Category: Access Health

Norman-Mahnomen Public Health Recommends Annual Well-Child Check Ups Before School

Ada, MN — With just over a month before school starts, Norman-Mahnomen Public Health is reminding parents to make sure your child has their necessary immunizations and conducted the required physicals before they head back to class. In addition to what’s required, Tracy Johnson with Norman-Mahnomen Public Health recommends a well-child check up every year.…
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August 1, 2022 0

Start Transitioning to Back-to-School Sleep Patterns

Ada, MN — Whether your kids want to believe it or not, it’s time to start preparing for them to go back to school. Not only does that mean getting new clothes and new school supplies, but also starting to transition to those back-to-school sleep patterns. Tracy Johnson of Norman-Mahnomen Public Health says it takes…
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July 26, 2022 0

Essentia Health – Fosston Redirecting Labor and Delivery Services to Other Hospitals

Fosston, MN — Essentia Health in Fosston recently announced that they will be redirecting the labor and delivery services in their Obstetrics, or OB, program to other partner hospitals. Dr. Cheryl White and Dr. James Christiansen of Essentia Health provided an update on the situation during the KKCQ Food for Thought Program this week. Dr.…
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July 25, 2022 0

Be on the Lookout for Ticks! NW Minnesota at High to Moderate Risk for Tickborne Disease

Ada, MN — Spend enough time outdoors this weekend and it’s very likely you’ll find a tick or two or three crawling around skin or clothing, especially if you spend time in tall grass or the woods. Along with being creepy, ticks have been known to spread disease, but not all of them do.The two…
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May 27, 2022 0

1st Annual Alluma Night Set for May 19th in Crookston

Crookston, MN — Alluma, formerly known as the Northwestern Mental Health Center, welcomes all throughout the region to their 1st Annual Alluma Night on Thursday, May 19th at the University of Minnesota Crookston campus. Michelle Adolphsen of Alluma joined the Access Health program this weekend to talk more about the inaugural event. She says the…
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May 10, 2022 0

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

COVID-19 Testing Still Widely Available

Ada, MN — While we transition out of the pandemic, demand for COVID-19 testing has dwindled, but the opportunity to get tested is still widely available for those who need it. Sarah Kjono with Norman-Mahnomen Public Health says they have a good supply of at-home antigen tests available that can be picked up by request…
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March 31, 2022 0

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Fosston, MN — March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Grant Coauette of Essentia Health in Fosston joined our Access Health Program this weekend to spread awareness about the disease and encourage people to schedule a colonoscopy. Colorectal Cancer is one of the most common occurring cancers in the United States. Coauette says colon cancer…
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March 28, 2022 0

Impact Coalition Celebrates National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week

Ada, MN — This week the Norman-Mahnomen Impact Coalition is celebrating National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week, which is an annual, week-long, health observance that inspires dialogue about the science of drug use and addiction among youth. It provides an opportunity to bring together scientists, students, educators, healthcare providers, and community partners—to help advance the…
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March 24, 2022 0

Essentia Health Offering Virtual Advanced Care Planning Classes

Fargo, ND — Feel confident that you’ll get the health care you want, even when you’re no longer able communicate with doctors or loved ones by going through the process of creating of health care directive. Essentia Health wants to assist you in the process with a series of upcoming free advance care planning (ACP)…
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February 28, 2022 0