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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
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
High school basketball players from opposing teams fight for the ball inside a gymnasium.

Sports psychologist helps athletes build healthy attitudes

Dr. Josefine Combs, a former athlete herself, promotes the power of resilience
Mick Garry 10 min read
A male and female teen hold smartphones as they talk. A family media plan can help keep kids from using screens too much.

Delay kids’ smartphone use, pediatrician advises

Family media plan can help limit screen time, protect kids' health
Jane Thaden Lawson 4 min read
An elderly woman's hands rest in her lap, while a hospital bracelet sits on her wrist

Delirium disrupts patients’ lives, but it may be prevented

Learn what hospitals are doing to thwart this common state of confusion
Jane Thaden Lawson 10 min read
Experts suggest walking and other forms of physical, mental exercise can slow progression of Alzheimer's disease.

Exercise, social time can slow progression of Alzheimer’s

People who get out and walk daily keep their brains healthy for a longer time
Simon Floss 10 min read
A boy receives chiropractic treatment

Sanford Health chiropractor: ‘Don’t ignore your pain’

Learn safe ways to continue your chiropractic care during COVID-19
Courtney Collen 4 min read
Becky Holmes Rybak stands the help of EasyStand at the Sanford Chamberlain Medical Center. She is accompanied by her son Nicholas Rybak and mother Maggie Marshall.

ALS patient can now make a stand at Sanford Chamberlain

New physical therapy device will help patients with neurological issues
Mick Garry 6 min read
A doctor wears a mask in front of a computer while he talks with a patient in an examination room

Don’t dismiss stroke symptoms during pandemic

Some who should seek medical attention may not because of pandemic concerns
Mick Garry 8 min read
heart monitor screen

COVID-19 FAQs: What should heart and stroke patients know?

Why this group is at high risk for coronavirus — and what to do about it
Erin Mairose 6 min read