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An adolescent girl in a face mask gets ready for a vaccine while a nurse, with his back to the camera, sterilizes the patient's upper arm.

What you need to know about HPV

Learn about human papillomavirus: its causes, symptoms and how to prevent it
Jane Thaden Lawson 7 min read
child sleeps with mouth open

Why your child needs plenty of zzz’s

Learn how getting enough sleep affects your school-age child
Parenting Services 5 min read
Cardboard box containing school lunches as part of Feeding South Dakota Backpack Program. Orange sticker on the box says "I AM FEEDING SOUTH DAKOTA"

Sanford Health helps to fill backpacks and fight hunger

Volunteers, partnerships feed students and families through Feeding South Dakota
Simon Floss 6 min read
Close up of a pediatrician having a check up on his patient

The pandemic isn’t over as new school year approaches

New school year comes with new variants of coronavirus, unseasonal RSV
Courtney Collen 7 min read
A Sanford Health psychologist wearing a face mask takes notes on a plush couch while listening to an unseen student.

Sanford partners with school to support students in need

Systems of Support program encourages positive behavior in middle schoolers
Jason Anschutz 4 min read
Kennedy and Greyson Cauwels give a 'thumbs up' after receiving their first vaccine dose

Head physician confident in vaccine for his teen daughter

"I recognize that I'm a scientist ... but that's my little girl"
Courtney Collen 5 min read
Whey protein powder in scoop and plastic shaker on wooden background.

Sanford helps athletes navigate nutritional supplements

Make sure your vitamins and shakes meet NCAA drug-free guidelines
Mick Garry 6 min read
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 4 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 5 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 6 min read