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A line of cross country runners' legs are shown in this illustration for a story about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy/

Athletic sudden collapse could be serious heart condition

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is common genetic heart condition
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 10 min read
Little boy named Cruz in hospital bed after stroke surgery

Strokes: 5 surprising facts about who’s at risk

Knowing what to do can save a life.
Pat Miller Pat Miller 8 min read

Family thanks football coaches, Sanford EMTs for saving life

Triston Sauerbrei's rescue and recovery inspire a community
Mick Garry Mick Garry 18 min read
Steve Stark, aka Mr. History, stands in front of a classroom wearing a black frock coat, black hat and holding a pocketwatch.

Mr. History heads to front of the class again after stroke

After rehab, Steve Stark gets back to telling and illustrating historical events
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 11 min read
Deb Warner gives two thumbs-up signs as she runs on a gravel road. Her shirt says "gotta run."

When brain aneurysm ruptured, runner defied death

Good health and Sanford neurocritical care team helped beat 10% survival rate
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 39 min read
Nurse Kayla Johnson stands in a patient's room.

Nursing internship gives students an edge in first real job

Nursing students “learn where they want to be and where they don't want to be"
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 12 min read
A doctor and nurse wear gloves while demonstrating how to compress a wound to stop bleeding.

Stop the Bleed: Making bleeding control as common as CPR

Sanford Health provides classes, funding toward kits to prepare SD schools
SHN Staff SHN Staff 4 min read

First responders cover it all at Sanford International

Dehydration, twisted ankles, bee stings all part of health care at golf course
Mick Garry Mick Garry 5 min read
Cheerful girl sitting in an urgent care exam room and holding up her arm while being examined by a doctor.

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

How one family got peace of mind, on their time, and avoided a trip to the ER
SHN Staff SHN Staff 6 min read
Hands-only CPR: A person practices chest compressions on a mannequin.

Thanks to hands-only CPR, anyone could help save a life

It only takes two steps: Call 911, and do chest compressions until help arrives
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 8 min read