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Exterior daytime view of Sanford Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Sanford Health seeks residents’ input on local health needs

Survey asks about physical, social and economic factors that impact health
Katie Foutz Katie Foutz 3 min read

Stroke victim saved by quick-thinking neighbor

John Schmitt collapsed while doing yard work with a neighbor, who called 911
Mick Garry Mick Garry 4 min read
Dr. Brian Tjarks wears full-body personal protective gear at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site.

What to do when you think you need a COVID-19 test

Do's and don'ts when you have symptoms or have been exposed to the coronavirus
Mick Garry Mick Garry 9 min read
hand listening to a red heart

You can start preventing heart disease at any age

Knowing genetics and implementing healthy habits early may prevent heart disease
Simon Floss Simon Floss 8 min read
The Anderson family poses for a family picture in Sheldon, Iowa.

Keeping pregnancy and family care close to home in Sheldon

Family praises local care following two pregnancies in northwest Iowa
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 5 min read
Mother taking daughters temperature.

Your top 10 Googled questions about kids and the flu

You asked, we answered with the help of a Sanford Children's leader
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 9 min read
A mammography machine and breast image on a screen in a breast cancer screening room.

Mammography: Answers to common questions

When do you start? What are the benefits? A Sanford Health specialist explains
Katie Wright Katie Wright 4 min read
Young couple kayaking on lake together and smiling.

There is a season for heart disease, new study says

Even people in milder climates may be affected by seasonal changes
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 8 min read
Sanford Health family medicine clinic in Rock Rapids, Iowa

How to find a primary care provider

With primary care, you get one go-to health care provider
Simon Floss Simon Floss 10 min read
Boy wearing mask sitting in medical waiting room holding gadget looking at camera

Wellness exams, vaccines now could prevent outbreaks in fall

Keep your kid healthy with regularly scheduled well child checkups
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 8 min read