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stent graft: Dr. Patrick Kelly performs an abdominal aortic aneurysm repair wearing a glowing head lamp and surgical mask. A computer screen is behind him and nurses stand beside him.

Sanford Health launches startup program in 2020

Commercialization team helps employee inventors open their own businesses
Carson Walker 10 min read
Dr. Thomas Haldis, co-inventor of the Stroke Guide Catheter

Physicians turn stroke invention into startup company

Flotronic Solutions hopes to improve procedures for doctors and patients alike
Carson Walker 8 min read
Alyssa Bossman in hospital bed awaiting surgery.

Brain tumor just a temporary setback for USD senior

Eight days after brain surgery, Alyssa Bossman was back at school
Mick Garry 10 min read
Blue ilustration of human brain on white background with dots and lines respresenting overstimulation

Neuropsychologist invents ‘brain break’ cap at Sanford

Weighted cap could help people with severe brain injury, anxiety or autism
Carson Walker 8 min read

Stroke victim saved by quick-thinking neighbor

John Schmitt collapsed while doing yard work with a neighbor, who called 911
Mick Garry 4 min read
Dr. Gautam Sachdeva with PPE on.

Strokes and COVID-19: What you need to know about symptoms

Doctors are discovering coronavirus can affect all organs, including your brain
Mick Garry 7 min read
Asian woman in 60s embracing her mid-30s daughter who is fighting cancer and is wearing a headcovering. They are seated on a couch and have contemplative expressions.

For chronic illness patients, flu shots even more important

There are many reasons, including avoiding influenza, to get a flu shot
Mick Garry 6 min read
Full length of two female cyclists enjoying mountain biking together in the forest.

Keep your vascular health in good shape

Know your risk for vascular disease and whether you're due for a screening
Ashley Schwab 9 min read
Adult soccer player in orange uniform prepares to hit soccer ball with his head at outdoor match. One teammate and two opponents run toward him in the background.

Neuropsychologist plays vital role in concussion recovery

Dr. Josefine Combs helps athletes and other patients after head injury
Mick Garry 8 min read
A high school student speaks in a lab with a Sanford Health athletic trainer while both wear face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

High school wrestler returns to the mat after concussion

Return-to-play plan included physical, occupational and speech therapy
Jon Berg 6 min read