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Sanford Health News is your site for health news from the experts at Sanford Health. SHN staff is made up of trained journalists bringing you trustworthy information on healthy living, health care, scientific research, health conditions and medical innovation.

Journalists and media outlets are welcome to browse our stories, podcasts, photos and videos. We also have leader bios, hi-res photos and broadcast-quality video b-roll you can download. See our media kits.

You are welcome to use these in full as long as you credit Sanford Health. For details on using Sanford Health News, see our “Copyright and Attribution” and “Terms and Conditions” sections below.

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