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Olivia Johnson checks her smartphone

Smartphone impacts on teenagers: Positive and negative

“Sometimes kids can’t make the clarification between what is real and what isn’t real."
Pat Miller Pat Miller 8 min read
Ear infections: Doctor checks a baby's ears

Ear infections in children: What to do and what to know

Doctors treat your child's ear infections based on age and severity
SHN Staff SHN Staff 6 min read
Physical therapist Tonya Onstad works with Halle Houchins, who's standing on a small trampoline.

Physical therapy helps young children reach milestones

Looking at Halle Houchins' 'whole system' helps pinpoint methods to try
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 15 min read
Flu shot during pregnancy: Pregnant woman holding a sonogram of her unborn child

Baby benefits when pregnant mom gets the flu shot

Why doctors recommend flu shots during pregnancy
Heather Spies, MD Heather Spies, MD 6 min read
Physical therapy assistant Jamie Thompson works with Mataya Duvall as she swings at Sanford Bemidji Children's Therapy.

Preschooler born with cancer now works at being a kid

Coping with effects of neuroblastoma, Mataya Duvall enjoys her physical therapy
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 16 min read
Sanford Children's hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Ten children’s hospitals now sharing genomic medicine

Three more hospitals join Sanford Children’s Genomic Medicine Consortium
Jacqueline Palfy Jacqueline Palfy 6 min read
girls and boys play soccer at Sanford Fieldhouse

Youth soccer teams get more playtime in Sanford Fieldhouse

Community partnership provides year-round action for Dakota Alliance Soccer Club
SHN Staff SHN Staff 4 min read
children in halloween costumes

Halloween: 5 tips to keep kids safe and healthy

Sanford Health pediatrician's top advice: Watch out for cars
SHN Staff SHN Staff 5 min read
A girl runs through an obstacle course in a colorful room designed by Sanford fit.

Sanford Fit: Encouraging kids for the future

Access hundreds of free resources online: lesson plans, videos, games and more
SHN Staff SHN Staff 7 min read
The Kamrath family portrait, with Molly holding Collin and Shawn holding Bryce.

Home care nurse crucial for families needing constant care

Role can help when children need an hour of care or nonstop vigilance
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 13 min read