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A Sanford Health pediatrician and a Sanford Health News host sit down at a round wooden table in a conference room.

COVID-19 Q&A: Pediatrician advice on kids & coronavirus

Dr. Joseph Segeleon says to focus on what we know to minimize kids' anxiety
Courtney Collen 7 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
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 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 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 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 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 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 7 min read