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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 Jane Thaden Lawson 4 min read
Megan Hulen, pregnant with quintuplets, sits in an examination room with her doctor and her husband

Mom’s dream of big family comes true with quintuplets

Four girls and a boy have joined their two older brothers in ND family
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 21 min read
A girl works on homework at the kitchen table while her mom stands at the sink after her daughter comes home from school

Back from school, first thing kids should do: Wash hands

Sanford infectious disease specialist gives advice on supplies and masks, too
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 5 min read
Sanford Health family medicine clinic in Rock Rapids, Iowa

How to find a primary care provider

With primary care, you get one go-to health care provider
Simon Floss Simon Floss 10 min read
Boy wearing mask sitting in medical waiting room holding gadget looking at camera

Wellness exams, vaccines now could prevent outbreaks in fall

Keep your kid healthy with regularly scheduled well child checkups
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 8 min read
A Sanford doctor and news host sit talking in a board room with the Sanford Health logo on a woodgrain wall.

COVID-19 Q&A: Preparing for new school year, flu season

Dr. Jeremy Cauwels outlines plans to prep for influenza and coronavirus vaccines
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 6 min read
Girl jumps up and down on her bed in a colorful bedroom.

5 things not to do at bedtime, according to child experts

One no-no: high intensity activity before bed (unless you want your kids awake)
Sanford Fit Sanford Fit 6 min read
Little Boy climbing through a tunnel and Playing on Playground in public park

Helping kids, teens cope with mental effects of pandemic

COVID-19 ended many social activities, important in kids' emotional development
Simon Floss Simon Floss 7 min read
Dr. Michelle Baack stands next to her research student Eli Louwagie

Aspiring doctor values research experience at Sanford lab

Eli Louwagie's study of heart development earns him national recognition
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 8 min read
A family photo of Cory Olson, who works as a physician assistant at Sanford Health

Sanford Chip would have prevented misery after back surgery

Cory Olson grateful genetic test can help patients avoid reaction to medication
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 9 min read