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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 12 min read
A health care worker conducts a COVID drive-through test in Costa Rica

Sanford inspires drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Costa Rica

Sanford partner Hospital Metropolitano gets creative to limit virus exposure
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 7 min read
Mom points ahead while on a hike with her son. Another mom and son are out of focus in the background.

Talking to your son about puberty? Here’s how

Practice saying "that's normal" while discussing physical and emotional changes
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 5 min read
Multi-generational family talking in the kitchen

Advance care planning begins with conversation

Dr. Dan Heinemann says planning makes end-of-life decisions easier on loved ones
Mick Garry Mick Garry 8 min read
Through the new COVID-19 home monitoring program, Sanford Health doctors and nurses can keep tabs on patients virtually.

Sanford COVID-19 home monitoring program proves valuable

Virtual check-ins keep patients at ease, health care workers informed
Simon Floss Simon Floss 8 min read
Dr. Joshua Crabtree and Courtney Collen smile in front of a wall of windows

COVID-19 Q&A: Clinic leader on back-to-school safety, care

Dr. Joshua Crabtree says to get a checkup now to stay physically & mentally well
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 5 min read
Caucasian woman in a mask talks to a caucasian fertility doctor in a mask as they sit in an exam room.

Coronavirus disrupts fertility care, IVF treatments

Clinics reopen with COVID-19 testing for patients and other new safety measures
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 7 min read
A doctor wears a mask during a wellness exam with a female patient

Your health matters: Don’t delay your care or screenings

Safe clinic setting and extended hours can help you maintain your health
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 8 min read
Two health care workers in face masks meet in an exam room at Rock Rapids Clinic. A framed photo on the wall features Rapids Theatre.

Rock Rapids Clinic completes first year as community asset

Convenient care will continue to be a focus as clinic moves forward
Mick Garry Mick Garry 6 min read
A man's hands hold a tablet in this illustration for a telemedicine story

Director of 10 clinics driven to improve care for patients

Reaching out to patients helped lift video visits, depression care in pandemic
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 13 min read