Mick Garry

Meet Mick

Mick Garry is a marketing content writer for Sanford Health. He has 30 years of experience working as a sportswriter in Minnesota and South Dakota with more than 28 of those years working at the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. He serves on the board of the Howard Wood Dakota Relays and the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame. You can follow him at @mickgarry or reach him at (605) 312-4337 / michael.garry@sanfordhealth.org.

Latest Posts


doctor in white coat talks to male visitor

Visitor policy promotes a safer environment at Sanford

Some visitors allowed for births, NICU, pediatrics and end of life care
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A man and woman lead young children in a song.

Child care centers open for health care providers’ families

Essential workers can get emergency child care while they respond to COVID-19
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Saleswoman helping customer.

COVID-19 prompts a call to help those most affected

Mayor: 'Our community has a tremendous heart for giving'
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Tony Smoragiewicz wants to make the U.S. Olympic team as a triathlete. He's also an intern for the Sanford Sports Science Institute.

Olympics on hold but training goes on for Sanford triathlete

Sanford Sports Science Institute intern trying to make Olympic triathlon team
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Exterior daytime view of Sanford Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Canceling public events for public health

Social distancing is one way to slow the spread of novel coronavirus
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Illustration with faces showing Five symptoms of COVID-19. Fever, cough, shortness of breath. With logo that says Facts over fear.

COVID-19 FAQs: How can I tell if I have coronavirus?

COVID-19 symptoms are much like cold and flu
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Two women walk on treadmills in the background with a row of dumbbells prominent in the foreground.

Personal trainers add expertise and fun to exercise plan

Hiring a personal trainer is an investment in an effective workout regimen
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A male nurse shares his stethoscope with an elementary school boy as they sit on an exam room table.

Kindness is a core value at USD medical school

Medical students learn kind habits go beyond bedside manner
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Aerial view of a basketball court with several games of pickleball going down the length of the room.

Pickleball offers wellness and good company

Court-based sport appeals to multiple generations, and it's easy to learn
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Healthy food on a heart shape cutting board on a rustic wooden table.

Heart doctor: Maintaining a healthy heart starts with you

First, get good information. Then make heart health a lifestyle
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Logan Storley works out with a punching bag and gloves

Sanford MMA athletes see great benefit in partnership

Medical team makes sure athletes are in good shape before bouts and long after
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Courtney Thompson holds a volleyball while speaking to a circle of youth players on the volleyball court at the Sanford Pentagon.

Two-time Olympian counsels and coaches at Pentagon

'Mental coaching' teaches athletes ups and downs are part of the fun
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Voice disorders and treatments. Grandpa and grandson sing and play a duet in the child's room, with grandpa smiling and playing guitar and grandson smiling and playing cymbals.

Spasmodic dysphonia: A rare but treatable voice disorder

Sanford patient had trouble speaking on the phone and even in person for years
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A healthy work environment fights doctor burnout. Clinicians walk down an Aberdeen medical center hallway.

Healthy workplace for providers helps patients, too

Employee well-being programs keep providers engaged and patients safe
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Dave Rowe sitting at a table facing Dale Drew on the opposite end

Vietnam DJ serves up music and memories at Sanford Vets Club

Dave Rowe, now a hospital volunteer, relives radio show with fellow veterans
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