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Steve Stark, aka Mr. History, stands in front of a classroom wearing a black frock coat, black hat and holding a pocketwatch.

Mr. History heads to front of the class again after stroke

After rehab, Steve Stark gets back to telling and illustrating historical events
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 11 min read
Deb Warner gives two thumbs-up signs as she runs on a gravel road. Her shirt says "gotta run."

When brain aneurysm ruptured, runner defied death

Good health and Sanford neurocritical care team helped beat 10% survival rate
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 39 min read
A girl smiles from a wheelchair in a room at Sanford Children's Hospital, where she sees a team of specialists.

Girl finds support in specialists for rare disorder, cancer

Kaley Maassen, 11, had been seeing team since birth — then had to add oncologist
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 21 min read
A dog licking a woman

Woman’s recovery from stroke called ‘miracle’

A North Dakota woman experienced some surprise effects of stroke.
Jon Berg Jon Berg 6 min read
outcome of stroke: 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
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