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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
Thoughtful pregnant woman looks out the window home. Holding a hand on the tummy. Mental health and pregnancy.

Pandemic affects mental health of pregnant women, new moms

Anxiety before birth, isolation postpartum can heighten pandemic stress
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 5 min read
People dressed in red walk down the sidewalk in the 2017 Fargo Heart Walk

Heart walks: Supporting communities in a new, virtual way

Amid pandemic, walkers will log miles on their own or in teams
Simon Floss Simon Floss 6 min read

Equine therapy boosts spirits with horse power

Sanford Health, Good Samaritan Society welcome horse visitors to Windom location
Simon Floss Simon Floss 6 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
older adult couple walking through flowering trees

Managing mental well-being after COVID-19 quarantine

Identifying healthy quarantine habits key to easing anxiety of re-entry
Simon Floss Simon Floss 9 min read

Running safely during the COVID-19 pandemic

Sanford doctor (and runner) on mask-wearing and social distancing for runners
Simon Floss Simon Floss 6 min read