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bemidji heart center construction begins 2020

Sanford announces new Bemidji heart center

Construction set to begin on $25 million expansion
Stacey Kaslon Stacey Kaslon 4 min read
heart attacks in women: standing in park yoga instructor

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
heart age calculator Profile exclusive

Vascular age calculator: How old is your heart?

Find out in less than eight minutes with this simple online test
SHN Staff SHN Staff 5 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
Dave and Eric Van Dusen

Heart screenings protect against disease, save lives

Cardiovascular disease accounts for nearly 1 of every 3 deaths in the U.S.
Hannah Nieman Hannah Nieman 8 min read

Healthy 20-year-old suffers stroke due to a common condition

Doctors discovered a patent foramen ovale — and closed the hole in her heart
Jon Berg Jon Berg 6 min read
A line of cross country runners' legs are shown in this illustration for a story about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy/

Athletic sudden collapse could be serious heart condition

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is common genetic heart condition
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 10 min read
habits: blur of people at a dinner party in a dining room

Healthy holiday habits: Eat what you love

"The journey of a healthy lifestyle is learning about how to deal with the ups and downs along the way."
Tiffany Krogstad Tiffany Krogstad 5 min read
Jan Germundson stands next to Ashton Hanson, who received a kidney from Germundson, in his hospital room.

Hometown boy’s plight moves NICU nurse to donate kidney

Jan Germundson didn't know Ashton Hanson, but she felt called to help young teen
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 22 min read

Family thanks football coaches, Sanford EMTs for saving life

Triston Sauerbrei's rescue and recovery inspire a community
Mick Garry Mick Garry 18 min read