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precision medicine in a graphic of heart inside man's chest

COVID-19 patients face possible long-term heart effects

Contracting the coronavirus can lead to complications beyond the lungs
Mick Garry Mick Garry 8 min read
Full length of two female cyclists enjoying mountain biking together in the forest.

Keep your vascular health in good shape

Know your risk for vascular disease and whether you're due for a screening
Ashley Schwab Ashley Schwab 9 min read

Out-of-state veteran finds support in Sanford, community

Life-saving aneurysm procedure, month-long recovery bolstered by veterans groups
Simon Floss Simon Floss 8 min read

Heart patient now runs trails, not from heart screens

Runner Bob Greenfield nearly skipped a screening that ended up saving his life
Simon Floss Simon Floss 9 min read

Make-A-Wish, Great Shots tee up a teen’s golf dream

Heart condition put Keisha Merrill on Wish Kid list for shopping & golfing spree
Simon Floss Simon Floss 8 min read
Young couple kayaking on lake together and smiling.

There is a season for heart disease, new study says

Even people in milder climates may be affected by seasonal changes
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 8 min read
Dr. Michelle Baack stands next to her research student Eli Louwagie

Aspiring doctor values research experience at Sanford lab

Eli Louwagie's study of heart development earns him national recognition
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 8 min read
A Sanford Health patient smiles in his chair at home with a heart-shaped Sanford Health pillow on his chest.

Open heart surgery patient continues rehab during pandemic

39-year-old diabetic caught a heart problem by keeping regular checkups
Simon Floss Simon Floss 8 min read
People dressed in red walk down the sidewalk in the 2017 Fargo Heart Walk

Heart walks: Supporting communities in a new, virtual way

Amid pandemic, walkers will log miles on their own or in teams
Simon Floss Simon Floss 6 min read
Salmon with a side of asparagus make a good meal with a healthy protein

Keep an eye on quality and quantity of protein in diet

Protein plays crucial role in our body systems and can help us feel full longer
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 5 min read