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Jackie Mrachek helping Eli balance on a beam

Pediatric physical therapy in the classroom

Sanford Health helps children with mobility or developmental delays learn skills needed in the classroom.
Jon Berg Jon Berg 6 min read
Young Asian girl receives back-to-school immunization

Immunization myths and when kids need each shot

"Not vaccinating your child not only puts them at risk but everyone else they come into contact with."
SHN Staff SHN Staff 7 min read
Healthy tips and advice from Sanford experts as kids head back to school

Preparing kids to head back to school

Sanford Health experts offer some tips: From shots to shoes
Nadine Aljets Nadine Aljets 5 min read
Optometrist Examining a Child

An optometrist can help spot health issues

Age-related diseases can show up, and prevention is important for other issues
Avatar Kate Simko 5 min read
Sad young boy

Childhood suicide: Bullying, ADHD and relationships

“There’s a lot of pressure on kids that’s not good for their emotional development.”
Hannah Nieman Hannah Nieman 12 min read
child eating breakfast

Quick and healthy snacks busy parents can make

Kids love these nutrition-packed alternatives to junk food
SHN Staff SHN Staff 3 min read
boy shooting a basketball

Fuel your kids for after school with healthy snacks

School is back in session, and fall after-school activities are in full swing. Your kiddos sit at their desks all day, but their days don’t stop there. Kids who go right from school to after-school activities can benefit from having a snack to provide some extra energy and hydration before running off to practice, training […]
SHN Staff SHN Staff 5 min read
young girl standing outside of school

Back to school problem: What to know about lice

Winning the battle against head lice
Jennifer Haggar, MD Jennifer Haggar, MD 3 min read
children playing in a gym during physical education

fitClub integrates with Minnesota physical education classes

To 75 fourth graders at Tracy Area Elementary and Westbrook Walnut Grove Elementary in Minnesota, Alicia Swenhaugen and Denise Clouse are known as “the Sanford fit ladies.” Swenhaugen, a marketing administrative aid, and Clouse, a marketing coordinator, both work in marketing and community relations at Sanford. As part of their community health needs assessment, the […]
SHN Staff SHN Staff 4 min read
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Helping kids with cancer get back to school

When a child has cancer, there is so much to do … diagnostic tests, starting treatment, learning for the child and their family.  And then it’s time to go back to school.  With any luck, and some good planning, many kids can be back in school in just a few weeks.  It’s my favorite thing […]
Marcia Stubstad, RN, CPHON Marcia Stubstad, RN, CPHON 6 min read