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Good Samaritan Society home health nurse LaToya Buzalsky talks to baby Murphy in his home.

Good Samaritan Society home health nurse helps baby, family

“He was my little rock star,” says LaToya Buzalsky of her infant patient Murphy.
Avatar Vanessa Carlson Bender 6 min read
Family sitting on a living room floor with hearts and petals around them.

Heart health: RN uses her title to spread awareness

Jessica Pergande, a Sanford RN, lost her mother to heart disease last year.
Taya Ordahl Taya Ordahl 10 min read
blue DNA code on a black background

Sanford Chip offers insight for family’s past, future health

"More knowledge — especially about your health — is always going to be better."
Erin Heinert Erin Heinert 6 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 Jeanette Rackl 8 min read

Yoga instructor’s scare an example of heart attack in women

"I’m like, there’s no freaking way I’m having a heart attack.”
Jon Berg Jon Berg 6 min read
Dr. Rory Farnan getting some winter exercise on the ski slope

Start slowly when beginning winter activities

From the ski slope to the ice fishing pond, there is an activity for everyone.
Pat Miller Pat Miller 10 min read
TAVR heart surgery

Less invasive heart procedure TAVR ‘like winning lottery’

Patients with aortic stenosis can be helped by a minimally invasive procedure.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 11 min read
Woman posing on a couch

How weight loss surgery improves overall health

Sleep problems, digestive issues and high blood pressure and other conditions can be eased.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 3 min read
lung cancer x-ray

Pulmonary rehab can help ease COPD

"It taught me how to live better, it was really worth it, and I'm grateful for the program."
Avatar Megan Quandt 8 min read

Pleasantly disrupted: A billboard brings patient to answers

Rapid City woman on the way to heart specialist in Minneapolis derailed by Sanford Health interstate sign.
Ashley Schwab Ashley Schwab 6 min read