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Stroke patient Donavon Czech in wheelchair by window.

Stroke patient’s life saved with unrelated doctor visit

Swift-thinking providers recognized stroke signs during kidney treatment
Erin Johnson 4 min read
Cheerful senior white woman uses a walker during physical therapy session. A mid adult Asian female physical therapist is helping her walk with the walker.

Group in Bemidji helps support stroke survivors

Program helps family members, caregivers adjust to changing needs as well
Jason Anschutz 7 min read
Sanford USD Medical Center on the Sioux Falls campus of Sanford Health.

Sanford USD Medical Center earns top stroke certification

Sioux Falls hospital is the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in South Dakota
Shawn Neisteadt 3 min read
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