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Smiling Dr. Abrea Roark talks with a patient in an exam room. The patient's back is to the camera.

What women ask about, and what their doctors tell them

Answers to questions such as 'When am I most fertile?' and 'Do I have a UTI?'
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 22 min read
Aerial view of a basketball court with several games of pickleball going down the length of the room.

Pickleball offers wellness and good company

Court-based sport appeals to multiple generations, and it's easy to learn
Mick Garry Mick Garry 10 min read
Male basketball player shooting

Athletic trainer helps keep ankle injury from ending season

An ankle injury interrupted but didn't stop basketball player Troy Hilz
Alexandra Johnson Alexandra Johnson 7 min read
A provider gives a prenatal ultrasound to a pregnant woman to check the health of mom and baby. Maternal mortality rates are a concern nationwide.

Maternal mortality: Working to keep moms safe

Doctors focus on patients' health with regional projects, hospital practices
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 23 min read
family history: human genes are the instructions for your body development

Family history: It’s an important part of your health

"We can’t change our genetics, but we can change behavior"
SHN Staff SHN Staff 6 min read
Healthy food on a heart shape cutting board on a rustic wooden table.

Heart doctor: Maintaining a healthy heart starts with you

First, get good information. Then make heart health a lifestyle
Mick Garry Mick Garry 9 min read
Cold And Flu. Portrait Of Ill Woman Caught Cold, Feeling Sick And Sneezing In Paper Wipe. Closeup Of Beautiful Unhealthy Girl Covered In Blanket Wiping Nose.

Number of influenza cases remains high, CDC reports

Long flu season expected, vaccinations still available
SHN Staff SHN Staff 6 min read
colorectal cancer screening: men and boy eating lunch

Colorectal cancer screening: Check out the options

With early detection, colon cancer is 90% treatable
SHN Staff SHN Staff 8 min read
A parked semi trailer bears the words Heart & Vascular Screening on the side to advertise Sanford Health's mobile service.

Heart screening ‘means my life was saved’

EKG and alarming coronary calcium score led to surgery
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 9 min read
School-age boy dances in kitchen in red and white striped pajamas and socks. Behind him is a Happy Valentine's Day banner spelled out in heart shapes.

Keeping your heart emotionally healthy

Connect what you're thinking, feeling and doing, says pediatric chaplain
Sanford Fit Sanford Fit 7 min read