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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
Roasted carrots, turnips and squash with herbs in a white bowl on a marble countertop.

Video: Heart-healthy recipes shake up Heart Month menu

Watch step-by-step tutorials for four healthy dishes. Your heart will thank you
SHN Staff SHN Staff 7 min read
An employee and a customer talk about weight loss in a Profile by Sanford store.

Science-backed program fuels Profile’s jump on Franchise 500

Focus on member success launches health coaching business into top-100 ranks
SHN Staff SHN Staff 5 min read
A healthy work environment fights doctor burnout. Clinicians walk down an Aberdeen medical center hallway.

Healthy workplace for providers helps patients, too

Employee well-being programs keep providers engaged and patients safe
Mick Garry Mick Garry 18 min read
varicose veins: Woman massaging her legs after wearing high heels all day at work in office

Varicose veins: What are they? How are they treated?

The symptoms of varicose veins may look like other health problems
SHN Staff SHN Staff 7 min read
Gary Burton lays back with cloths on his scalp as dermatologist Alyssa Hoverson performs Mohs surgery.

Skin cancer gives patient plenty of Mohs surgery experience

The treatment aims for a complete cure as well as a smaller scar
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 9 min read