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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
mom and daughter smile and hug while spending time outside

Girls and puberty: It’s about more than their first period

In fact, talk before her first period and keep talking through life changes
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 7 min read
Mom points ahead while on a hike with her son. Another mom and son are out of focus in the background.

Talking to your son about puberty? Here’s how

Practice saying "that's normal" while discussing physical and emotional changes
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 5 min read
From the back, you see a mom holding the hand of her daughter, who's wearing a backpack and heading back to school

Easing anxiety as kids head back to school during pandemic

Reassure kids about potential changes; share info that's appropriate for them
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 11 min read
A boy rubs his eyes in bed in this illustration for a sleep schedule story

Tips for shifting kids back to their school sleep schedule

Start early so they will be at their best, mentally and behaviorally
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 7 min read
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
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 boy smiles at the camera holding an apple during a school lunchtime

Back-to-school tips for a smooth transition

Ease worries by talking with your child and preparing schedules and routines
Parenting Services Parenting Services 4 min read