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Hospice gives elementary principal tender, loving care

Family-friendly event Aug. 7 in Bismarck, N.D., will help those facing the end of life.
Avatar Kay Todd 7 min read
Helen Brunner

Advance directive: From pajamas to end-of-life decisions

"Those easier kinds of questions then lead us down the road to what does it mean to have a quality of life."
Carson Walker Carson Walker 6 min read
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Health effects of daylight saving time and tips to ease them

Unless you live in one of the few states that doesn’t abide by daylight saving time, you’ll have to manually move clocks ahead one hour on Sunday. While “spring ahead” and “fall back” are easy ways to remember which way to go with the seasonal move of the clock, adjusting your sleep pattern can prove […]
Michelle Olofson Michelle Olofson 4 min read
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MedSafe Medication Disposal System

A safe, secure, convenient way to dispose of unused medications Sanford Bemidji is fighting back against the dangers of unneeded, unused and expired medications by offering the MedSafe Medication Disposal System. The drop box is available in the Sanford Bemidji 1611 Anne St. Pharmacy. Sanford Health Foundation and the Friends of Sanford Health helped make […]
SHN Staff SHN Staff 4 min read
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A tree unites us with our soul

When we think about trees we often think about what we see above the ground: their trunks, branches, leaves and fruit. However, the roots provide the tree balance and nourishment from the soil. And like a tree, our resilience and beauty come from something other than ourselves — the life and strength buried deep within […]
Lois Ustanko, RN Lois Ustanko, RN 10 min read
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Learn more about soul injury and how to overcome it

After its title captured my attention immediately, I recently viewed a webinar entitled, “Soul Injury.” Deborah Grassman, APRN, CEO of Opus Peace, moderated the webinar and described soul injury as: An aching wound perpetuated by loss without mourning and guilt or shame without forgiveness that is often manifested as a sense of emptiness, loss of […]
Terri Bentler, BSN, RN, OCN, CN-BN Terri Bentler, BSN, RN, OCN, CN-BN 4 min read
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Holding on to hope

Health changes may force you to change what you hope for.
Lois Ustanko, RN Lois Ustanko, RN 9 min read
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Saving Eli

NICU saves the lives of pre-term babies
SHN Staff SHN Staff 4 min read
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Close to Home Care

Health care facilities in rural areas provide fast treatment in critical cases
SHN Staff SHN Staff 6 min read
Dr. Preston Steen

Palliative care: Comfort beyond measure

The medical specialty focuses on symptom management to provide comfort and relief.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 6 min read