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Mother playing face to face with baby son on floor during tummy time.

What is tummy time? How does it help a baby?

Tummy time is a great way to help your baby develop muscles for crawling
Parenting Services 4 min read
A brick sign for Sanford is nestled among landscaping outside Sanford Medical Center Fargo, towering in the background on a sunny day.

US News ranks Sanford best hospitals in Dakotas

Sanford USD Medical Center, Sanford Medical Center Fargo honored for exceptional care  
Jon Berg 4 min read
Architectural rendering of Sanford Digestive Health Center with a tower on one end and parking lot in front.

GI medical education will be part of new building at Sanford

Sanford Digestive Health Center will offer the first GI fellowship in the Dakotas
Simon Floss 6 min read
Active middle aged man sitting down on a sunny trail with air pods in his ears.

Colonoscopies: Debunking the myths

Procedure can help prevent colon cancer (and you might not even remember it)
Katie Wright 6 min read
Dr. Bruce Gardner, who invented the Safety Foley Urinary Catheter.

Urinary catheter to prevent pullout injuries ready for FDA

Quick-release Foley catheter would improve safety for hospital patients
Carson Walker 11 min read
Gary Timmerman headshot

Sanford doctor joins Academy of Master Surgeon Educators

Out of 90,000 applicants, fewer than 100 are chosen each year
Simon Floss 7 min read
Sanford Health patient in face mask sits in the waiting room for a checkup after robotic surgery for colorectal cancer.

Patient is colon cancer-free after robotic-assisted surgery

In the hands of a surgeon, robot makes smaller incisions, easier recovery
Erin Horn 5 min read
Mother reading a book to her daughter in bed.

Sanford study to ID kids’ risk for diabetes, celiac disease

Grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust will provide screenings for children
Jon Berg 7 min read
Dr. Preston Steen meets with an older female patient in a chemotherapy room.

Grant gives Sanford access to national cancer trials

Close to home, patients can join clinical trials trying to improve cancer care
Jane Thaden Lawson 11 min read
An array of dairy products is shown that can induce unpleasant symptoms in those with lactose intolerance

Dairy foods become a real pain if you’re lactose intolerant

But dairy-free products, enzyme supplements can help, Sanford Health doctor says
Jane Thaden Lawson 7 min read