Resources for Parents
Parenting can be challenging but there is help available.
Measles Rates Increase in the United States
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that between January 1 and February 14, 2019, 127 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 10 states.
2019 Car Seat Checks
APRIL 9, 2019 CANCELED -Correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent. FDHU partnered with Ryan Dealerships offer FREE car seat checks once a month!
Immunizations Record Request
Please allow 10 days to receive copies of requested immunization records.
Through With Chew Week Feb. 18-22, 2019
Through With Chew Week is planned for February 18 - 22, 2019, with Thursday, February 21, designated as the Great American Spit Out. These annual events call attention to the health risks and dangers associated with smokeless tobacco use. Do you need help with quitting?
Game Winning Tips for Superbowl Sunday
Make sure your game day gathering is memorable for all the right reasons! Visit these great sites for tips on food safety during the big game!
Food Safety Tips for the Holidays
The CDC encourages holiday bakers and their helpers to 'Say No to Raw Dough'. Read more about this warning and follow the links for additional tips on how to prepare food safely for your holiday guests.
Cocktail Calculators-Rethinking Drinking
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)- Rethinking Drinking website offers great tools and resources to help with alcohol abuse and addiction.
Check out our latest newsletter- Your First Step To Health
Special Edition! See what services are available to you at First District Health Unit, Text 797979 to save the Poison Hotline to your mobile phone, plus read about the benefits of good sleep, a healthy breakfast, and more!
Fall Newsletter: Flu Season has arrived! Now offering flu shots-no appointment needed!
North Dakota's Governor Burgum declared September Suicide Prevention Month, walk-in flu shot clinic- extended hours-Nov. 8 until 7pm, and read how sipping on sugary drinks all day may be rotting your teeth!
Hantavirus-Related Death Reported in ND
People can be exposed to hantavirus by breathing in air contaminated with the virus when fresh rodent dropping, urine, or nesting materials are disturbed. The greatest risk is associated with exposure to rodent droppings in closed, dry areas. Hantavirus is not transmitted from person to person. Take these steps to help keep safe from this deadly virus.
Keeping Your Child's Health Right On Track!
Free Milestone Tracker app, New guidelines for WIC eligibility and children sservices offered at First District Health Unit!
WIC Increases Income Eligibility Guidelines
Effective May 1, 2018, a family of four can earn up to $3,870 each month (or $893 each week for the household) and still meet income eligibility requirements.
Will Insurance Cover Your Services at FDHU?
It is important for you to know which medical costs your plan will cover the day of your visit. Call your insurance company before every visit to check if you are covered.
Meningococcal B-Who Is At Risk?
Anyone can be infected with meningococcal disease. Adolescents and young adults are less likely than infants to be infected, but they are more likely to die from the infection. Although college students in general are not at a higher risk than other persons of the same age, there have been 3 outbreaks - and 2 deaths- on college campuses since 2008.
New Immunization Requirements for ND Students
NEW IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS for 11th & 12th grade students enrolling in the 2018-2019 school year. To help ensure your child is eligible for enrollment, we will be holding a clinic at your child's school.
Newsletter:The Opioid Epidemic-A Public Health Emergency
In 2016, 116 people died every day from opioid-related drug overdoses. In October of 2017, the Department. of Health and Human Services declared it is a public health epidemic.
Changes to Immunization Requirements for School, Daycare
The State of North Dakota has made several changes to the immunization requirements for kids in school and daycare.
We Have High Dose Flu Vaccine for 65 & Older
The "high dose" flu vaccine is designed specifically for people 65 and older.
Cooling Leftovers to Prevent Illness
We often hear about proper thawing and cooking to prevent bacteria growth in food, but cooling leftovers safely is just as important.
Metastatic Breast Cancer - the Fight That Never Ends
There's breast cancer, and then there's metastatic breast cancer. Join us Monday, October 30th at 6:30 for information - and inspiration - about living with metastatic breast cancer.
Underage Drinking - What Can Parents Do?
No matter the age of your child, you can start now to prevent underage drinking.
HIV - Have You Been Tested?
June 27 is National HIV Testing Day. Get tested for HIV at least once as part of your routine health care.
Newsletter: Suicide prevention, NPHW, and Text 911
Read about preventing suicide, National Public Health Week, Infant Immunization Month and more in this edition of Your First Step Into Health
The Danger of Furniture
Every 3 weeks a child is killed by a television tip-over. Don't let your child be one of them.
Newsletter: Amazing Eye Exams, Flu Shot Round-up, and More
Amazing Eye Exams, Flu Shot Round-up, and More
A Day in Your Life Thanks to Public Health
Public health affects your life in so many ways that we all take for granted.
Think Before You Drink
We've all heard the term binge drinking, but do you really know what it means?
Kick Start Classes Help You Quit
Class offered monthly to help you quit smoking or chewing!
Protect yourself and help stop the spread of salmonella
Food Poisoning: Most Common Culprits
The foods most associated with food poisoning, the gift that keeps on giving, and more in this edition of Your First Step Into Health.
Prevent Child Deaths From Heatstroke in Cars
So far this year in the US, 17 babies and kids have died from heatstroke in cars.
What's Causing Your Cough?
If you're coughing, but you aren't sure why, this guide might help.
Tips 4 Moms and Moms 2 B
Free text messages to keep you and your baby healthy!
ND Smoke Free Law
All public places and places of employment in North Dakota are smoke-free.
More Ways to Get Your Veggies
Fall is a great time of year to try new garden-fresh vegetables. If you aren't a vegetable fan, these ideas might help you work in more of the healthy stuff.
Quitting Tobacco? Let Us Help!
Several FREE programs are offered to help you quit smoking or chewing tobacco. We can help you find the one that suits you best.
Age-Appropriate Chores for Kids
Age-Appropriate Chores for Kids
Great information to help make your home safer.
Tattoos and Piercings - FAQ
Commonly asked questions about tattoos and piercings.
Raising Safe Kids - One Stage at a Time
Tips for keeping your child safe - no matter what the age.
Yard Sale? Watch for Recalled Products
The Consumer Product Safety Commission makes it easier to comply with the law prohibiting the sale of recalled merchandise.
Have you had a tetanus shot in the last 10 years?
Appointments required for nursing services
Effective September 1, 2008
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that
Handling and Preparation of Cooked and Ready-to-Eat Food
Four Easy Steps to Food Safety
Sun Safety - Skin Cancer
The good news is that skin cancer is highly curable and easily preventable IF . . .
We are what we eat!
Did you know that the food you eat could increase your risk of chronic diseases?
When everyday fear and anxiety become overwhelming, it may mean your are experiencing an anxiety disorder.
GETTING STARTED -- Think F.I.T
F=Frequency : How often you exercise
I = Intensity: How hard you exercise
T=Time: How long you perform an activity
Handwashing Stops the Spread of Disease
Communicable diseases include whooping cough, chickenpox, pinkeye, Hepatitis, imeptigo, influenza, ringworm, and many others.
Wash hands thoroughly and frequently
Wash hands thoroughly and frequently
Flood Water in Your Home
What do I do if I have flood water in my home?
MOLD IN MY HOME! WHAT DO I DO?
What is mold, how do I clean it up and keep it from returning