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Adam and Julie Brown pose with their children, Austin and Marielle. Adam, Julie and Marielle all have skeletal dysplasia.

Specialty clinic team serves as resource for little people

Patients with skeletal dysplasia, or dwarfism, who benefit include Marielle, 10
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 14 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
Scientist L-J Pilaz wears a lab coat, seated at a lab bench at Sanford Research.

Brain researcher L-J Pilaz is ‘like a discovery junkie’

New addition to Sanford Research looks at neural stem cells' role in development
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 10 min read
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