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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
construction

Sanford Health makes way for new West Fargo clinic

Demolition of old clinic begins as new clinic opens next door
Christen Rennich Christen Rennich 2 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
Several children, along with nurses, are sitting in wheelchairs or lying in beds on a deck attached to Sioux Valley Hospital in this historic photo from the 1940s. Community.

Sanford Health’s history of service to patients, community

Facing epidemics, or one patient's fear, employees try to make a difference
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 12 min read
A large house stands on a corner lot with little around it but yard.

Tracing memories in Sanford Health’s 125-year mission

Past and present leaders reflect on the health system's history and future
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 17 min read
Keeping Gunner Olesen healthy has been a cooperative effort involving his parents and a medical team that includes a medical staff at Sanford Health in Chamberlain, S.D., and in Sioux Falls.

Children’s specialty care: A team approach

Gunner Olesen greets his challenges and his providers with a bright disposition.
Mick Garry Mick Garry 12 min read