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GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) - In this week's What's Going Around, winter weather woes and an old debate over women's health renewed.

Erik Burke at Sanford Health East Grand Forks is treating patients with slips and falls thanks to the snow. Burke says appropriate footwear is key, wear shoes or boots with rough soles. Watch where you're walking and avoid slippery surfaces, including wet entryways and stairs. If you do slip, try to roll with the fall instead of fighting it.

Dr. Katherine Joseph at Sanford Health Thief River Falls is treating the common cold, but symptoms make patients feel like they have the flu. If you have prolonged fever or trouble breathing, see a physician.

Also, a debate about breast cancer treatment renewed after a Danish study finds one in three women with breast cancer detected by a mammogram were treated unnecessarily, as their tumors were so slow growing they were essentially harmless. Industry experts maintain the risk of over-diagnosis is small, though some say this will renew the debate over the value of early detection.

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