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

Precision medicine in cardiovascular care is catered to you

Sanford Health is finding new ways to customize care to fit the needs of individual patients.
Jeanette Rackl 8 min read
helpful tips to quit smoking or using tobacco

5 steps to quit smoking or using tobacco

“When people have been smoking for so long, it’s become part of their daily life."
SHN Staff 7 min read
Obesity: Closeup of the face of an analog bathroom scale pointing at 175 pounds. Obesity and heart disease are closely related.

Obesity and the heart: Not a death sentence

Vascular coronary surgery is very much like plumbing: You need good inflow, good conduit and good outflow.
SHN Staff 8 min read
Fall leaves

Yard work in fall and winter can be hazardous

Heat and cold, when combined with exertion, can overload the heart, so paying attention to what the body is saying is crucial.
Pat Miller 10 min read
varicose veins on a person hiking on rocks near water

Vascular disease may lurk behind varicose veins, dizziness

The biggest cause of most: smoking, high blood pressure and diabetes.
SHN Staff 7 min read
CardioMEMS HF: Richard Howard, who's recovering from heart failure

A better way to manage heart failure

Sanford Health is changing a patient’s life with new technology that monitors the heart.
Jeanette Rackl 5 min read
Dr. Skogerboe while bird hunting

Bird hunting on land and water can be hazardous to the heart

'Nothing will kill a hunting trip quicker than going to the emergency room with a heart attack.'
Pat Miller 12 min read
Woman in camouflage hunting with antelope

Heart health, hunting and knowing what you can handle

"With age comes additional risk factors that people don’t think about since, for the most part, they’ve been hunting since they were kids.”
Melissa Shutter 10 min read
healthy changes: Deelstra and Kennedy

Family history and role models prompt healthy changes

She made time for exercise after her dad's health scare and fiance's example.
Jacqueline Palfy 7 min read
Woman sitting at office desk

Sitting is the new smoking: ‘Truly a silent killer’

"It's not just the body, it's the mind that's being affected too."
SHN Staff 5 min read