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Pediatrician checking tonsils of a little patient in hospital room.

Tonsillectomies: Updated guidelines for surgery and care

Doctors now recommend limiting who gets the surgery and how they manage pain
Mick Garry Mick Garry 4 min read
A male patient wearing goggles lies down on an exam table while a physical therapist adjusts the patients eyewear with her hands.

Goggles help physical therapists treat vertigo

People with balance issues can find relief with high-tech eye tracking
Mick Garry Mick Garry 7 min read
Jessica Hagg talks about ear crystals

Ear crystals: What they are and how they can cause dizziness

"Your crystals are like concrete. Once concrete cracks, it keeps cracking."
Avatar Megan Quandt 6 min read
Man and baby hunting together

Ear protection is vital: From lawn mowing to hunting

“The effects of noise on your ears is not only the duration that you are around it but also the intensity level."
Jon Berg Jon Berg 5 min read
food allergies in childhood: little girl blowing nose

Sinus infection pain: $11 billion spent annually in U.S.

1 in 8 adults, or about 31 million Americans, receive a diagnosis, and the symptoms can linger for weeks.
Ashley Schwab Ashley Schwab 6 min read
worker wearing a mask to improve air quality

Air quality an important part of workplace safety

The air you’re breathing can affect your health and your workers' health
SHN Staff SHN Staff 7 min read
Female Hands Putting Hearing Aid In Ear

Hearing loss a common but treatable issue

The sources may change, but how to spot the problem remains generally the same. And some of the new solutions are actually "really cool."
Shawn Neisteadt Shawn Neisteadt 5 min read
doctor checking elderly man's ears

Hearing loss, hearing aids and preventing further damage

All day you are surrounded by the sounds of labor, life and people. You may think nothing of these noises. But what if sound started to fade away? Our ears are working every moment, assessing the world around us and providing us with necessary information. However, over time and with repeated loud noises, our ability […]
SHN Staff SHN Staff 5 min read
hearing screenings: Doctor looking into girls ear

Hearing screenings: Sanford Health clinics are available

Sanford Children’s Hearing Support Clinic in Sioux Falls evaluates newborns who have not passed their initial hearing screenings or children with hearing loss who have never had a genetic evaluation. The Clinic is held monthly and includes a multi-disciplinary team of specialists to address the cause of each child’s hearing loss and provide parents and […]
SHN Staff SHN Staff 6 min read