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A woman drinks outdoors from a water bottle to prevent dehydration

Try to prevent heat, illness from leading to dehydration

Drink plenty of fluids, and pay attention to symptoms
SHN Staff SHN Staff 8 min read

A healthy diet: Your first line of defense against disease

Along with exercise, a balanced diet helps to ward off chronic illness
Simon Floss Simon Floss 5 min read

Mammogram detects breast cancer during pandemic

'Cancer does not wait for COVID to go away'
Jon Berg Jon Berg 5 min read
A close-up of a baby in a car seat

Look in back before you lock your car — every time

Prevent your child from being one of the 37 U.S. kids dying annually in hot cars
Parenting Services Parenting Services 3 min read

Sanford POWER running program designs plans for all levels

Runners Coaching Program launches training sessions ahead of marathon season
Mick Garry Mick Garry 7 min read
Girl in swimming pool

The water’s fine, but keep social distancing outside of pool

Chlorine works for viruses similar to coronavirus, expert says
SHN Staff SHN Staff 3 min read
A doctor wears a mask during a wellness exam with a female patient

Your health matters: Don’t delay your care or screenings

Safe clinic setting and extended hours can help you maintain your health
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 8 min read
Coronaviruses under electron microscope on blue background. Illustration of COVID-19.

COVID-19 FAQs: Can the coronavirus live on surfaces?

You can catch virus from table tops, doorknobs but more likely from other people
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 3 min read
A woman drives a car to recognize Sanford Health volunteers with a gift at their homes

Traveling this summer? How to travel safely during COVID-19

Infectious disease specialist recommends social distancing, even on the road
Simon Floss Simon Floss 4 min read
A young man sits on a bench outdoors wearing a face mask and applying sanitizer in an illustration of life's new normal

Advice for living life in the ‘new normal’

Infectious disease specialist: Wear face masks, wash hands, avoid crowds
Jon Berg Jon Berg 5 min read