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Through the new COVID-19 home monitoring program, Sanford Health doctors and nurses can keep tabs on patients virtually.

Sanford encourages video visits for regular appointments

Patients can see their providers from the comfort and safe distance of home
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 7 min read
Flu shot advocate Angie Wehrkamp sits at a coffee shop table with windows in the background and two family photos setting on the table.

Losing daughter turns mom into flu shot crusader

2-year-old Gianna's memory lives on in the many ways her family shares her story
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 18 min read
A senior man looks at the camera as he gets his pneumonia vaccine from a smiling nurse.

Pneumonia vaccine: Oprah got it. Do you need it?

It's recommended for young children, seniors and people with other health issues
SHN Staff SHN Staff 9 min read
Four speakers share a stage with blue and gray curtains.

Better access to health care might come by virtual exam

Sanford CMO speaks on telehealth panel hosted by US News
Katie Foutz Katie Foutz 5 min read
Ear infections: Doctor checks a baby's ears

Ear infections in children: What to do and what to know

Doctors treat your child's ear infections based on age and severity
SHN Staff SHN Staff 6 min read
children in halloween costumes

Halloween: 5 tips to keep kids safe and healthy

Sanford Health pediatrician's top advice: Watch out for cars
SHN Staff SHN Staff 5 min read
Teen girl with sunglasses uses an e-cigarette device.

Vaping illness: Sanford Health warns against e-cigarettes

Vaping linked to 530 cases of severe lung illness and seven deaths nationwide
Tim Gerszewski Tim Gerszewski 4 min read
Victoria Walker stands smiling, arms crossed, next to a pond outside her office building.

Victoria Walker: Start each day with kindness

Medical services VP sees compassion as essential to care
Jared Leighton Jared Leighton 11 min read
Young couple hiking in the woods, where ticks can live and carry disease.

Lyme disease: Welcome to the dark side of summer

How and where to find ticks and properly remove them
Melissa Shutter Melissa Shutter 13 min read
Nursing students in uniform line the stairs outside of a building.

From roles to tools (and air conditioning), care has changed

Doctors' and nurses' duties have evolved, along with technological advancements
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 13 min read