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An unrecognizable man sitting on a bed during his physiotherapy for varicose veins.

Vascular disease may lurk behind varicose veins, dizziness

Subtle warning signs of poor circulation also include vision changes or trouble walking
Ariana Mount 8 min read
Closeup of a man's hands breaking a cigarette in half.

Quit smoking or using tobacco: A how-to for your health

Quitting means overcoming 2 obstacles: a physical addiction and a habit
SHN Staff 11 min read
Closeup of a Sanford Health provider's hand holding a pacemaker against a heart diagram. The silver object is only about the size of a large vitamin.

Bismarck patient receives smallest pacemaker in the world

New wireless device reduces complications found in other pacemakers
Erin Horn 5 min read
A mature Sanford Health cardiac rehab patient works out on a stationary bike.

Friend’s heart attack signs help woman survive own ordeal

Cardiac rehab patient strengthens her heart at Sanford Bismarck
Jason Anschutz 5 min read
Three men stand in thoughtful dicussion while touring Sanford Research Center labs.

Cardiologist from Poland visits U.S. to learn from Sanford

Dr. Pawel Buszman discusses population health, inherited heart disease, and early detection
Mick Garry 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
Grandmother and granddaughter baking cupcakes together.

How your grandmother’s diet could affect you

You are what you eat? Turns out it’s what Grandma eats, Sanford Research suggests
Simon Floss 8 min read
John Heitkamp near his dairy cows

Coronary calcium screening reveals hidden heart problems

"If a heart attack had occurred, it very likely could have been lethal"
Jeanette Rackl 8 min read
A Sanford HEalth nurse squeezes an 8-year-old boy's arm to prepare for a COVID-19 vaccination while he sits in an exam room.

What we’ve learned about hybrid immunity, long COVID

As omicron wanes, emerging subvariants seem less risky with vaccine, natural immunity
Courtney Collen 8 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

Learn what you can do to support your kids through their feelings and emotions
Sanford Fit 9 min read