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The bloodmobile sits in a parking lot. Blood donations are needed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Blood donations needed during COVID-19 pandemic

Vacations, weather, and illness affect blood donor numbers even in normal years
Simon Floss 4 min read
Three plastic food storage containers with colorful meals and sides.

How long is too long to eat Thanksgiving leftovers?

Food safety is important in menu planning, before and after Thanksgiving
SHN Staff 4 min read
A mature woman leans forward from a chair, grabbing her toes to stretch her ankle.

A Matter of Balance: What goes into fall prevention?

Courses teach seniors how to manage falls and increase activity levels
Mick Garry 13 min read
Happy little boy having fun while pretending to be an airplane while his father is holding him in the backyard. Focus is on boy. There are people in the background.

Emergency vs urgent care: The ER isn’t for everything

Get peace of mind, on your time, when a walk-in clinic may meet your needs
SHN Staff 3 min read
A happy Sanford Health patient family poses outside their front door: dad, mom and baby.

Post febrile seizure, family grateful for care at Sanford

While frightening, this type of seizure is common for kids, providers say
Simon Floss 7 min read
High school girls with face masks watch a nurse gesture to a manikin simulating an ambulance patient.

Simulation gives students glimpse into health care careers

Canton High School students receive immersive experience on campus
Vanessa Vondra 8 min read
Closeup of a Sanford Health provider's hand holding a pacemaker against a heart diagram. The silver object is only about the size of a large vitamin.

Bismarck patient receives smallest pacemaker in the world

New wireless device reduces complications found in other pacemakers
Erin Horn 5 min read
Happy family jogging on a sunny summer day outdoors.

It’s never too early to make medical care decisions

Follow our guide to advance directives, even if you’re young and healthy
Mick Garry 9 min read
Sparkler in front of American flag

Fireworks safety: The do’s and don’ts

Make sure your Independence Day doesn't result in a trip to the emergency room
Hillary Becker, MD 3 min read
stroke certification: doctors looking at Air Med Photos

Sanford Fargo earns highest level of stroke certification

Medical center is the only advanced comprehensive stroke center in ND, northwest MN
Christen Rennich 3 min read