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High school basketball players from opposing teams fight for the ball inside a gymnasium.

Sports psychologist helps athletes build healthy attitudes

Dr. Josefine Combs, a former athlete herself, promotes the power of resilience
Mick Garry Mick Garry 10 min read
A young designer looking stressed out while working in an office

Warning signs and ways to manage stress

Try these techniques to prevent stress from leading to health problems
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 12 min read
A Sanford Health patient checks in at the front desk with a nurse in PPE.

Preventive health screenings you should not postpone

Now is the time to take care of any screenings that you've put off
Mick Garry Mick Garry 8 min read
A Sanford Health provider poses with plush toys showing different emotions.

Psychologist invents toys to help children identify emotions

“Emotions are invisible, so how can I make them visible, touchable for kids?”
Carson Walker Carson Walker 9 min read
Little Boy climbing through a tunnel and Playing on Playground in public park

Helping kids, teens cope with mental effects of pandemic

COVID-19 ended many social activities, important in kids' emotional development
Simon Floss Simon Floss 7 min read
An elderly woman's hands rest in her lap, while a hospital bracelet sits on her wrist

Delirium disrupts patients’ lives, but it may be prevented

Learn what hospitals are doing to thwart this common state of confusion
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 10 min read
Thoughtful pregnant woman looks out the window home. Holding a hand on the tummy. Mental health and pregnancy.

Pandemic affects mental health of pregnant women, new moms

Anxiety before birth, isolation postpartum can heighten pandemic stress
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 5 min read
A young girl has an angry look on her face

Top 10 toddler discipline strategies to try

Handling tantrums well should help toddlers learn how to deal with emotions
Parenting Services Parenting Services 4 min read
From the back, you see a mom holding the hand of her daughter, who's wearing a backpack and heading back to school

Easing anxiety as kids head back to school during pandemic

Reassure kids about potential changes; share info that's appropriate for them
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 11 min read
A young girl pets a Siberian husky dog outdoors

Does having a dog at home make for well-adjusted kids?

New study finds behavioral benefits for preschoolers with pups
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 9 min read