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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

A healthy diet: Your first line of defense against disease

Along with exercise, a balanced diet helps to ward off chronic illness
Simon Floss Simon Floss 5 min read
Doctor holding tablet computer with normal male chest x-ray image

Respiratory therapists find home at Sanford Health

With more jobs than applicants in Midwest, Sanford recruits further west
Mick Garry Mick Garry 7 min read
stent graft

Collaboration helps Sanford Health test new technology

NYU, Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins and other systems help trial aortic stent graft
Carson Walker Carson Walker 13 min read
heart monitor screen

COVID-19 FAQs: What should heart and stroke patients know?

Why this group is at high risk for coronavirus — and what to do about it
Erin Mairose Erin Mairose 6 min read
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