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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 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 8 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 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 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 7 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 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 9 min read
Dr. Adam Stys, in surgical mask and gown, consults a computer screen during a heart procedure.

Cardiologist’s math skills help keep patients off dialysis

Dr. Adam Stys: Less dye during heart procedures means less kidney damage
Carson Walker 7 min read
A parked semi trailer bears the words Heart & Vascular Screening on the side to advertise Sanford Health's mobile service.

Heart screening ‘means my life was saved’

EKG and alarming coronary calcium score led to surgery
Jane Thaden Lawson 9 min read
Older man in glasses and plaid shirt sits in chair and smiles.

Patient breathes ‘100 percent better’ after TAVR procedure

Minimally invasive procedure offers an alternative to open-heart surgery
Jon Berg 7 min read