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Sanford Health family medicine clinic in Rock Rapids, Iowa

How to find a primary care provider

With primary care, you get one go-to health care provider
Simon Floss Simon Floss 10 min read
Fresh foods and plenty of water add quality to marathon week nutrition

Marathon week nutrition affects performance

Even virtual races involve real running. How do you fuel up for your big race?
Lizzie Kasparek Lizzie Kasparek 11 min read
Boy wearing mask sitting in medical waiting room holding gadget looking at camera

Wellness exams, vaccines now could prevent outbreaks in fall

Keep your kid healthy with regularly scheduled well child checkups
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 8 min read
Row of dumbbells

Strength training at home: More than weightlifting

Sanford POWER coach offers a 30-minute workout you can do with items on hand
Simon Floss Simon Floss 11 min read
Midsection of a strong man carrying box. Moving boxes are piled on the floor.

Plan ahead and consult family for smoother moves

Senior housing expert offers tips for safe moving during COVID-19
Mick Garry Mick Garry 7 min read
Over the shoulder view of mature adult woman talking with her smiling senior parents via mobile phone video chat during coronavirus quarantine in living room of house in times of social distancing to stay safe and healthy.

Long-distance caregiving brings unique challenges

Find support while caring for an aging loved one separated by social distancing
Good Samaritan Society Staff Good Samaritan Society Staff 4 min read
A nurse in a face mask and gloves helps an older woman stretch her arms in her home.

Pandemic has increased demand for home based services

Home health services can help you stay safe at home longer
Good Samaritan Society Staff Good Samaritan Society Staff 4 min read
Little Boy climbing through a tunnel and Playing on Playground in public park

Helping kids, teens cope with mental effects of pandemic

COVID-19 ended many social activities, important in kids' emotional development
Simon Floss Simon Floss 7 min read
Various self-sewn masks to protect against viruses and bacteria, piled on a wooden table

Dermatologist offers tips to treat mask acne

Skin care and washing cloth masks are two ways to prevent "maskne" breakouts
Simon Floss Simon Floss 5 min read
Young woman putting on her helmet, preparing for the bike ride

Bicycling safely is a great way to enjoy summer and fitness

Here's how to get the most out of your bike ride
Mick Garry Mick Garry 12 min read