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Dr. Joshua Crabtree and Courtney Collen smile in front of a wall of windows

COVID-19 Q&A: Clinic leader on back-to-school safety, care

Dr. Joshua Crabtree says to get a checkup now to stay physically & mentally well
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 5 min read
Teen boy swimming backstroke with goggles and swim cap. Blue pool background.

Sports physical can help parents spot health issues

Unpredictable spring meant lots of students missed their annual checkup
SHN Staff SHN Staff 7 min read
Tennyson Erickson takes a video call outside while friends and family watch

NFL star brightens end of chemo at Sanford Children’s

Patient gets a surprise call from an old friend: Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald
Mick Garry Mick Garry 10 min read
A boy just had his vaccination, and is showing me the position on the arm.

Vaccines for Children program offers free immunizations

Lost your job or coverage? Your kids can still get their shots on schedule
Mick Garry Mick Garry 4 min read
A mother and newborn baby boy are indoors in a hospital room. The mother is sitting in bed and kissing the baby on the forehead.

Newborn screenings: Why do them? What’s the benefit?

Newborn screenings detect potentially harmful or fatal disorders
Giridhar Guntreddi, MD, FAAP Giridhar Guntreddi, MD, FAAP 12 min read
Sparkler in front of American flag

Fireworks safety: The do’s and don’ts

Make sure your Independence Day doesn't result in a trip to the emergency room
Hillary Becker, MD Hillary Becker, MD 3 min read
A young man monitors his blood sugar levels at home. His female partner is offering him love and support.

Telehealth improves blood sugar for rural diabetes patients

Staying in touch over the phone can help manage treatment between clinic visits
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 10 min read
Caucasian little boy riding a bicycle wearing a protective mask.

Sanford doctors monitor rare COVID-related illness in kids

Some children are hospitalized with complications in heart, lungs and kidneys
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 5 min read
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema sits beside her piano

Woman fights against cystic fibrosis with voice, passion

For Ashley Ballou-Bonnema, social distancing is normal and singing is therapy
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 32 min read
A portrait of Stacy Peters, who works as a pharmacist at the Sanford Health CF clinic for cystic fibrosis patients

Clinic sees cystic fibrosis patients’ lives lengthen

Medical advances help more CF patients reach adulthood milestones
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 13 min read