Ashley Schwab

Meet Ashley

Ashley Schwab is a senior copywriter with Sanford Health. She joined the team in July 2016. You can reach her at ashley.schwab@sanfordhealth.org.

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Genetic counselor Bethany Tucker holds a file folder while discussing the gene-editing tool CRISPR with a colleague in a genetics lab. Another colleague sits at a lab bench, facing away from the camera.

Rewriting human DNA: The evolution of engineering genes

CRISPR is a genetic cut and paste tool, say Sanford genetic counselors
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Pamela Harskamp wears a surgical mask while a Sanford oncology nurse leans over her in an exam room.

Cancer survivor shares importance of 3D mammography

Pamela Harskamp wants to use her experience with breast cancer to help others
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David Huiskes plays cards in an infusion room while he undergoes cancer treatment. He is looking down while his opponent has her back to the camera.

Cancer survivor rings the bell to celebrate treatment’s end

'Tough it out' guy David Huiskes is grateful for quick diagnosis & treatment
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North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani speaks at a podium labeled NDSU with an American flag hanging in the background.

Executive health exams cater to busy leaders

NDSU president gets all his medical screenings and tests done in a single visit
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Three women, three generations, blowing bubbles outside.

Using DNA to trace a family tree

Curious about your ancestry? Genetics can reveal health surprises, too
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Sanford Health Dr. Paola Vermeer in her lab at Sanford Research

Nerve-wrecking: ‘New way of attacking cancer’

Sanford Health's Paola Vermeer hopes to slow cancer by disrupting nerves
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Older woman talks with provider about genetics. Graphic in corner says "EXPLORING GENETICS."

Genetics helps find causes of mental illness

Geneticists can help ID family history, medicine choices and causes of symptoms
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Young man with glasses holds a credit card and pays bills on his phone and laptop.

HSAs, FSAs and busting myths of health savings accounts

HSAs are misunderstood but important financial tools for health needs
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Cassie Hajek, a doctor in a white coat, holds a stethoscope to listen to an adult patient's chest in a medical exam room.

Which genetic tests are out there? A comparison

"Newt's World" podcast explores DNA testing with Sanford Health genetics experts
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outreach heart care: Woman with a hot/cold pack on her shoulder.

Outreach heart care: Patient found help close to home

"I couldn’t believe Sanford Health would be able to get me in so quickly."
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A mom kisses a toddler boy on the cheek. The mom's face is in profile.

Raising a child who has cystic fibrosis

CF team at Sanford Health is 'such a great support for us'
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Close up of woman practicing mudra meditation

What is integrative health? Treating more than an illness

Specific techniques and practices can help ease patients' stress and discomfort.
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Person holding a pad a paper and a pen

Wrist clinical trial hopes to heal with stem cell therapy

In the future, your own cells could rebuild injured areas.
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Ophthalmologist looks into a patient's eyes using machinery

Life in focus: LASIK now available at Sanford Health

'We prefer to build a relationship with our patients before surgery'
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David Rowe sitting at a desk looking at papers

Veteran David Rowe sees benefits, encourages genetic testing

Sanford Health offers all military & veteran patients genetic testing at no cost
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