Category: Access Health

RSV Impacting the Community

Ada, MN — Sickness is making its rounds through the community and in a variety of different forms. While that’s not new coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, COVID is perhaps of least concern at the moment. Nurse Tracy Johnson of Norman-Mahnomen Public Health says of all the different illnesses impacting the community right now,…
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November 30, 2022 0

BlueCross BlueShield Survey Indicates Seniors Feeling Better About their Health

Minnesota — A new survey from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota finds that the state’s seniors are feeling better about their health in 2022—and intend to take precautions to protect it. Specifically, the percentage who feel “in control” of their own health has jumped from 29-percent last year to 56-percent this year. What’s…
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September 15, 2022 0

Essentia Health in Ada Hosting Virtual Health Fair

Ada, MN — Essentia Health in Ada won’t be hosting their annual health fair again this fall, however they are providing an opportunity for community members to get the usual health fair lab work and screenings that they normally would get at the event. Angie Skyberg with Essentia Health in Ada says this week, September…
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September 12, 2022 0

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