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Closeup of a pregnant woman sitting on the bed at home holding her baby belly.

Pregnant or breastfeeding? CDC says to get COVID-19 vaccine

Urgency due to increase in severe COVID-19 cases in unvaccinated expecting mothers
Mick Garry 8 min read
Portrait of senior 78 year old woman at home on the phone.

Home monitoring program: A new kind of care during COVID

Follow-up from nurses key for those who don’t need hospitalization
Jason Anschutz 4 min read
Sanford Heath nurse in PPE seen through hospital room window

COVID-19 vaccination, treatment options can slow surge

Sanford Health hospitals continue filling up with unvaccinated patients
Courtney Collen 8 min read
Active seniors in fitness class

Fall prevention top of mind as risk increases in pandemic

Good Samaritan Society works to improve balance and mobility after limited activities
Matt Holsen 6 min read
Three health officials speak to the media from the Washington Pavilion stage for social distancing purposes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sanford Health, state & local officials: Mask up, vaccinate

'Preventable' COVID-19 hospitalizations expected to peak again in coming weeks
Vanessa Vondra 6 min read
How to properly wear a face mask, an infographic showing a man in profile with face mask loops over his ears and mask covering his nose and mouth

COVID-19 FAQs: Do we need to wear face masks?

CDC recommends masking indoors if you’re unvaccinated or in a high-transmission area
Katie Foutz 6 min read
Blue and white poster in a gym reads "COVID-19 VACCINE. A SHOT OF HOPE. REGISTER HERE." People at a registration table in the background.

3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose recommended for immunocompromised

The FDA has approved an additional mRNA dose for some individuals
Simon Floss 7 min read
Dr. Johnson and Matt Holsen

COVID-19 vaccination can help keep long-term care open

Dr. Johnson: Even with breakthrough cases, vaccine is still the ‘right choice’
Matt Holsen 8 min read
General practitioner vaccinating old patient at home with copy space. Doctor giving injection to senior woman at home. Nurse holding syringe and using cotton before make Covid-19 or coronavirus vaccine.

Immunocompromised Society residents eligible for third dose

Society residents can get third dose of COVID vaccine from their location or doctor
Matt Holsen 5 min read
Three unidentifiable women sit with Bibles open on their laps.

Senior pastor leads talk on faith, science and vaccines

‘Love for the neighbor’ shows up in COVID-19 care at Good Samaritan Society
Matt Holsen 6 min read