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Sanford Wellness Center coach Jill Fries talks near a shelf full of colorful workout balls.

Stay fit for outdoor activities by keeping up at the gym

Sanford Wellness Centers offer indoor-outdoor balance through all seasons
Mick Garry 6 min read
A patient with her back to you talks with her Sanford Health primary care provider.

How to find primary care at Sanford Health

New online quiz helps you find your “patient personality” and a provider you like
Simon Floss 1 min read
Sparkler in front of American flag

Fireworks safety: The do’s and don’ts

Make sure your Independence Day doesn't result in a trip to the emergency room
Hillary Becker, MD 4 min read
Sanford Wellness Center member smiles with an inspirational poster of a mountain climber behind him.

Wellness centers encourage members to own their fitness

Group classes, variety of workout options keep working dad of two coming back
Mick Garry 4 min read
kid with pediatrician

Well child visits important for children of all ages

“Not only is a well child exam more comprehensive, it’s often paid for by insurance"
SHN Staff 12 min read
Screen time limits: three kids share a digital tablet on the couch.

Screen time: How much is too much?

Child development experts recommend balancing active and interactive play
Parenting Services 5 min read
Romantic couple holding hands on travel.

Syphilis and other STDs are on the rise

COVID-19 pandemic disrupted prevention services for sexually transmitted diseases, CDC says
Simon Floss 8 min read
Runners at the starting line of the Sioux Falls Half Marathon in 2020.

Why running is good for you, according to doctors

Beyond fitness, running helps you set goals, practice mindfulness and create community
Mick Garry 15 min read
An Adaptive Aquatics instructor helps a young boy float in the swimming pool with a life vest and small toys.

Adaptive Aquatics welcomes kids with disabilities into water

Sanford Wellness Center programs teach inclusive swimming and fitness skills
Simon Floss 8 min read
doctor examining a young man with a blood pressure gauge

What is preventive care and how can it keep me healthy?

Screenings at regular wellness visits help find issues when they’re most treatable
Simon Floss 1 min read