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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
A woman holds a pen and notepad on her lap, in a portrait of journaling

Journaling can improve mental health and wellness

Writing down your thoughts once a day can help you gain control of your emotions
SHN Staff 5 min read
Portrait of six confident women of different ages and ethnicities, smiling.

A healthy life: Advice for women from their 20s to their 80s

Your guide to staying healthy at every age and stage of life
Lacey Krebsbach, MD 7 min read
A Sanford Pentagon volleyball player sets the ball above her head for a teammate while opponents watch at the net.

Army of athletic trainers keeps athletes safe at Sanford

Athletic trainers put health first, whether for home team or visitors, at practices or games
Mick Garry 11 min read
A 22-year-old football player puffs out his cheeks while completing drills on the field at Sanford POWER in Irvine, California.

Sanford helps diabetic athletes deal with type 1 challenges

Diabetes means everyday discipline, says pro football prospect Chad Muma
Mick Garry 12 min read
Marathon running race, people feet on city road.

Running safely outdoors in the heat

Adjust your workout clothing, pace and hydration to beat summertime temperatures
Ellen Koester 4 min read