Tag: Public Health

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and we recently chatted with Polk-Norman-Mahnomen Public Health Family Nurse Practitioner Jami Mathews about cervical cancer and the importance of getting screened. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 14,000 new cases of invasive cervical cancer are diagnosed annually, and 4,290 women die each year as well. It…
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January 21, 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

Norman-Mahnomen Public Health Reminds Families of Required Immunizations

Ada, MN — While the COVID-19 vaccine is strongly being encouraged amongst students, it is not required. However, there are still a number of vaccines that are required for students depending on their age. That includes Meningococcal, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, and Rubella, Polio,  and Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many school…
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August 31, 2021 0

Norman-Mahnomen Pubic Health: Vaccine Appointments Available this Week

Ada, MN — Norman-Mahnomen Public Health is still offering opportunities for anyone age 12 and older to get vaccinated. Currently both Norman and Mahnomen County lead the surrounding counties in regards to vaccination rates with both sitting at 63% vaccinated, but with Pfizer recently receiving full FDA approval the hope is that those with doubts…
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August 25, 2021 0

Norman County Seeing Spike in COVID-19

Ada, MN — Norman County went almost two months without a single confirmed case of COVID-19, but that’s all changed with the highly contagious Delta variant spreading across the country. A few cases had sprinkled in during the month of July and now during this past week, Norman County is averaging two new cases a…
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August 12, 2021 0

Students Who Want Vaccine Should Do So Soon to Avoid Quarantines When School Starts

Ada, MN — With the start of school roughly six weeks away, Norman-Mahnomen Public Health is encouraging students who want to be vaccinated to get the shot now if they want to avoid risking quarantines, especially for those involved in sports and extra-curricular activities. Tracy Johnson, school nurse for Ada-Borup-West and Norman County East Schools,…
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July 28, 2021 0