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Sanford Imagenetics building

Genetic counseling: Two new grads make it a career

Genetic counselors trained at Sanford Health now work at Sanford Health
Mick Garry Mick Garry 6 min read
Cassie Hajek, a doctor in a white coat, holds a stethoscope to listen to an adult patient's chest in a medical exam room.

Which genetic tests are out there? A comparison

"Newt's World" podcast explores DNA testing with Sanford Health genetics experts
Katie Foutz Katie Foutz 5 min read
cardiogenetics uses genetic testing to look for heart illness

Cardiogenetics helps answer questions about the heart

Genetics and heart disease: "It’s a truly wonderful thing that we can use genetics to save people’s lives."
SHN Staff SHN Staff 10 min read
A girl smiles from a wheelchair in a room at Sanford Children's Hospital, where she sees a team of specialists.

Girl finds support in specialists for rare disorder, cancer

Kaley Maassen, 11, had been seeing team since birth — then had to add oncologist
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 21 min read
Sanford Chip tray

What does the Sanford Chip test for?

This simple blood test provides insights to inherited conditions and how you process medications.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 14 min read
Ashley Schwab and Megan Baldridge sit next to each other in the lobby of Sanford Imagenetics.

Sanford Chip results: Two patients’ perspectives

After genetic test, Ashley Schwab and Megan Baldridge feel more in control
SHN Staff SHN Staff 9 min read
Megan Baldridge discusses her genetic test results with her genetic counselor, Erin Royer.

You have your Sanford Chip genetic test results. Now what?

A genetic counselor details how you and providers can use the information.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 12 min read
veterans health: Maj. Gen. Robery Gray

General sees Sanford Chip as more help for veterans’ health

Robert Bray is concerned about what veterans have been exposed to while serving
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 10 min read
A mom kisses a toddler boy on the cheek. The mom's face is in profile.

Raising a child who has cystic fibrosis

CF team at Sanford Health is 'such a great support for us'
Ashley Schwab Ashley Schwab 6 min read
Sanford Health providers and genetic counselors work with families to determine if genetic testing is right for children

Genetic testing for pediatric cancer

When is it appropriate for a child to have a genetic test? Counselors weigh in.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 12 min read