Makayla Disburg

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Parenting tips: How to talk tragedies with your kids

First, listen to what they say and questions they ask
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Research updates shared at breast cancer symposium

Sanford Health shared its advances in breast cancer research and treatments during the Edith Sanford Breast Center Symposium on Friday, April 20. Employees, health care professionals, students and others interested in learning more about breast health attended to hear from Sanford Health experts on the latest updates. The symposium featured eight speakers and a range […]
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Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Symposium features top experts

Interested in learning more about how Sanford Health’s progress is improving breast cancer care? Sanford Health will host its Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Symposium on Friday, April 20. Various physicians and experts will speak on the latest advancements in detection, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. “We have a great mix of local and nationally recognized experts […]
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Dr. Mary Jo Olson delivers 1,000th baby in Vermillion

VERMILLION, S.D. — With her soft voice, gentle demeanor and strong credibility, it’s no wonder soon-to-be parents keep coming back to Mary Jo Olson, M.D., to deliver their babies. Dr. Olson delivered Sidney Ann, her 1,000th baby at Sanford Health on March 30. A graduate from the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Olson […]
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Zach Zenner spending part of off-season at Sanford Health

Zach Zenner: NFL player by day, researcher by night. Well, not exactly, but the Philadelphia Eagles running back and former SDSU Jackrabbit does spend a considerable amount of time in the research lab during his off-season. Although Zenner was accepted into the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, his admission is currently deferred […]
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Researchers use 3-D to capture hockey player movements

FARGO, N.D. — Playing hockey is big in these parts, and the game itself comes with its own set of usual injuries. Now researchers at Sanford Health are using 3-D motion systems to track athlete movements, so they can better understand and prevent injuries. Orthopedic surgeon Benjamin Noonan, M.D., and Sanford Health’s biomechanical research lab […]
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Sanford Health roots run deep for Super Bowl player

Like many players in Sunday’s Super Bowl, rookie Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Nate Gerry will have friends and family cheering in the stands of U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, including several who work for Sanford Health. Gerry’s family will head to Minneapolis Friday for a weekend stay at the team’s hotel. In addition to Super Bowl […]
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