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May Schaefer and her husband Ray

Knowing the signs: Why every second counts during a stroke

Ray Schaefer's wife, a Sanford Health nurse, recognized his symptoms right away
Jeanette Rackl Jeanette Rackl 6 min read
A young man sits on a cough between his parents. Family photos and a sign that says "Olson" are displayed on the wall behind them.

Sanford AirMed: A crucial health service in rural Midwest

“He wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the air ambulance."
Jon Berg Jon Berg 5 min read
Raena Brendtro and Dan Brendtro petting thier dog, Luca

Man fundraises for research-study inspiration: his daughter

Friedreich's ataxia can't be stopped yet, but two men have formed a bond trying
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 36 min read
Little boy named Cruz in hospital bed after stroke surgery

Strokes: 5 surprising facts about who’s at risk

Knowing what to do can save a life.
Pat Miller Pat Miller 8 min read
Mixed martial arts (MMA) ring in the Sanford Pentagon

Sanford sports scientists studying ways to make MMA safer

LFA 64 event brings fighters to Sanford Pentagon this Friday
Paul Heinert Paul Heinert 6 min read
Stroke survivor Mark Lester

Stroke or seizure? It can be a fine line between the two

'Stroke has a lot of mimics.'
Jane Heilmann Jane Heilmann 13 min read
Dr. Thomas Haldis, co-inventor of the Stroke Guide Catheter

In a tight spot: New device may simplify stroke intervention

“If we can streamline the process ... other doctors will be able to step in to help patients in need across the U.S."
Ashley Schwab Ashley Schwab 4 min read
Matt and Bonnie Puro and his cracked helmet

Bicycling injuries leave man thankful for care

'I consider myself in the lucky to be moving department.'
Pat Miller Pat Miller 9 min read
Regaining independence after ALS diagnosis

Regaining independence after ALS diagnosis

A stairclimber and upstairs rail system from Sanford Health HealthCare Accessories helps woman stay in home.
Nadine Aljets Nadine Aljets 9 min read
woman holding white dog

Barking dog alerts woman that she was having a stroke

Sharon Solum of Moorhead, Minnesota, remembers waking up in the middle of the night on Feb. 11, 2017, wanting to check on her mother who’d had surgery the day before. Solum struggled to get out of bed and couldn’t sit up. Suddenly her dog, Boo, started barking and jumping on her chest, something she’d never […]
Jane Heilmann Jane Heilmann 3 min read