Running Bad for Your Health?

    New Research Asks: Is Long Distance Running Bad for Your Health?

    A controversial new study is raising questions about health benefits of distance running. A Minnesota heart doctor found that long-time marathoners have more plaque in their arteries than non-runners.
    A controversial new study is raising questions about health benefits of distance running. A Minnesota heart doctor found that long-time marathoners have more plaque in their arteries than non-runners.
  • Sanford Health Celebrates Transplant Surgery Milestone

    Healthier Me: Sanford Health Celebrates Transplant Surgery Milestone

    Sanford Health in Fargo is celebrating a transplant surgery milestone. This year marks the 25th year that Sanford has been doing transplants in Fargo. Doctors credit advancements in surgery techniques
    Sanford Health in Fargo is celebrating a transplant surgery milestone. This year marks the 25th year that Sanford has been doing transplants in Fargo. Doctors credit advancements in surgery techniques
  • Healthier Me: Cleaning Up Your Sleep Hygiene

    Healthier Me: Cleaning Up Your Sleep Hygiene

    It may be time to clean up your sleep hygiene. Sanford Health doctors say sleep hygiene is a term used to include just about anything related to your sleep habits. And, that includes putting down your
    It may be time to clean up your sleep hygiene. Sanford Health doctors say sleep hygiene is a term used to include just about anything related to your sleep habits. And, that includes putting down your
  • New Study Suggests Shift Workers May Suffer Brain Damage

    New Study Suggests Shift Workers May Suffer Brain Damage

    There's a new study that may have you re-thinking your sleep schedule -- especially for those of you who have overnight, odd, or constantly changing work schedules.   The study released by the University
    There's a new study that may have you re-thinking your sleep schedule -- especially for those of you who have overnight, odd, or constantly changing work schedules.   The study released by the University
  • Healthier Me: Transitioning From the Treadmill to Outdoor Running

    Healthier Me: Transitioning From the Treadmill to Outdoor Running

    Spring is in the air. Temperatures are warming, the snow is melting and the last thing most people want to do is stay indoors.   While it's nice to get outside, a lot of people can end up getting hurt
    Spring is in the air. Temperatures are warming, the snow is melting and the last thing most people want to do is stay indoors.   While it's nice to get outside, a lot of people can end up getting hurt
  • United Blood Services Says There's an Urgent Need for O Blood Donors

    United Blood Services Says There's an Urgent Need for O Blood Donors

    The United Blood Services says there is an urgent need for type O blood donations.  They say in the past several weeks, patient demand has outpaced donations by 400 pints of blood. United Blood Services
    The United Blood Services says there is an urgent need for type O blood donations.  They say in the past several weeks, patient demand has outpaced donations by 400 pints of blood. United Blood Services
  • New Support Group for Pregnant Women Suffering From Depression

    Healthier Me: New Support Group for Pregnant Women Suffering From Depression

    Pregnant women with a history of depression or anxiety can face difficult and confusing choices about treating their symptoms.       Both anxiety disorders and depression can develop or worsen during
    Pregnant women with a history of depression or anxiety can face difficult and confusing choices about treating their symptoms.    
  • Healthier Me: Big Increase in Botox Requests at Sanford Health

    Healthier Me: Big Increase in Botox Requests at Sanford Health

    Do you want to look less tired, sad or even angry? Who doesn't, right? Across the country and here in the valley, doctors are seeing a big bump in Botox requests. Sanford Health dermatologist Dr. Yulia
    Do you want to look less tired, sad or even angry? Who doesn't, right? Across the country and here in the valley, doctors are seeing a big bump in Botox requests. Sanford Health dermatologist Dr. Yulia
  • Healthier Me: Don't Ignore The Symptoms, Listen to Your Heart

    Healthier Me: Don't Ignore The Symptoms, Listen to Your Heart

    Don't ignore the signs. That is the message from cardiologists during this heart month.   One of the most common myths is that it's easy to tell when you're having a heart attack. Doctors says pain on
    Don't ignore the signs. That is the message from cardiologists during this heart month.   One of the most common myths is that it's easy to tell when you're having a heart attack. Doctors says pain on
  • Healthier Me: High Tech Sports Medicine

    Healthier Me: High Tech Sports Medicine

    Watching the Winter Olympics in Sochi reminds a lot of us about how high-tech the sporting world has become -- and that includes sports medicine. New technology, treatments and training now allow athletes
    Watching the Winter Olympics in Sochi reminds a lot of us about how high-tech the sporting world has become -- and that includes sports medicine. New technology, treatments and training now allow athletes
  • Healthier Me: Sanford Heart Scans Are Saving Lives

    Healthier Me: Sanford Heart Scans Are Saving Lives

    Are you at risk for a heart attack? People are taking advantage of a new heart scan offered at sanford health -- hoping to find out if they are a ticking time bomb. The appointment takes less than an
    Are you at risk for a heart attack?
  • They're Fans & Team Physicians, Local Doctors Treat Elite Athletes

    They're Fans & Team Physicians, Local Doctors Treat Elite Athletes

    While the world watches their favorite elite athletes go for Olympic gold in Sochi, the athletes' team physicians will be watching them, too, but with a different perspective.
    While the world watches their favorite elite athletes go for Olympic gold in Sochi, the athletes' team physicians will be watching them, too, but with a different perspective.
  • Healthier Me: Hotel-Style Locks Help Keep Babies Safe at Birthing Center

    Healthier Me: Hotel-Style Locks Help Keep Babies Safe at Birthing Center

    Sanford Health is beefing up security for babies in their nurseries. And, one of the newest tools is something familiar to people who have booked into a hotel recently. Infant security is a serious concern
    Sanford Health is beefing up security for babies in their nurseries. And, one of the newest tools is something familiar to people who have stayed in a hotel recently. 
  • Consumer Reports: Caramel Color: Health Risk in Pop

    Consumer Reports: Caramel Color: Health Risk in Pop

    If you drink soda, we have some information about a possible health risk you need to know. Recent tests by Consumer Reports show that some soft drinks contain a potential carcinogen—and a couple have relatively
    If you drink soda, we have some information about a possible health risk you need to know. Recent tests by Consumer Reports show that some soft drinks contain a potential carcinogen—and a couple have relatively
  • Department of Health Reports First Flu Death

    Department of Health Reports First Flu Death

    The North Dakota Department of Health is reporting North Dakota's first influenza death of the season.  Alicia Lepp, an epidemiologist with the Department of Health says the influenza death occurred in
    The North Dakota Department of Health is reporting North Dakota's first influenza death of the season.  Alicia Lepp, an epidemiologist with the Department of Health says the influenza death occurred in
  • Healthier Me: "Strap Before You Wrap" to Keep Your Kids Safe

    Healthier Me: "Strap Before You Wrap" to Keep Your Kids Safe

    Coats and car seats can create a dangerous situation. Car seat experts are warning parents that bulky winter coats can put their kids at risk. Advocates say a common mistake parents make in cold weather
    Coats and car seats can create a dangerous situation. Car seat experts are warning parents that bulky winter coats can put their kids at risk. Advocates say a common mistake parents make in cold weather
  • Healthier Me: Battling Dry Skin in the Winter

    Healthier Me: Battling Dry Skin in the Winter

    Does your dry skin make you want to hibernate?    winter is hard on our skin, from head to toe. But it's possible to resist letting the dry winter air steal every drop of moisture from our skin.
    Does your dry skin make you want to hibernate? Winter is hard on our skin, from head to toe. But, it's possible to resist letting the dry winter air steal every drop of moisture from our skin. Sanford
  • ND Flu Cases Up 755 from Last Month

    ND Flu Cases Up 755 from Last Month

    The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) on Thursday reported widespread influenza activity for the first time this influenza season and is reminding everyone that it is not too late to be vaccinated.  "In
    The North Dakota Department of Health on Thursday reported widespread influenza activity for the first time this influenza season and is reminding everyone that it is not too late to be vaccinated.
  • Healthier Me: Local Surgeon Talks About Lindsey Vonn's Tough Decision

    Healthier Me: Local Surgeon Talks About Lindsey Vonn's Tough Decision

    The Sochi Olympics will be without one of the best-known winter sports athletes in the world. As you no doubt heard, downhill skier Lindsey Vonn pulled out of the Olympic action -- just a month before
    The Sochi Olympics will be without one of the best-known winter sports athletes in the world. As you no doubt heard, downhill skier Lindsey Vonn pulled out of the Olympic action -- just a month before
  • Sanford Health announces $125 million genomic initiative

    Sanford Health announces $125 million genomic initiative

    Sanford Health announced Tuesday morning Denny Sanford will gift the organization $125 million to establish Sanford Imagenetics, a first-of-its-kind program in the country that integrates genomic medicine
    Sanford Imagenetics will offer patients the opportunity to undergo precise genetic testing and genetic counseling which will provide internal medicine physicians with unprecedented patient-specific information.
  • Healthier Me: Sanford Health Delivers a Record Number of Babies

    Healthier Me: Sanford Health Delivers a Record Number of Babies (Doctors Added)

    Get ready to throw a huge baby shower!  A record number of babies were born at Sanford Health in Fargo in 2013. 2,542 babies were delivered and that's nearly 80 more than last year. Sanford Health says
    Get ready to throw a huge baby shower!  A record number of babies were born at Sanford Health in Fargo in 2013. 2,542 babies were delivered and that's nearly 80 more than last year. Sanford Health says
  • Healthier Me: Coping With Holiday Stress

    Healthier Me: Coping With Holiday Stress

    The shopping, baking and decorating can make it the most "wonderful" time of the year, but it can also be the most stressful! Many of us aspire to have a Martha Stewart Christmas, but how realistic is
    The shopping, baking and decorating can make it the most "wonderful" time of the year, but it can also be the most stressful! Many of us aspire to have a Martha Stewart Christmas, but how realistic is
  • New Research out on E-Cigarettes

    New Research out on E-Cigarettes

    E-cigarettes don't have cancer-causing toxins, but still deliver nicotine. New research shows that  nicotine exposure hurts heart cells. Cellular degradation due to nicotine exposure may lead to arteriosclerosis.
    E-cigarettes don't have cancer-causing toxins, but still deliver nicotine. New research shows that  nicotine exposure hurts heart cells.
  • Healthier Me: Buying Safe Toys for Christmas

    Healthier Me: Buying Safe Toys for Christmas

    Tis' the shopping season and wish lists are full of toys requests. But, Christmas presents can pose some serious risks if the gift giver doesn't do their homework. Sanford Health Child Injury Prevention
    Tis' the shopping season and wish lists are full of toys requests. But, Christmas presents can pose some serious risks if the gift giver doesn't do their homework. Sanford Health Child Injury Prevention
  • Is it the Winter Blues or Something More?

    Is it the Winter Blues or Something More?

    The change of seasons often brings on a change in mood this time of the year. And,  although the phrases "winter blues" and "seasonal affective disorder" or "sad" are often used interchangeably, health
    The change of seasons often brings on a change in mood this time of the year. And,  although the phrases "winter blues" and "seasonal affective disorder" or "sad" are often used interchangeably, health
  • Healthier Me: Making a Healthier Thanksgiving Dinner

    Healthier Me: Making a Healthier Thanksgiving Dinner

    Most of us look forward to our Thanksgiving feast all year long.  While the turkey isn't bad for us -- all the fixings that go along with the bird can pack a lot of calories. Sanford Health dieticians
    Most of us look forward to our Thanksgiving feast all year long.  While the turkey isn't bad for us -- all the fixings that go along with the bird can pack a lot of calories. Sanford Health dieticians
  • Bison Players Visit Kids at Sanford Children's Hospital

    Bison Players Visit Kids at Sanford Children's Hospital

    Some kids at Sanford Children's Hospital in Fargo got an early Christmas present on Monday. Bison football players, Coach Craig Bohl, and even Thundar stopped by for a visit. The crew travelled room to
    Some kids at Sanford Children's Hospital in Fargo got an early Christmas present on Monday. Bison football players, Coach Craig Bohl, and even Thundar stopped by for a visit. The crew travelled room to
  • Morning-after Pill May Not Work for Overweight Women

    Morning-After Pill May Not Work for Overweight Women

    Norlevo emergency contraceptive may be ineffective for overweight women. Norlevo is identical to Plan B One-Step and its generic versions, health expert say. Taking emergency contraception is still better
    A European version of the morning-after pill may not work for women over a certain weight. And the same could be true for emergency contraceptives in the United States.
  • Healthier Me: What is the Best Anti-Aging Exercise?

    Healthier Me: What is the Best Anti-Aging Exercise?

    What is the best anti-aging exercise? Some researchers say it is weight lifting. Researchers recently studied people over the age of 90 who lifted weights twice a week and found that the seniors gained
    What is the best anti-aging exercise? Some researchers say it is weight lifting. Researchers recently studied people over the age of 90 who lifted weights twice a week and found that the seniors gained
  • Healthier Me: Social Media & Eating Disorders

    Healthier Me: Social Media & Eating Disorders

    The increasing popularity of social media is also increasing the number of young people with body image issues.   Doctors say kids are bombarded these days with more pictures and more ways to be exposed
    The increasing popularity of social media is also increasing the number of young people with body image issues.   Doctors say kids are bombarded these days with more pictures and more ways to be exposed
  • Does Your Child Have a Cold or Allergies?

    Does Your Child Have a Cold or Allergies?

    Children spend a lot of time sniffling and sneezing this time of year, making it hard for parents to figure out if it's a cold or an allergy. Dr. Jennifer Shu with the American Academy of Pediatrics says
    Children spend a lot of time sniffling and sneezing this time of year, making it hard for parents to figure out if it's a cold or an allergy. Dr. Jennifer Shu with the American Academy of Pediatrics says
  • Healthier Me: Getting Help For The Bully

    Healthier Me: Getting Help For The Bully

    Bullying used to be considered a childhood rite of passage. But, today, it's considered a serious problem.      Valley news team's lisa budeau talks to an expert at sanford health   about how to help
    Bullying used to be considered a childhood rite of passage. But, today, it's considered a serious problem.      Valley news team's lisa budeau talks to an expert at sanford health   about how to help
  • Healthier Me: Reconstructive Surgery After a Mastectomy

    Healthier Me: Reconstructive Surgery After a Mastectomy

    - A CANCER DIAGNOSIS CAN BE DEVASTATING. YOUR LIFE CHANGES IMMEDIATELY -- WITH SURGERIES, TREATMENTS AND THE HEALING PROCESS. THE LOSS OF A PATIENT'S HAIR DURING CHEMO TREATMENTS CAN BE VERY DIFFICULT,
    A cancer diagnosis can be devastating. Your life changes immediately -- with surgeries, treatments and the healing process. The loss of a patient's hair during chemo treatments can be very difficult,
  • Healthier Me: Best Time of the Day to Drink Coffee

    Healthier Me: Best Time of the Day to Drink Coffee

    It's a morning routine we all know and love.  Get out of bed, turn on the coffee and then down your first cup. But, we may be doing this all wrong -- so we have a little update for you on what time is
    It's a morning routine we all know and love.  Get out of bed, turn on the coffee and then down your first cup. But, we may be doing this all wrong -- so we have a little update for you on what time is
  • Motivational Monday: Benefits of Checking Your Heart Rate

    Motivational Monday: Benefits of Checking Your Heart Rate

    Knowing your target heart rate as you work out can help you gauge how hard you're pushing yourself.  Exercising at the right intensity helps you get the most out of your workout and strengthens the heart.
    Knowing your target heart rate as you work out can help you gauge how hard you're pushing yourself.  Exercising at the right intensity helps you get the most out of your workout and strengthens the heart.
  • Healthier Me: Blogging Can Be Good Medicine for Cancer Patients

    Healthier Me: Blogging Can Be Good Medicine for Cancer Patients

    Blogging may be good medicine, according to a new study. A well known Sanford Health oncologist is encouraging her patients to start a journal. Dr. Shelby Terstriep says you can't have physical health
    Blogging may be good medicine, according to a new study. A well known Sanford Health oncologist is encouraging her patients to start a journal. Dr. Shelby Terstriep says you can't have physical health
  • Healthier Me: Blogging Can Be Good Medicine for Cancer Patients

    Healthier Me: Blogging Can Be Good Medicine for Cancer Patients

    Blogging may be good medicine, according to a new study. A well known Sanford Health oncologist is encouraging her patients to start a journal. Dr. Shelby Terstriep says you can't have physical health
    Blogging may be good medicine, according to a new study. A well known Sanford Health oncologist is encouraging her patients to start a journal. Dr. Shelby Terstriep says you can't have physical health
  • Healthier Me: Life After Cancer, Help is Available

    Healthier Me: Life After Cancer, Help is Available

    A cancer diagnosis can make you feel frightened, angry, or confused. It can be a whirlwind of emotions, quickly filled with appointments, treatments and sometimes surgeries.    Valley news team's lisa
    A cancer diagnosis can make you feel frightened, angry, or confused. It can be a whirlwind of emotions, quickly filled with appointments, treatments and sometimes surgeries.
  • Final Architectural Renderings for New Sanford Unveiled

    Final Architectural Renderings for New Sanford Unveiled

    Fargo, N.D. - On Thursday morning, Sanford Health unveiled the final architectural renderings showcasing the detailed exterior design of the new Sanford Fargo Medical Center. This is the first time the
    Fargo, N.D. - On Thursday morning, Sanford Health unveiled the final architectural renderings showcasing the detailed exterior design of the new Sanford Fargo Medical Center. This is the first time the
  • Healthier Me: Art Hats for Breast Cancer Awareness

    Healthier Me: Art Hats for Breast Cancer Awareness

    The hallway walls of The Roger Maris Cancer Center in Fargo are filled with a tribute to hats and the way they can make a cancer patient feel. The artist behind the exhibit hopes it will inspire people
    The hallway walls of The Roger Maris Cancer Center in Fargo are filled with a tribute to hats and the way they can make a cancer patient feel. The artist behind the exhibit hopes it will inspire people
  • Second West Nile-Related Death in North Dakota

    Second West Nile-Related Death in North Dakota

    BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Health announced the state's second West Nile virus-related death in 2013. The individual was a man living in the southeastern region of North Dakota and
    BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Health announced the state's second West Nile virus-related death in 2013. The individual was a man living in the southeastern region of North Dakota and
  • Healthier Me: Teen Athletes & Energy Drinks

    Healthier Me: Teen Athletes & Energy Drinks

    Teenagers put in some long hours and can run pretty tired. They have class, homework, and don't forget to squeeze in a social life. Student athletes may be especially looking for an extra boost, but the
    Teenagers put in some long hours and can run pretty tired. They have class, homework, and don't forget to squeeze in a social life. Student athletes may be especially looking for an extra boost, but the
  • Healthier Me: How Does a Teenager Cross the Road?

    Healthier Me: How Does a Teenager Cross the Road?

    Teenagers are excellent at tuning things out, but a new "Safe Kids" study shows that is also putting them at risk when they are on the street. The study shows older teens now account for half of all pedestrian
    Teenagers are excellent at tuning things out, but a new "Safe Kids" study shows that is also putting them at risk when they are on the street. The study shows older teens now account for half of all pedestrian
  • Steep Rise in North Dakota West Nile Cases

    Steep Rise in North Dakota West Nile Cases

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota Department of Health has reported the state's first 2013 West Nile virus death. West Nile virus program manager Michelle Feist says the woman was older than 60 years
    The North Dakota Department of Health has seen a 95 percent increase in reported West Nile virus cases in the last two weeks.
  • Eating Disorder Specialists Concerned with "Thigh Gap" Obsession

    Eating Disorder Specialists Concerned with "Thigh Gap" Obsession

    A new body trend is apparently becoming an online obsession among teenage girls. It's called the thigh gap. It refers to the space between the thighs. Eating Disorder Specialists at Sanford Health say
    A new body trend is apparently becoming an online obsession among teenage girls. It's called the thigh gap. It refers to the space between the thighs. Eating Disorder Specialists at Sanford Health say
  • Sanford Health Launches Same Day Appointments

    Sanford Health Launches Same Day Appointments

    Patients at Sanford Health are now getting same-day access to healthcare for some illnesses and injuries. The healthcare provider launched "Same Day at Sanford." Now, patients looking for family medicine,
    Patients at Sanford Health are now getting same-day access to healthcare for some illnesses and injuries.
  • Healthier Me: Dealing with Anxiety in Students

    Healthier Me: Dealing with Anxiety in Students

    Some major adjustments are taking place as kids settle in for the school year. The first few weeks of class can be stressful for young kids, and that can lead to some complaints. Tummy aches and headaches
    Some major adjustments are taking place as kids settle in for the school year. The first few weeks of class can be stressful for young kids, and that can lead to some complaints. Tummy aches and headaches
  • Concussion Testing Underway Before School Starts

    Concussion Testing Underway Before School Starts

    SCHOOL HASN'T STARTED YET, BUT THE *TESTING* HAS FOR SOME KIDS.   MANY STUDENT-ATHLETES ARE GETTING A BASELINE BRAIN TEST THAT WILL HELP DOCTORS RESPOND AFTER A CONCUSSION.    CONCUSSIONS CAN HAPPEN
    School hasn't started yet, but the testing has for some kids.  Many student-athletes are getting a baseline brain test that will help doctors respond after a concussion.
  • Healthier Me: Healthy Distractions Make Going to the Doctor Fun

    Healthier Me: Healthy Distractions Make Going to the Doctor Fun

    Dolls, vibrating bees and iPads may not be considered the most high-tech medical equipment, but at Sanford Health Children's hospital they can be some of the most important tools doctors use. Hospitals
    Dolls, vibrating bees and iPads may not be considered the most high-tech medical equipment, but at Sanford Health Children's hospital they can be some of the most important tools doctors use. 
  • Healthier Me: Easy Online Access to Your Medical Information

    Healthier Me: My Sanford Chart

    My Sanford Chart offers patients personalized and secure online access to portions of their medical records. It enables you to securely use the Internet to help manage and receive information about your
    My Sanford Chart offers patients personalized and secure online access to portions of their medical records. It enables you to securely use the Internet to help manage and receive information about your
  • Healthier Me: Common Household Items Sending Kids to ER

    Healthier Me: Common Household Items Sending Kids to ER

    Common household items could be putting your kids at risk. Nearly 3,000 kids were sent to emergency rooms after swallowing coin-sized button batteries. From Sanford Health: (Fargo, ND) – There is a
    Common household items could be putting your kids at risk. Nearly 3,000 kids were sent to emergency rooms after swallowing coin-sized button batteries. 
  • Fargo Woman Suffers Broken Heart

    Fargo Woman Suffers Broken Heart

    Many of us may have experienced a broken heart over the years and divulged into a bowl full of chocolate ice cream to mend it. But did you know a doctor could actually diagnose you for it?It happened to
    Many of us may have experienced a broken heart over the years and divulged into a bowl full of chocolate ice cream to mend it. But did you know a doctor could actually diagnose you for it?It happened to
  • Don't Skip Breakfast -- It's Bad for Your Heart!

    Don't Skip Breakfast -- It's Bad for Your Heart!

    Heart health may be the latest reason not to start your day on an empty stomach. According to a new Harvard study -- having breakfast may keep you from having a heart attack. Researchers studied 45-to-82
    Heart health may be the latest reason not to start your day on an empty stomach. According to a new Harvard study -- having breakfast may keep you from having a heart attack. Researchers studied 45-to-82
  • Healthier Me: Sunglasses--More Than Just a Fashion Statement

    Healthier Me: Sunglasses--More Than Just a Fashion Statement

    Most of us know we need to wear sunscreen to protect our skin from the sun, but not everybody knows that it is equally important to protect our eyes. Sanford Health Optometrist Kimberly Gilbertson says
    Most of us know we need to wear sunscreen to protect our skin from the sun, but not everybody knows that it is equally important to protect our eyes. Sanford Health Optometrist Kimberly Gilbertson says
  • Healthier Me: Take a "Shot" of Sunscreen

    Healthier Me: Take a "Shot" of Sunscreen

    Next time you head to the pool or the beach at the lake-- grab your sunscreen and your shot glass. It's not for booze. The shot glass is actually for your sunscreen. It's a way to eyeball just how much
    Next time you head to the pool or the beach at the lake-- grab your sunscreen and your shot glass. It's not for booze. The shooter is actually for your sunscreen. 
  • Healthier Me: Fireworks Safety

    Healthier Me: Fireworks Safety

    As fun as fireworks can be, they can also be extremely dangerous. Many children are only aware of the beauty aspect and may not be aware how much injury and damage fireworks can actually cause. Every
    As fun as fireworks can be, they can also be extremely dangerous. Many children are only aware of the beauty aspect and may not be aware how much injury and damage fireworks can actually cause. Every
  • Infertility Scorecard: One Family's Journey to Creating a Family

    Infertility Scorecard: One Family's Journey to Creating a Family

    Nearly one in eight couples experience the heartache associated with infertility. Add that up and that's more than seven million Americans who struggle conceiving a child. The National Infertility Association
    Nearly one in eight couples experience the heartache associated with infertility. Add that up and that's more than seven million Americans who struggle conceiving a child. The National Infertility Association
  • Healthier Me: Flip Flop Foot Pain

    Healthier Me: Flip Flop Foot Pain

    Summertime's favorite footwear has become a source of pain for a lot of people. Sanford Health's physical therapists say they often see a spike in patients when the weather warms up and people start wearing
    Summertime's favorite footwear has become a source of pain for a lot of people. Sanford Health's physical therapists say they often see a spike in patients when the weather warms up and people start wearing
  • Report: North Dakota a Tough State to get Low-Income Dental Care

    Report: North Dakota a Tough State to get Low-Income Dental Care

    North Dakota is the fourth toughest state in the country for low-income children to receive dental care, according to a Pew Research report out on Tuesday. The report found 66.4 percent of medicaid-enrolled
    North Dakota is the fourth toughest state in the country for low-income children to receive dental care, according to a pew research report out on Tuesday.
  • Obesity Now Considered a Disease

    Obesity Now Considered a Disease

    The American Medical Association has officially designated obesity as a disease.   The AMA says the disease requires medical treatment and prevention.  One third of Americans are obese. That's on top
    The American Medical Association has officially designated obesity as a disease.   The AMA says the disease requires medical treatment and prevention.  One third of Americans are obese. That's on top
  • Healthier Me: Catching Lung Cancer Early

    Healthier Me: Catching Lung Cancer Early

    Are you worried you could have lung cancer? a new ct scan at Sanford health can help find tumors before you even have symptoms.   Lung cancer symptoms typically do not occur until the cancer is already
    Are you worried you could have lung cancer? A new CT scan at Sanford health can help find tumors before you even have symptoms.
  • Healthier Me: Melanoma on the Rise in Young People

    Healthier Me: Melanoma on the Rise in Young People

    The scar on Sharilyn Stansbury's back is still healing. Sharilyn: "It was really scary. It's the deadliest cancer." A routine check up at the dermatologist's office may have saved her life. Doctors had
    The scar on Sharilyn Stansbury's back is still healing. Sharilyn: "It was really scary. It's the deadliest cancer." A routine check up at the dermatologist's office may have saved her life. Doctors had
  • Healthier Me: Warning for Cabin Owners

    Healthier Me: Warning for Cabin Owners

    From North Dakota Dept. of Health: BISMARCK, N.D. – People who are cleaning cabins or other buildings that had been closed for the winter should protect themselves against hantavirus, a disease transmitted
    From North Dakota Dept. of Health: BISMARCK, N.D. – People who are cleaning cabins or other buildings that had been closed for the winter should protect themselves against hantavirus, a disease transmitted
  • Healthier Me: Focus on Feet Before Races

    Healthier Me: Focus on Feet Before Races

    If you are running tomorrow -- take it easy on your feet today. There's a lot of focus on legs during marathon training, but the fitness experts at Sanford Health say your feet are just as important.
    If you are running tomorrow -- take it easy on your feet today. There's a lot of focus on legs during marathon training, but the fitness experts at Sanford Health say your feet are just as important.
  • Healthier Me: Marathon Race Recovery

    Healthier Me: Marathon Race Recovery

    A lot of time and effort has gone into race day preparations and exercise specialists at Sanford Health say race recovery is just as important.     Here's the top three list from the experts. (1) Keep
    A lot of time and effort has gone into race day preparations and exercise specialists at Sanford Health say race recovery is just as important.     Here's the top three list from the experts. 
  • Medals4Mettle: Marathoners Donate Medals to Cancer Patients

    Medals4Mettle: Marathoners Donate Medals to Cancer Patients

    Two area boys are getting this week's pre-marathon excitement off to a running start. John Freer and Isaiah Lawson were the proud recipients of some marathon medals. The boys became friends while getting
    Two area boys are getting this week's pre-marathon excitement off to a running start. John Freer and Isaiah Lawson were the proud recipients of some marathon medals. The boys became friends while getting
  • Sanford Health Is Using New Cell Phone Technology to Save Lives

    Sanford Health Is Using New Cell Phone Technology to Save Lives

    The American Heart Association's  Mission: Lifeline, is improving care for acute heart attack patients by providing new technology that allows ECG's (heart rhythm)  to be sent from the ambulance service
    The American Heart Association's  Mission: Lifeline, is improving care for acute heart attack patients by providing new technology that allows ECG's (heart rhythm)  to be sent from the ambulance service
  • Healthier Me: Sanford Health Adds Webcams to NICU

    Healthier Me: Sanford Health Adds Webcams to NICU

    Sanford Health in Fargo just added five webcams to its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).   NICU staff say it helps parents stay connected with their babies, when they are forced to stay in the hospital
    Sanford Health in Fargo just added five webcams to its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).   NICU staff say it helps parents stay connected with their babies, when they are forced to stay in the hospital
  • Healthier Me: Major Brain Surgery With No Visible Scars

    Healthier Me: Major Brain Surgery With No Visible Scars

    Major brain surgery without any major scars. It sounds hard to believe, but it's true.
    Major brain surgery without any major scars. It sounds hard to believe, but it's true.
  • Healthier Me: Bell Celebrates Patient Milestone at Roger Maris Cancer Center

    Healthier Me: Bell Celebrates Patient Milestone at Roger Maris Cancer Center

    The sound of a ringing bell has different meanings in different circumstances. Everyday there is ringing in the lobby of the Sanford Health Roger Maris Cancer Center. It often brings a mix of tears and
    The sound of a ringing bell has different meanings in different circumstances. Everyday there is ringing in the lobby of the Sanford Health Roger Maris Cancer Center. It often brings a mix of tears and
  • Healthier Me: Baldness and Heart Disease

    Healthier Me: Baldness and Heart Disease

    In Thursday's Healthier Me, doctors a new physical link could give hope to preventing a hidden but dangerous problem. After analyzing results from previous studies on male baldness and heart disease
    In Thursday's Healthier Me, doctors a new physical link could give hope to preventing a hidden but dangerous problem. After analyzing results from previous studies on male baldness and heart disease
  • Healthier Me: Sandbagging and Sandbag-itis

    Healthier Me: Sandbagging and Sandbag-itis

    As you prepare for the upcoming flood -- don't forget about your health. Because of debris and the possibility for cuts and wounds, all flood volunteers should make sure they are up to date on their vaccinations.
    As you prepare for the upcoming flood -- don't forget about your health. Because of debris and the possibility for cuts and wounds, all flood volunteers should make sure they are up to date on their vaccinations.
  • Healthier Me: Genetic Markers Reveal Cancer Risks

    Healthier Me: Genetic Markers Reveal Cancer Risks

    It is a trove of new genetic information about cancer that could soon help millions of patients: researchers have found nearly 50 new markers for breast cancer, 26 for prostate cancer, and nearly a dozen for ovarian cancer.
    It is a trove of new genetic information about cancer that could soon help millions of patients: researchers have found nearly 50 new markers for breast cancer, 26 for prostate cancer, and nearly a dozen for ovarian cancer.
  • Healthier Me: New Anti-Smoking Ads

    Healthier Me: New Anti-Smoking Ads

    In Thursday's Healthier Me, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has once again released a multi-million dollar multimedia advertising campaign designed to encourage people to quit smoking
    In Thursday's Healthier Me, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has once again released a multi-million dollar multimedia advertising campaign designed to encourage people to quit smoking
  • Healthier Me: Nesting Ahead of Baby's Arrival

    Healthier Me: Nesting Ahead of Baby's Arrival

    In Wednesday's Healthier Me, birds aren't the ones that nest -- pregnant women also prepare a nest.
    In Wednesday's Healthier Me, birds aren't the ones that nest -- pregnant women also prepare a nest.
  • Healthier Me: Diabetes Alert Day

    Healthier Me: Diabetes Alert Day

    In Tuesday's Healthier Me, it's diabetes alert day, and the American Diabetes Association is pushing for more people to get tested.
    In Tuesday's Healthier Me, it's diabetes alert day, and the American Diabetes Association is pushing for more people to get tested.
  • Healthier Me: Preventing Stress Fractures

    Healthier Me: Preventing Stress Fractures

    In Monday's Healthier Me, with only 52 days until the Fargo Marathon, many runners are conditioning their bodies and getting into shape, and we're looking into a running injury that's especially common
    In Monday's Healthier Me, with only 52 days until the Fargo Marathon, many runners are conditioning their bodies and getting into shape, and we're looking into a running injury that's especially common
  • Healthier Me: Fighting Flood Anxiety

    Healthier Me: Fighting Flood Anxiety

    In Friday's Healthier Me, feelings of anxiety may be resurfacing now that the Valley is preparing to go into flood-fighting mode once more.
    In Friday's Healthier Me, feelings of anxiety may be resurfacing now that the Valley is preparing to go into flood-fighting mode once more, and the Red Cross says following the "Three C's of Resilience" will help you keep your nerves from getting the best of you.
  • Healthier Me: Gulf War & Brain Changes

    Healthier Me: Gulf War & Brain Changes

    In Thursday's Healthier Me, a Georgetown University study is linking Gulf War illness to physical changes in the brain. About one in four Gulf War veterans experience unexplained pain and fatigue that
    In Thursday's Healthier Me, a Georgetown University study is linking Gulf War illness to physical changes in the brain. About one in four Gulf War veterans experience unexplained pain and fatigue that
  • Healthier Me: Experiencing Virtual Dementia

    Healthier Me: Experiencing Virtual Dementia

    In Thursday's Healthier Me, a Wis. elderly care center has come up with a creative way to help loved ones understand the crippling effects of dementia.
    In Thursday's Healthier Me, a Wis. elderly care center has come up with a creative way to help loved ones understand the crippling effects of dementia.
  • Healthier Me: Perfect Mix of New & Old Technology

    Healthier Me: Perfect Mix of New & Old Technology

    Emma Gravalin smelled burning toast as she lay motionless on the kitchen floor. The 87-year-old tried to move but her right side was paralyzed. She tried to speak but no words came out. With her left
    Emma Gravalin smelled burning toast as she lay motionless on the kitchen floor. The 87-year-old tried to move but her right side was paralyzed. She tried to speak but no words came out. With her left
  • Healthier Me: Introducing Your Baby to Solid Food

    Healthier Me: Introducing Your Baby to Solid Food

    Introducing a baby to solid foods is an exciting time for any parent and a big step for their baby. In Wednesday's Healthier Me, an expert fills parents in on what to do and what to expect.
    Introducing a baby to solid foods is an exciting time for any parent and a big step for their baby. In Wednesday's Healthier Me, an expert fills parents in on what to do and what to expect.
  • Healthier Me: Sugary Drinks & Deaths

    Healthier Me: Sugary Drinks & Deaths

    Before you pop the top on that soda can, you might want to read this: new research has linked sugar-sweetened beverages with hundreds of thousands of deaths worldwide. In Tuesday's Healthier Me, a
    Before you pop the top on that soda can, you might want to read this: new research has linked sugar-sweetened beverages with hundreds of thousands of deaths worldwide. In Tuesday's Healthier Me, a
  • Healthier Me: Household Poison Awareness

    Healthier Me: Household Poison Awareness

    You may not think of it, but the leading cause of in home deaths is poisoning. Poison control centers across the country take in an estimated two million calls for help every year. This week marks national
    You may not think of it, but the leading cause of in home deaths is poisoning. Poison control centers across the country take in an estimated two million calls for help every year. This week marks national
  • Healthier Me: New Youth Concussion Guidelines

    Healthier Me: New Youth Concussion Guidelines

    In Monday's Healthier Me, the youth sports world has a few new suggested rules to follow when it comes to treating concussions.
    In Monday's Healthier Me, the youth sports world has a few new suggested rules to follow when it comes to treating concussions.
  • Healthier Me: Effects of Childhood Depression

    Healthier Me: Effects of Childhood Depression

    In Monday's Healthier Me, children who are depressed may be more likely to smoke and become overweight by the time they are teenagers.
    In Monday's Healthier Me, children who are depressed may be more likely to smoke and become overweight by the time they are teenagers.
  • Healthier Me: Pollution & Autism

    Healthier Me: Pollution & Autism

    We've known for years that smog and emissions are a problem, but is pollution from vehicles on our freeways responsible for a jump in autism? That's in Monday's Healthier Me.
    We've known for years that smog and emissions are a problem, but is pollution from vehicles on our freeways responsible for a jump in autism? That's in Monday's Healthier Me.
  • Healthier Me: Night Shift Could Increase Cancer Risk

    Healthier Me: Night Shift Could Increase Cancer Risk

    In Friday's Healthier Me, working at night may increase a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer.
    In Friday's Healthier Me, working at night may increase a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer. 
  • Healthier Me: Beer Benefits

    Healthier Me: Beer Benefits

    Move over, red wine, and bring on the beer! In Friday's Healthier Me, beer might provide both nutrition and health benefits.
    Move over, red wine, and bring on the beer! In Friday's Healthier Me, beer might provide both nutrition and health benefits.
  • Healthier Me: Coffee & Tea

    Healthier Me: Coffee & Tea

    In Thursday's Healthier Me, drinking coffee and green tea can lower your risk for stroke.
    In Thursday's Healthier Me, drinking coffee and green tea can lower your risk for stroke.
  • Healthier Me: Distracted Driving

    Healthier Me: Distracted Driving

    In Thursday's Healthier Me, it's one of the most dangerous things you can do: texting while driving. A third of US drivers do it frequently.
    In Thursday's Healthier Me, it's one of the most dangerous things you can do: texting while driving. A third of US drivers do it frequently.
  • Healthier Me: Breast Cancer Radiation & Heart Risks

    Healthier Me: Breast Cancer Radiation & Heart Risks

    In Thursday's Healthier Me, women who undergo radiation to treat breast cancer may be at risk for heart problems later in life.  An Oxford University study found that radiation can damage the arteries,
    In Thursday's Healthier Me, women who undergo radiation to treat breast cancer may be at risk for heart problems later in life.  An Oxford University study found that radiation can damage the arteries,
  • Healthier Me: Study Drug Abuse

    Healthier Me: Study Drug Abuse

    In Thursday's Healthier Me, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is urging doctors to stop prescribing so-called 'study drugs' to children who don't need them.
    In Thursday's Healthier Me, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is urging doctors to stop prescribing so-called 'study drugs' to children who don't need them.
  • Healthier Me: Colorectal Cancer Prevention

    Healthier Me: Colorectal Cancer Prevention

    Colonoscopy. It's is a scary word for a lot of people, ... but then again, so is cancer. Sanford Health doctors say people need to get past the stigma of the life-saving screening.
    Colonoscopy. It's is a scary word for a lot of people, ... but then again, so is cancer. Sanford Health doctors say people need to get past the stigma of the life-saving screening.
  • Healthier Me: Exercise Pods

    Healthier Me: Exercise Pods

    In Wednesday's Healthier Me, don't have the time or energy for a workout? There may be a new way to lose the fat: working out... in pods.
    In Wednesday's Healthier Me, don't have the time or energy for a workout? There may be a new way to lose the fat: working out... in pods.
  • Healthier Me: Daylight Saving Disruptions

    Healthier Me: Daylight Saving Disruptions

    In Monday's Healthier Me, "springing ahead" may feel more like a stumble for some of us as we try to adjust to daylight-saving time, and if you were feeling a little more lethargic than usual today, you
    In Monday's Healthier Me, "springing ahead" may feel more like a stumble for some of us as we try to adjust to daylight-saving time, and if you were feeling a little more lethargic than usual today, you
  • Healthier Me: Magnet Ingestion Dangers

    Healthier Me: Magnet Ingestion Dangers

    In Monday's Healthier Me, doctors say swallowing magnets is a growing problem among young children. X-rays show what happens inside the body when kids swallow the tiny, powerful magnets found in toys
    In Monday's Healthier Me, doctors say swallowing magnets is a growing problem among young children. X-rays show what happens inside the body when kids swallow the tiny, powerful magnets found in toys
  • Healthier Me: Whooping Cough Vaccine Loses Effectiveness

    Healthier Me: Whooping Cough Vaccine Loses Effectiveness

    In Monday's Healthier Me, new research shows kids may lose immunity to whooping cough in the years after they get the fifth dose of the DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis) vaccine, which protects
    In Monday's Healthier Me, new research shows kids may lose immunity to whooping cough in the years after they get the fifth dose of the DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis) vaccine, which protects
  • Motivational Monday: Getting a Great Workout at Home

    Motivational Monday: Getting a Great Workout at Home

    With your busy daily schedule it can be hard to find time or motivation to head to the gym, or maybe you don't want to buy a gym membership. Whatever the reason, you don't have to miss out on a workout
    With your busy daily schedule it can be hard to find time or motivation to head to the gym, or maybe you don't want to buy a gym membership. Whatever the reason, you don't have to miss out on a workout
  • Healthier Me: Processed Meats & Early Deaths

    Healthier Me: Processed Meats & Early Deaths

    In Thursday's Healthier Me, a study by the journal BMC Medicine found eating large amounts of processed meat can contribute to an early death. The research involving half a million people highlighted
    In Thursday's Healthier Me, a study by the journal BMC Medicine found eating large amounts of processed meat can contribute to an early death. The research involving half a million people highlighted
  • Healthier Me: Deadly New Bacteria

    Healthier Me: Deadly New Bacteria

    In Wednesday's Healthier Me, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is calling for urgent action to stop the spread of drug-resistant bacteria in hospitals across the country.
    In Wednesday's Healthier Me, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is calling for urgent action to stop the spread of drug-resistant bacteria in hospitals across the country.
  • Healthier Me: Sex & Headaches

    Healthier Me: Sex & Headaches

    In Wednesday's Healthier Me, "Honey, I have a headache" may not be an good excuse anymore! A new study found more than half of migraine sufferers who were intimate during their pain experience improved
    In Wednesday's Healthier Me, "Honey, I have a headache" may not be an good excuse anymore! A new study found more than half of migraine sufferers who were intimate during their pain experience improved
  • Healthier Me: Pregnancy & DHA Supplements

    Healthier Me: Pregnancy & DHA Supplements

    In Tuesday's Healthier Me, there appear to be significant benefits to taking DHA supplements during pregnancy.
    In Tuesday's Healthier Me, there appear to be significant benefits to taking DHA supplements during pregnancy.
  • Healthier Me: GF Tobacco Free Coalition Releases Economic Impact Study

    Healthier Me: GF Tobacco Free Coalition Releases Economic Impact Study

    In Wednesday's Healthier Me, the Grand Forks Tobacco Free Coalition has released the results of a study that shows recent smoking restrictions have had no adverse effect on businesses in Grand Forks.   The
    In Wednesday's Healthier Me, the Grand Forks Tobacco Free Coalition has released the results of a study that shows recent smoking restrictions have had no adverse effect on businesses in Grand Forks.   The
  • Healthier Me: ADHD in Adulthood

    Healthier Me: ADHD in Adulthood

    There's new research on the long-lasting effects of ADHD: that's in Monday's Healthier Me.
    There's new research on the long-lasting effects of ADHD: that's in Monday's Healthier Me.
  • Healthier Me: Toddler Cured of HIV

    Healthier Me: Toddler Cured of HIV

    Researchers from Johns Hopkins say it's a breakthrough discovery: in Monday's Healthier Me, a toddler in Mississippi is the first child to be "functionally cured" of HIV.
    Researchers from Johns Hopkins say it's a breakthrough discovery: in Monday's Healthier Me, a toddler in Mississippi is the first child to be "functionally cured" of HIV. 
  • Healthier Me: E-Cigarettes

    Healthier Me: E-Cigarettes

    Electronic cigarettes are growing in popularity in the United States, and a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that about 1 in 5 adult smokers tried an e-cigarette in 2011.
    Electronic cigarettes are growing in popularity in the United States, and a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that about 1 in 5 adult smokers tried an e-cigarette in 2011.
  • Healthier Me: Video Games & Dyslexia

    Healthier Me: Video Games & Dyslexia

    In Thursday's Healthier Me, it's the kind of medical research kids dream of: a new stud has found that video games may help some children read better! The study focused on children with dyslexia, meaning
    In Thursday's Healthier Me, it's the kind of medical research kids dream of: a new stud has found that video games may help some children read better! The study focused on children with dyslexia, meaning
  • Healthier Me: Blood Pressure Awareness

    Healthier Me: Blood Pressure Awareness

    February is heart health month, and as the month comes to an end, doctors want you to remember the importance of keeping track of your blood pressure.
    February is heart health month, and as the month comes to an end, doctors want you to remember the importance of keeping track of your blood pressure.
  • Healthier Me: Sleep Genes

    Healthier Me: Sleep Genes

    How much sleep did you get last night? What about the night before? If the answer was less than six hours each night, chances are your body's not only tired... but also unhealthy. In Wednesday's Healthier
    How much sleep did you get last night? What about the night before? If the answer was less than six hours each night, chances are your body's not only tired... but also unhealthy. In Wednesday's Healthier
  • Healthier Me: Drinking Water Chemicals & Cancer

    Healthier Me: Drinking Water Chemicals & Cancer

    In Wednesday's Healthier Me, a new report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) says chemicals used to treat our drinking water could lead to health problems. After analyzing 2011 water quality
    In Wednesday's Healthier Me, a new report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) says chemicals used to treat our drinking water could lead to health problems. After analyzing 2011 water quality
  • Healthier Me: Olive Oil

    Healthier Me: Olive Oil

    In Wednesday's Healthier Me, nutritionists have long touted the heart-healthy benefits of extra-virgin olive oil. We've got some pointers on how you can optimize its good effects.
    In Wednesday's Healthier Me, nutritionists have long touted the heart-healthy benefits of extra-virgin olive oil. We've got some pointers on how you can optimize its good effects.
  • Healthier Me: Dance Injuries

    Healthier Me: Dance Injuries

    When it comes to keeping kids active, concussions have been a major concern for parents recently -- yet doctors are also seeing a significant jump with a different type of injury in a popular after-school activity.
    When it comes to keeping kids active, concussions have been a major concern for parents recently -- yet doctors are also seeing a significant jump with a different type of injury in a popular after-school activity.
  • Healthier Me: Gastric Bypass & Diabetes

    Healthier Me: Gastric Bypass & Diabetes

    In Tuesday's Healthier Me, a new study has found an additional benefit of gastric bypass surgery.
    In Tuesday's Healthier Me, a new study has found an additional benefit of gastric bypass surgery.
  • Healthier Me: Young Women & Breast Cancer

    Healthier Me: Young Women & Breast Cancer

    In Tuesday's Healthier Me, the number of young women diagnosed with advanced breast cancer is growing. Researchers at the Seattle Children's Hospital studied trends in breast cancer diagnosis from
    In Tuesday's Healthier Me, the number of young women diagnosed with advanced breast cancer is growing. Researchers at the Seattle Children's Hospital studied trends in breast cancer diagnosis from
  • Healthier Me: The Melody Valve

    Healthier Me: The Melody Valve

    In Tuesday's Healthier Me, a new minimally invasive procedure piece of technology called the Melody Valve is making a big difference in the way doctors approach heart surgery.
    In Tuesday's Healthier Me, a new minimally invasive procedure piece of technology called the Melody Valve is making a big difference in the way doctors approach heart surgery.
  • Healthier Me: Earaches

    Healthier Me: Earaches

    In Monday's Healthier Me, ear infections are a common condition suffered by many babies and toddlers, and some new guidelines out this week could help parents make better decisions on how to treat it.
    In Monday's Healthier Me, ear infections are a common condition suffered by many babies and toddlers, and some new guidelines out this week could help parents make better decisions on how to treat it.
  • Healthier Me: Nap Power

    Healthier Me: Nap Power

    Goods news for all you nap fans! In Friday's Healthier Me, a new study from the University of Lubeck in Germany and published in the European Journal of Neuroscience  suggests we should go back to
    Goods news for all you nap fans! In Friday's Healthier Me, a new study from the University of Lubeck in Germany and published in the European Journal of Neuroscience  suggests we should go back to
  • Healthier Me: Hottest Slimming Superfoods

    Healthier Me: Hottest Slimming Superfoods

    You hear about them everywhere -- superfoods. They are natural and nutrient dense, packing a punch and promising health and wellness in a tiny pill. "I have been taking supplements for years," Houstonian
    You hear about them everywhere -- superfoods. They are natural and nutrient dense, packing a punch and promising health and wellness in a tiny pill.
  • Healthier Me: Flu Vaccine Disappoints

    Healthier Me: Flu Vaccine Disappoints

    In Thursday's Healthier Me, health officials say this season's flu shot is only 9% effective in helping seniors fight the flu. Though the flu vaccine tends to protect younger people better than the elderly
    In Thursday's Healthier Me, health officials say this season's flu shot is only 9% effective in helping seniors fight the flu. Though the flu vaccine tends to protect younger people better than the elderly
  • Healthier Me: Organic Tomatoes

    Healthier Me: Organic Tomatoes

    In Thursday's Healthier Me, researchers say organic tomatoes contain more nutrients than those that are conventionally grown. A Brazilian study compared the weights and properties of tomatoes from
    In Thursday's Healthier Me, researchers say organic tomatoes contain more nutrients than those that are conventionally grown. A Brazilian study compared the weights and properties of tomatoes from
  • Healthier Me: Cell Phones & Health Risks

    Healthier Me: Cell Phones & Health Risks

    While cell phones have only been widely used for about 15 years now -- meaning it may be too early to tell what effects they might have on our health -- there are some precautions you can take.
    While cell phones have only been widely used for about 15 years now -- meaning it may be too early to tell what effects they might have on our health -- there are some precautions you can take.
  • Healthier Me: Sports Injuries

    Healthier Me: Sports Injuries

    With tournaments just around the corner and high school athletes coming into their prime, it's also prime time for athletic injuries.  In Wednesday's Healthier Me, Valley News Team's Lisa Budeau has
    With tournaments just around the corner and high school athletes coming into their prime, it's also prime time for athletic injuries.  In Wednesday's Healthier Me, Valley News Team's Lisa Budeau has
  • Healthier Me: New Deadly Virus

    Healthier Me: New Deadly Virus

    In Wednesday's Healthier Me, we've got a new update on a mysterious and dangerous new virus. The World Health Organization says at least a dozen people have become sick with a new viral infection called
    In Wednesday's Healthier Me, we've got a new update on a mysterious and dangerous new virus. The World Health Organization says at least a dozen people have become sick with a new viral infection called
  • Healthier Me: Fatal Drug Overdoses

    Healthier Me: Fatal Drug Overdoses

    In Wednesday's Healthier Me, the rate of fatal drug overdoses in the United States has risen for the 11th year in a row. According to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics, 38,000
    In Wednesday's Healthier Me, the rate of fatal drug overdoses in the United States has risen for the 11th year in a row. According to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics, 38,000
  • Healthier Me: Unapproved Flu Meds

    Healthier Me: Unapproved Flu Meds

    In Tuesday's Healthier Me, the FDA is advising people to avoid purchasing certain flu medications online. Regulators have sent warning letters to 10 online retailers selling so-called 'generic Tamiflu,'
    In Tuesday's Healthier Me, the FDA is advising people to avoid purchasing certain flu medications online. Regulators have sent warning letters to 10 online retailers selling so-called 'generic Tamiflu,'
  • Healthier Me: Pregnancy & Caffeine

    Healthier Me: Pregnancy & Caffeine

    In Tuesday's Healthier Me, a Swedish study of 60,000 pregnancies found correlations between mothers' caffeine consumption during pregnancy and both late births and low birth weights in their newborns.
    In Tuesday's Healthier Me, a Swedish study of 60,000 pregnancies found correlations between mothers' caffeine consumption during pregnancy and both late births and low birth weights in their newborns.
  • Healthier Me: Gym Boredom

    Healthier Me: Gym Boredom

    Are you bored with the gym? Do you need help staying motivated? In Tuesday's Healthier Me, we've got a couple of tips from the experts to help you out.
    Are you bored with the gym? Do you need help staying motivated? In Tuesday's Healthier Me, we've got a couple of tips from the experts to help you out.
  • Healthier Me: Kids Suffering With Bronchiolitis

    Healthier Me: Kids Suffering With Bronchiolitis

    Doctors are seeing a lot of kids with bad coughs these days. Sanford Health pediatrician, Dr. Chris Tiongson says he is seeing 20 to 30 kids a day at the Pediatric Walk-in Clinic with bronchiolitis. That's
    Doctors are seeing a lot of kids with bad coughs these days. Sanford Health pediatrician, Dr. Chris Tiongson says he is seeing 20 to 30 kids a day at the Pediatric Walk-in Clinic with bronchiolitis. That's
  • Healthier Me: STI Rates

    Healthier Me: STI Rates

    In Thursday's Healthier Me, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued two new studies of sexually transmitted infections (STI's) today. The studies reveal that the 8 most common STI's --
    In Thursday's Healthier Me, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued two new studies of sexually transmitted infections (STI's) today. The studies reveal that the 8 most common STI's --
  • Healthier Me: Breastfeeding

    Healthier Me: Breastfeeding

    When it comes to new babies, doctors say breast is best, but it's not always easy for new moms to stick with it.   In Wednesday's Healthier Me, the Affordable Care Act is giving breastfeeding mothers
    When it comes to new babies, doctors say breast is best, but it's not always easy for new moms to stick with it.   In Wednesday's Healthier Me, the Affordable Care Act is giving breastfeeding mothers
  • Healthier Me: Folic Acid & Autism

    Healthier Me: Folic Acid & Autism

    In Wednesday's Healthier Me, a new study published in JAMA by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo, Norway, and Columbia University suggests that women who take a certain supplement might
    In Wednesday's Healthier Me, a new study published in JAMA by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo, Norway, and Columbia University suggests that women who take a certain supplement might
  • Healthier Me: Hospital Infections

    Healthier Me: Hospital Infections

    In Tuesday's Healthier Me, thousands of lives have been saved since hospitals made an increased effort to prevent common types of infections. The number of bloodstream infections associated with central
    In Tuesday's Healthier Me, thousands of lives have been saved since hospitals made an increased effort to prevent common types of infections. The number of bloodstream infections associated with central
  • Healthier Me: Inaccurate Supplement Dosing

    Healthier Me: Inaccurate Supplement Dosing

    In Tuesday's Healthier Me, a new study reveals that your vitamin bottle's contents may not match its label! Researchers tested Vitamin-D pills sold in five mainstream grocery stores from 12 different
    In Tuesday's Healthier Me, a new study reveals that your vitamin bottle's contents may not match its label! Researchers tested Vitamin-D pills sold in five mainstream grocery stores from 12 different
  • Healthier Me: Core Muscles

    Healthier Me: Core Muscles

    In Tuesday's Healthier Me, if you've ever wondered where movie stars and fitness gurus get their great abs, experts say they probably come from working on the core muscles... But what's the difference between core and abs?
    In Tuesday's Healthier Me, if you've ever wondered where movie stars and fitness gurus get their great abs, experts say they probably come from working on the core muscles... But what's the difference between core and abs?
  • Healthier Me: Low-Cal Menus

    Healthier Me: Low-Cal Menus

    In Friday's Healthier Me, a new report reveals that low-calorie menu items are gaining popularity and beefing up restaurant sales. A study of 21 fast food and sit-down restaurant chains found low-cal
    In Friday's Healthier Me, a new report reveals that low-calorie menu items are gaining popularity and beefing up restaurant sales. A study of 21 fast food and sit-down restaurant chains found low-cal
  • Healthier Me: Job Stress & Cancer

    Healthier Me: Job Stress & Cancer

    In Friday's Healthier Me,  you can blame a lot on the boss -- but probably not cancer; a new review of research finds no correlation between work-related stress and the development of various cancers. The
    In Friday's Healthier Me,  you can blame a lot on the boss -- but probably not cancer; a new review of research finds no correlation between work-related stress and the development of various cancers. The
  • Healthier Me: Dog with Prosthetic Paw Inspires Therapy Patients

    Healthier Me: Dog with Prosthetic Paw Inspires Therapy Patients

    We don't always do stories about animal, but in Friday's Healthier Me we are, because an up-and-coming therapy dog is turning heads and stealing hearts! Eleven-week-old Lily is missing a paw due to
    We don't always do stories about animal, but in Friday's Healthier Me we are, because an up-and-coming therapy dog is turning heads and stealing hearts! Eleven-week-old Lily is missing a paw due to
  • Healthier Me: MN Flu Deaths Continue

    Healthier Me: MN Flu Deaths Continue

    In Thursday's Healthier Me, while the flu season may have peaked in Minnesota, the state is still reporting flu-related deaths with 15 more flu deaths confirmed by the State Department of Health in the
    In Thursday's Healthier Me, while the flu season may have peaked in Minnesota, the state is still reporting flu-related deaths with 15 more flu deaths confirmed by the State Department of Health in the
  • Healthier Me: Alcohol & Diet Soda

    Healthier Me: Alcohol & Diet Soda

    In Thursday's Healthier Me, if you like sweet mixed drinks, a new study from the University of North Texas and published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research suggests that you might want to
    In Thursday's Healthier Me, if you like sweet mixed drinks, a new study from the University of North Texas and published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research suggests that you might want to
  • 13th Cares for Kids Radiothon Starts Today

    13th Cares for Kids Radiothon Starts Today

    For the 13th year in a row the Cares for Kids Radiothon is underway at Sanford Children's in Fargo. Last year over 20,000 children relied on services from Sanford Children's Hospital in Fargo.
    For the 13th year in a row the Cares for Kids Radiothon is underway at Sanford Children's in Fargo. Last year over 20,000 children relied on services from Sanford Children's Hospital in Fargo.
  • Healthier Me: Omega-3 & Healthier Burgers

    Healthier Me: Omega-3 & Healthier Burgers

    In Wednesday's Healthier Me, an American food favorite just got healthier!   Kansas State University Professor of Animal & Industry Jim Drouillard is creating USDA-approved Omega-3-enriched ground
    Getting your daily intake of Omega-3 fatty acids could soon be as easy as biting into a burger. 
    How it works, and when you could taste the product.
  • Healthier Me: Smoking Rates Higher Among the Mentally Ill

    Healthier Me: Smoking Rates Higher Among the Mentally Ill

    In Tuesday's Healthier Me, researchers at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say smoking rates are significantly higher among adults with a mental illness.  The new report finds that
    In Tuesday's Healthier Me, researchers at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say smoking rates are significantly higher among adults with a mental illness.  The new report finds that
  • Healthier Me: Hospice Becoming More Mainstream

    Healthier Me: Hospice Becoming More Mainstream

    In Tuesday's Healthier Me, more dying patients are opting for hospice care now than did 10 years ago, but they are also spending more time receiving aggressive, potentially painful, and possibly unnecessary
    In Tuesday's Healthier Me, more dying patients are opting for hospice care now than did 10 years ago, but they are also spending more time receiving aggressive, potentially painful, and possibly unnecessary
  • Healthier Me: Colds & Cold Weather

    Healthier Me: Colds & Cold Weather

    In Tuesday's Healthier Me, there's certainly a lot going around this time of year, but is it the cold weather that's to blame for the common cold? Doctors say temperature shifts don't cause illness, Pediatrician
    In Tuesday's Healthier Me, there's certainly a lot going around this time of year, but is it the cold weather that's to blame for the common cold? Doctors say temperature shifts don't cause illness, Pediatrician
  • Healthier Me: New TB Vaccine Tests Poorly

    Healthier Me: New TB Vaccine Tests Poorly

    In Monday's Healthier Me, tuberculosis (TB) affects over eight million people worldwide, but the current vaccine is only marginally effective, and it's not available in the United States.
    In Monday's Healthier Me, tuberculosis (TB) affects over eight million people worldwide, but the current vaccine is only marginally effective, and it's not available in the United States. 
  • Healthier Me: Energy Drinks & Teens

    Healthier Me: Energy Drinks & Teens

    In Monday's Healthier Me, doctors have long warned potentially dangerous effects of energy drinks on the teenage body, and now a new study published in Pediatrics in Review (a journal of the American
    In Monday's Healthier Me, doctors have long warned potentially dangerous effects of energy drinks on the teenage body, and now a new study published in Pediatrics in Review (a journal of the American
  • Healthier Me: Go Red for Women

    Healthier Me: Go Red for Women

    In Friday's Healthier Me, it's national Go Red for Women day, and people across the country -- including plenty here in the valley --  showed their support in the fight against women's heart disease. People
    In Friday's Healthier Me, it's national Go Red for Women day, and people across the country -- including plenty here in the valley --  showed their support in the fight against women's heart disease. People
  • Healthier Me: Cough & Cold Syrups Recalled

    Healthier Me: Cough & Cold Syrups Recalled

    In Friday's Healthier Me, 2.3 million bottles of cough and cold syrup are being recalled because the child safety caps could fail. Pharmaceutical maker Novartis issued the voluntary recall of Triaminic
    In Friday's Healthier Me, 2.3 million bottles of cough and cold syrup are being recalled because the child safety caps could fail. Pharmaceutical maker Novartis issued the voluntary recall of Triaminic
  • Healthier Me: Sanford Hosts Treadmill Challenge

    Healthier Me: Sanford Hosts Treadmill Challenge

    In Friday's Healthier Me, it's national Go Red for Women day, sponsored by the American Heart Association, and Sanford took part in their own way with a treadmill challenge. All seven Sanford Cardiac
    In Friday's Healthier Me, it's national Go Red for Women day, sponsored by the American Heart Association, and Sanford took part in their own way with a treadmill challenge. All seven Sanford Cardiac
  • Healthier Me: Flu Declining, Still Widespread

    Healthier Me: Flu Declining, Still Widespread

    In Friday's Healthier Me, the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show 42 states with widespread flu activity.
    In Friday's Healthier Me, the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show 42 states with widespread flu activity.
  • Putting a Healthy Kick on Super Bowl Snacks

    Putting a Healthy Kick on Super Bowl Snacks

    Millions of American's will watch the Super Bowl this weekend and millions will indulge in some tasty snacks. Even though those snacks may taste good, they're not the best for you. Bri Srnsky, a Sanford
    Millions of American's will watch the Super Bowl this weekend and millions will indulge in some tasty snacks. Even though those snacks may taste good, they're not the best for you. Bri Srnsky, a Sanford
  • Healthier Me: Winter Blues & Vitamin D

    Healthier Me: Winter Blues & Vitamin D

    Have you been feeling a little more tired or maybe even a little depressed lately? You are not alone.  It's a common problem during the winter.   Sanford Health Dietician, Linda Bartholomay says we're
    Have you been feeling a little more tired or maybe even a little depressed lately? You are not alone. It's a common problem during the winter. 
  • Healthier Me: Time Your Meals to Lose Weight

    Healthier Me: Time Your Meals to Lose Weight

    In tonight's Healthier Me, a new study by Harvard researchers suggests that when you eat is as important as what you eat if you're trying to lose weight. The study followed a group of people enrolled
    In tonight's Healthier Me, a new study by Harvard researchers suggests that when you eat is as important as what you eat if you're trying to lose weight. The study followed a group of people enrolled
  • Healthier Me: Heart Disease & Cognitive Issues

    Healthier Me: Heart Disease & Cognitive Issues

    In today's Healthier Me, new research from the Mayo Clinic points to heart disease as a significant risk factor for developing mild cognitive impairment. In the study, heart disease patients were twice
    In today's Healthier Me, new research from the Mayo Clinic points to heart disease as a significant risk factor for developing mild cognitive impairment. In the study, heart disease patients were twice
  • Healthier Me: The Norovirus

    Healthier Me: The Norovirus

    A new strain of the norovirus is sweeping through the US as we reach the peak of the winter flu season. Valley News Live's Healthier Me has what you'll need to know to stay healthy. Just the Facts:
    A new strain of the norovirus is sweeping through the US as we reach the peak of the winter flu season. Valley News Live's Healthier Me has what you'll need to know to stay healthy. Just the Facts:
  • Healthier Me: Frequent Multi-Taskers Are Bad At It

    Healthier Me: Frequent Multi-Taskers Are Bad At It

    Some of us think we're good at multi-tasking, but in tonight's Healthier Me, new research suggests we probably aren't.      Multi-tasking is considered a plus on most resumes; apparently doing it well
    Some of us think we're good at multi-tasking, but in tonight's Healthier Me, new research suggests we probably aren't.      Multi-tasking is considered a plus on most resumes; apparently doing it well
  • Healthier Me: FDA Considering Stricter Painkiller Guidelines

    Healthier Me: FDA Considering Stricter Painkiller Guidelines

    In tonight's Healthier Me, Drug Enforcement Administration officials have asked the Food & Drug Administration to consider stricter prescription rules for painkillers.
    In tonight's Healthier Me, Drug Enforcement Administration officials have asked the Food & Drug Administration to consider stricter prescription rules for painkillers.
  • Healthier Me: Overmedicated

    Healthier Me: Overmedicated

    In tonight's Healthier Me, if you're spending the day sick in bed -- and many of us have in the past month -- be careful what you take to fight the flu; many times, people take too much of a good thing,
    In tonight's Healthier Me, if you're spending the day sick in bed -- and many of us have in the past month -- be careful what you take to fight the flu; many times, people take too much of a good thing,
  • Healthier Me: Medically Managed Weight Loss Program at Sanford Health

    Healthier Me: Medically Managed Weight Loss Program at Sanford Health

    New Year's resolutions to lose weight are being met with pitches from gyms and several different weight loss plans. But, working with your doctor to lose weight might be the best plan. Audrey Richardson:
    New Year's resolutions to lose weight are being met with pitches from gyms and several different weight loss plans. But, working with your doctor to lose weight might be the best plan. Audrey Richardson:
  • Babies & Back Pain

    Babies & Back Pain

    New moms can get a real workout just carrying everything when they leave the house with the baby, but sometimes that bundle of joy can bring a lot of back pain.   Julia Jacques has a lot on her hands
    New moms can get a real workout just carrying everything when they leave the house with the baby, but sometimes that bundle of joy can bring a lot of back pain.   Julia Jacques has a lot on her hands
  • Obesity & Fatal Crashes

    Obesity & Fatal Crashes

    In tonight's Healthier Me, here's another reason to stick with that new year's resolution to lose weight: a new study has found that obese adults are more likely to die in a car crash.      Researchers
    In tonight's Healthier Me, here's another reason to stick with that new year's resolution to lose weight: a new study has found that obese adults are more likely to die in a car crash.      Researchers
  • Hospital Readmittance Rates

    Hospital Readmittance Rates

    In tonight's Healthier Me, nearly 1 in 5 hospitalized patients is re-admitted or visits the emergency room within a month of their discharge.      In a new study from Yale University, researches looked
    In tonight's Healthier Me, nearly 1 in 5 hospitalized patients is re-admitted or visits the emergency room within a month of their discharge.      In a new study from Yale University, researches looked
  • Study Links Asthma & Fast Food

    Study Links Asthma & Fast Food

    In tonight's Healthier Me, a new study suggests kids who eat a lot of fast food have an increased risk of the most common chronic illness in children: asthma.      It's the kind of food we grab because
    In tonight's Healthier Me, a new study suggests kids who eat a lot of fast food have an increased risk of the most common chronic illness in children: asthma.      It's the kind of food we grab because
  • Childhood Obesity May Be Leveling Off

    Childhood Obesity May Be Leveling Off

    Over the past decade, researchers have tracked and compared the prevalence of obesity among 3- and 4-year-old children living in New York City and Los Angeles County, and the results are encouraging.
    Over the past decade, researchers have tracked and compared the prevalence of obesity among 3- and 4-year-old children living in New York City and Los Angeles County, and the results are encouraging.
  • More Flu Cases Prompt Visitor Restrictions at Sanford

    More Flu Cases Prompt Visitor Restrictions at Sanford

    Influenza has been wreaking havoc in North Dakota. In an effort to protect patients from being exposed to the virus, Sanford Health Fargo is imposing a visitor restriction at some of its Fargo locations
    Influenza has been wreaking havoc in North Dakota. In an effort to protect patients from being exposed to the virus, Sanford Health Fargo is imposing a visitor restriction at some of its Fargo locations until the number of cases decrease.
  • Smoking May Make Bladder Cancer More Aggressive

    Smoking May Make Bladder Cancer More Aggressive

    In tonight's Healthier Me, a new study has showed that smoking not only raises the risk of developing bladder cancer, it also increases the chance that smokers will have an aggressive form.
    In tonight's Healthier Me, a new study has showed that smoking not only raises the risk of developing bladder cancer, it also increases the chance that smokers will have an aggressive form.
  • Brain Injuries and Contact Sports

    Brain Injuries and Contact Sports

    In tonight's Healthier Me, if your child wants to play football, soccer, or dreams of becoming a cheerleader, the threat of head injury has likely become a serious topic of discussion.
    In tonight's Healthier Me, if your child wants to play football, soccer, or dreams of becoming a cheerleader, the threat of head injury has likely become a serious topic of discussion.
  • Americans Can't Afford to Stay Home

    Americans Can't Afford to Stay Home

    It's raising health risks for everyone -- especially this year, with the flu outbreak hitting early and particularly hard.
    It's raising health risks for everyone -- especially this year, with the flu outbreak hitting early and particularly hard.
  • Coca-Cola Launches Obesity Ad

    Coca-Cola Launches Obesity Ad

    Coke says the TV ads are part of a larger campaign that looks at fighting obesity by encouraging exercise and featuring more diet options at soda fountains.

    Coke says the TV ads are part of a larger campaign that looks at fighting obesity by encouraging exercise and featuring more diet options at soda fountains.
  • Berries May Ward Off Heart Attacks

    Berries May Ward Off Heart Attacks

    Fruits and vegetables like grapes and eggplant are high in flavonoids, which have been shown in lab studies to have heart-healthy effects.
    Fruits and vegetables like grapes and eggplant are high in flavonoids, which have been shown in lab studies to have heart-healthy effects.
  • Webcams Helping To Monitor At-Risk Babies

    Webcams Helping To Monitor At-Risk Babies

    The arrival of a new baby is an amazing time for a family, but for those whose babies have to spend days or weeks in a neonatal intensive care unit, the time apart can be very difficult.
    The arrival of a new baby is an amazing time for a family, but for those whose babies have to spend days or weeks in a neonatal intensive care unit, the time apart can be very difficult.
  • Flu Spreads Through 47 States

    Flu Spreads Through 47 States

    It's astonishing: almost every state in the nation has reported widespread flu activity -- 47 states in all, according to the CDC's latest numbers.
    It's astonishing: almost every state in the nation has reported widespread flu activity -- 47 states in all, according to the CDC's latest numbers.
  • Hospital Uses Bleach to Kill Illness

    Hospital Uses Bleach to Kill Illness

    "People that get [C. difficile] can get diarrhea 22 times a day, which you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy," -- Dawn Twenge, Fairview Southdale Infection Preventionist
    "People that get [C. difficile] can get diarrhea 22 times a day, which you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy," -- Dawn Twenge, Fairview Southdale Infection Preventionist
  • New Warnings on Sleeping Drugs

    New Warnings on Sleeping Drugs

    New data from driving simulations and blood tests show that sleep drugs like Ambien, Ambien CR, and ZolpiMist can still be active the morning after use and could impair driving.
    New data from driving simulations and blood tests show that sleep drugs like Ambien, Ambien CR, and ZolpiMist can still be active the morning after use and could impair driving.
  • Healthy Eating

    Healthy Eating

    In tonight's Healthier Me, while skipping meals may seem like a good weight loss strategy, it can backfire. If you battle with your weight, remember this: eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince,
    If you battle with your weight, remember this: eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.
  • Is It Influenza or a Stomach Bug?

    Is It Influenza or a Stomach Bug?

    People sometimes confuse the two. While many of the symptoms cross over, there are also some big differences!
    People sometimes confuse the two. While many of the symptoms cross over, there are also some big differences!
  • Too Much Sitting

    Too Much Sitting

    Is too much sitting taking years off your life?      In tonight's Healthier Me, obesity researcher Dr. James Levine says sitting at your desk all day is a lethal activity.       Levine treats obesity
    A Mayo Clinic obesity researcher says sitting at your desk all day is a lethal activity.
  • Vitamin D Does Not Ease Painful Knees

    Vitamin D Does Not Ease Painful Knees

    In tonight's Healthier Me, a new study has found that vitamin D supplements do not ease painful knees, despite some promising earlier research.      Researchers at Tufts Medical Center in Boston
    A new study by the Tufts Medical Center in Boston has found that vitamin D supplements do not ease painful knees, despite some promising earlier research.
  • No TV for Baby

    No TV for Baby

    In tonight's Healthier Me, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have determined that TV should not be used to calm or entertain fussy babies after observing more than 200
    Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have determined that TV should not be used to calm or entertain fussy babies.
  • Flu Season Could Be Most Severe in Years

    Flu Season Could Be Most Severe in Years

    In tonight's Healthier Me, health officials say this flu season is shaping up to be one of the worst in recent years; according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu was widespread
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu was widespread in 41 states during the last week of December.
  • New Research Linking Epilepsy and Migraines

    New Research Linking Epilepsy and Migraines

    In tonight's Healthier Me, new research reveals a link between epilepsy and migraine headaches.      A study of more than 700 epilepsy patients found that migraines were much more common among those
    Researchers say a specific gene or gene sequence is likely to blame for both.
  • Saturated Fats May Reduce Male Fertility

    Saturated Fats May Reduce Male Fertility

    In tonight's Healthier Me, new research reveals a man's fertility may be affected by what he eats; a study of 700 young men found that those who ate the most saturated fats had a 41% lower sperm count
    New findings suggest that a diet high in saturated fats may harm male fertility.
  • Dirty Gyms

    Dirty Gyms

    In tonight's Healthier Me, the quest for good health can actually make you sick; the gym is like a petri dish into which every member is shedding bacteria, viruses, and fungi.      To find out just
    This is a busy time for gyms and fitness clubs, and while the exercise may be good for you, what you may not know is that gyms are infested with germs.
  • Drowsy Driving

    Drowsy Driving

    In tonight's Healthier Me, most people understand the dangers of driving after too many drinks, but driving while drowsy can be just as dangerous.      Although data from the National Highway Traffic
    In tonight's Healthier Me, most people understand the dangers of driving after too many drinks, but driving while drowsy can be just as dangerous.      Although data from the National Highway Traffic
  • New Research on HIV Vaccine

    New Research on HIV Vaccine

    In tonight's Healthier Me, Spanish researchers say they've developed a therapeutic vaccine to temporarily halt the spread of HIV in infected patients.      Scientists at the University of Barcelona
    In tonight's Healthier Me, Spanish researchers say they've developed a therapeutic vaccine to temporarily halt the spread of HIV in infected patients.      Scientists at the University of Barcelona
  • Medically Managed Weight Loss

    Medically Managed Weight Loss

    In tonight's Healthier Me, are you sick of hearing about it yet -- all those gym memberships targeting people looking to turn their lives around this year? Working with your doctor to lose weight
    Feeling less-than-certain about achieving your new year's weight-loss goals? We bring you an encouraging success story from one local woman and her doctor.
  • Influenza Cases Are Spiking Among Children

    Influenza Cases Are Spiking Among Children

    Influenza is "What's Going Around" as we start the new year. Sanford Health pediatricians are seeing a lot of sick kids these days. Dr. Tracie Newman says in the last two weeks the number of patients
    Influenza is "What's Going Around" as we start the new year. Sanford Health pediatricians are seeing a lot of sick kids these days. Dr. Tracie Newman says in the last two weeks the number of patients
  • Making Your Resolution a Reality

    Making Your Resolution a Reality

    The new year is a time of celebration and renewed hope, and with that often comes a set of new resolutions; sticking to those goals takes a bit of planning. It's easy to make new year's resolutions,
    In tonight's Healthier Me, we've got some tried and true ways to make your resolutions a reality.
  • Domestic Violence In Teen Relationships

    Domestic Violence In Teen Relationships

    In tonight's Healthier Me, domestic violence doesn't just affect adults; one in four teens in the U-S will be in a violent relationship, and one outreach group says less than half of teens in abusive
    In tonight's Healthier Me, domestic violence doesn't just affect adults; one in four teens in the US will be in a violent relationship.
  • AAP to Schools: More Playtime, Physicians, and Nurses

    AAP to Schools: More Playtime, Physicians, and Nurses

    In tonight's Healthier Me, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) encourages schools to let kids have their playtime; recess offers cognitive, physical, and social benefits to young children.
    In tonight's Healthier Me, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) encourages schools to let kids have their playtime; recess offers cognitive, physical, and social benefits to young children.
  • Sticking to Your Resolutions

    Sticking to Your Resolutions

    The new year is almost here, and that means millions of Americans will make resolutions to try to improve their lives. Unfortunately, most will not succeed. But there are some tips on how to make resolutions
    The new year is almost here, and that means millions of Americans will make resolutions to try to improve their lives. Unfortunately... most will not succeed. Here are some tips on how to make resolutions you can reach.
  • Mangoes Can Help Fight Cancer

    Mangoes Can Help Fight Cancer

    In tonight's Healthier Me, need an easy way to add cancer-fighting food to your diet? Grab a mango! Mangoes are a sweet treat that are packed with antioxidants, and lupeol, one of the antioxidants
    If healthy eating is your new year's resolution, mangoes are a great place to start!
  • The Power of Pomegranate

    The Power of Pomegranate

    In tonight's Healthier Me, some tasty good news: pomegranate can add flair to meals while lowering the risk for prostate cancer; studies recently found that drinking pomegranate juice may prevent
    In tonight's Healthier Me, some tasty good news: pomegranate can add flair to meals while lowering the risk for prostate cancer
  • Are Those Holiday Leftovers Safe to Eat?

    Are Those Holiday Leftovers Safe to Eat?

    In tonight's Healthier Me, part of the fun of the holidays is eating a big family meal and enjoying the delicious leftovers, and following a few simple rules can keep your food safe. For starters,
    We tend to have lots of leftovers during the holidays, and it's essential to know how to prepare and eat them safely to prevent food poisoning.
  • Texting 911

    Texting 911

    In tonight's Healthier Me, "calling 911" could someday become "texting 911." With more people communicating through text messages, the federal government thinks texting should be another way
    In tonight's Healthier Me, "calling 911" could someday become "texting 911." With more people communicating through text messages, the federal government thinks texting should be another way
  • Huge Jump in Whooping Cough Cases

    Huge Jump in Whooping Cough Cases

    More than 4,300 Minnesotans were diagnosed with whooping cough in 2012, far more than any year since World War II. A quarter of the cases were among children ages 9 to 12. Experts say the reason for
    More than 4,300 Minnesotans were diagnosed with whooping cough in 2012.  Far more than in any year since World War II.
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