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A portrait of a sick girl having flu

What you need to know about the flu and the flu vaccine

Learn influenza facts from a doctor. For one, flu shots can't give you the flu
Noe Mateo, MD Noe Mateo, MD 5 min read
Teal Pumpkin Project. Alternative non-food treats for kids with food allergies. the concept of health for children in the Halloween season. Blurred background.

Teal pumpkins: Offer trick-or-treaters allergy-free option

A teal pumpkin outside your home shows you have non-food treats
Nadine Aljets Nadine Aljets 3 min read

Innovation unit leader spent year as a patient

"I know what it's like to lay in that (hospital) bed day in and day out."
Carson Walker Carson Walker 9 min read
a cement path between trees

Love fall colors but hate fall allergies? Don’t just suffer

Sanford Health specialist busts myths about seasonal allergies
Jeanette Rackl Jeanette Rackl 5 min read
A doctor and nurse wear gloves while demonstrating how to compress a wound to stop bleeding.

Stop the Bleed: Making bleeding control as common as CPR

Sanford Health provides classes, funding toward kits to prepare SD schools
SHN Staff SHN Staff 4 min read
A young girl with a KNCMA1 gene mutation smiles as her mother smooths her hair.

Netflix ‘Diagnosis’ family searches for rare disease clues

A medical mystery in South Dakota is part of a new documentary series
Katie Foutz Katie Foutz 6 min read
Sick boy with thermometer laying in bed and mother hand taking temperature. Mother checking temperature of her sick son who has thermometer in his mouth. Sick child with fever and illness while resting in bed.

Preparation through vaccination key to staying flu-free

Flu season starts in October and runs through May
SHN Staff SHN Staff 4 min read
A mugshot of Ann Safo.

Doctors work to dispel vaccine myths

Vaccines protect both you and your community, Sanford Health doctors say
Mick Garry Mick Garry 10 min read

Flu shot FAQs: Myths and facts

An infectious disease specialist answers your questions about flu shots
Wendell Hoffman, MD Wendell Hoffman, MD 6 min read
hand touching newborn's head

How to keep your baby safe from influenza

Protect your newborn from the flu with these tips
SHN Staff SHN Staff 4 min read