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Weight loss surgery patient George Miller outside Sanford Family Wellness Center.

After weight loss surgery: ‘Half the man I once was’

From 356 pounds to running marathons, George Miller has stayed committed to goal
Taya Ordahl Taya Ordahl 9 min read
Sanford Pharmacy Manager Dave Leedahll and team evaluated C. diff studies to provide guidance on best practices

Medical specialists publish guidance on C. diff prevention

Much of the literature for C. diff looks at treatment of the infection instead of focusing on prevention.
Nadine Aljets Nadine Aljets 9 min read
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How weight loss surgery improves overall health

Sleep problems, digestive issues and high blood pressure and other conditions can be eased.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 3 min read
fruit, hand weight and scale for healthy weight gain

Weight gain: Does it impact performance?

It is critical to your health to not gain or lose too much body fat.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 5 min read
Sanford Health nurse Dave Knudson

A personal experience leads to a lifelong nursing career

“He wants the best for his patients, and that’s what they get from Dave.”
SHN Staff SHN Staff 4 min read
image of a polyp in a colonoscopy

Colonoscopy guidelines change: 45 is the new 50

Shifting colonoscopy guidelines show that earlier screenings can save lives.
Jeanette Rackl Jeanette Rackl 6 min read
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Top 10 superfoods for breastfeeding moms

Great foods benefiting a breastfeeding mom and her baby
Lois Sommers, RN, IBCLC Lois Sommers, RN, IBCLC 11 min read
Woman drinking water

Why women need to drink water, especially when pregnant

What are the main health benefits of drinking water? It improves digestion, regulates body temperature, improves circulation, aids in weight loss, increases energy and prevents muscle cramping. How much should I be drinking? In general, women should drink six to eight glasses of water in a day. You should drink a little more when pregnant. […]
Sarah Roe Sarah Roe 4 min read
Andrea Paradis talks about Ayurveda as part of cancer treatment plan

Survivorship: The healing power of Ayurveda

By Andrea Paradis, integrative care educator For thousands of years, ancient systems of healing have prevailed due to their holistic approach. Rather than just treating a disease or what is wrong, they treat the whole person. The world’s oldest known system of medicine, Ayurveda, is a powerful therapeutic tool, helping overcome illness, relieve symptoms and […]
SHN Staff SHN Staff 8 min read
woman holding baby after delivery

Recovering from delivery: What’s common and how to ease it

Are you prepared for what recovery after postpartum delivery
SHN Staff SHN Staff 9 min read