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This Week is National Public Health Week

Ada, MN — During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation’s health. Sarah Kjono of Norman-Mahnomen…
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April 4, 2022 0

February is American Heart Month

Ada, MN — February is American Heart Month, a month dedicated to encouraging Americans to live healthier and happier lives to reduce heart disease. According to the CDC, about 659,000 people in the United States die from heart disease each year. That roughly 1 out of every 4 deaths! Risk factors for heart disease include…
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February 3, 2022 0

Norman-Mahnomen Public Health to Continue Their Healthy Homes Initiative

Ada, MN — Environmental hazards in the home harm millions of children each year. In 1999, in response to a Congressional Directive over concerns about child environmental health, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) launched its Healthy Homes Initiative (HHI) to protect children and their families from housing-related health and safety hazards.…
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January 28, 2022 0

COVID & Other Illnesses Taking Over in Norman County

Ada, MN — The omicron variant of COVID-19 has now become widespread in our area communities, causing some school districts to scramble to find staff or even institute flex or e-learning days. Tracy Johnson of Norman-Mahnomen Public Health is the school nurse for the Ada-Borup-West and Norman County East School Districts. She says testing is…
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January 24, 2022 0

Prepare a Winter Survival Kit for Your Travels

Ada, MN — This past weekend we got a solid reminder of quickly the winter driving conditions can change and just how difficult it can be. Even the best drivers can find themselves stranded in the ditch during a winter storm. For those worst-case scenarios, it’s important for everyone to carry a winter survival kit…
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December 7, 2021 0

NMPH Hosting Virtual Listening Session for Setting Healthy Community Priorities

Ada, MN — Essentia Health and Norman-Mahnomen Public Health are inviting Norman County community members to be a part of a Planning Community Priorities virtual session, where they will learn about the accomplishments from the 2019 community health plan, the current state of health, and take part in brainstorming session to assist in setting the…
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October 26, 2021 0

As COVID Cases Trend Similar to Last Fall, Demand for Testing Reaches All-Time High

Ada, MN — COVID-19 and it’s Delta Variant is continuing to spread at a rate that is similar to what we saw at it’s peak in November 2020. Sarah Kjono of Norman-Mahnomen Public Health joined KRJB for COVID-19 Conversation this past week and she compared some of the current data to last fall. Testing for…
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October 11, 2021 0

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Ada, MN — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer and to encourage women to be proactive in detection of it as well. Breast cancer is disease in which cancer cells form in the tissue of the breast. According to the National…
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October 4, 2021 0

NMPH: Trust the Facts When It Comes to COVID Vaccine

Ada, MN — The truth about the effectiveness COVID-19 vaccination is in the data. Data from the CDC and from local hospitals remains consistent in showing that those who are vaccinated are less likely to get COVID, and more importantly less likely to become hospitalized. The North Dakota Department of Health released data this past…
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September 27, 2021 0

Area Schools Enact Mask Mandates as COVID Surges in Students

Ada, MN — Just as school is back in session and students have been getting back together, Norman and Mahnomen County have seen a big uptick in COVID-19 cases. Since August 1st, which is around the time students began their fall practices, Norman County has seen 89 positive COVID-19 cases and Mahnomen County has reported…
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September 16, 2021 0