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Father and daughter doctors and OB/GYNs pose in scrubs in a Sanford Health hospital room.

Father, daughter share a career in medicine with Sanford

Breanne Mueller, OB/GYN: 'I'm definitely proud to be a physician like my father'
Mick Garry 7 min read
Two health care workers in masks and vests speak to a driver at a drive-through COVID-19 testing location.

Sanford employees step up as medical interpreters

Bilingual health workers filled a community need as COVID-19 hit Worthington
Simon Floss 7 min read
A portrait of the Oelkers family, with four boys, two of whom have special needs

Families with special needs face added challenges amid COVID

Disruption of support services may add to distance learning, working from home
Courtney Collen 7 min read
A provider gives a prenatal ultrasound to a pregnant woman to check the health of mom and baby. Maternal mortality rates are a concern nationwide.

Maternal mortality: Working to keep moms safe

Doctors focus on patients' health with regional projects, hospital practices
Jane Thaden Lawson 26 min read
Physician assistants and rural health care. Hay bales in field after harvest and dramatic sky during sunset.

Vietnam War created PA training for rural, Native care

Rural Americans rely heavily on those trained through this innovative program
Jared Leighton 17 min read
Adults disabilities: Harvey from Village Northwest Sheldon Iowa

Adults with disabilities benefit from partnership

Sanford Health supports mission of Village Northwest Unlimited in Sheldon, Iowa
SHN Staff 5 min read
Denise Kaeslin, a breast cancer survivor and supporter of Sanford Health's survivorship program, stands in front of a cornfield ready to be harvested.

Taking cancer survivorship care to the next level, for all

Inclusive care for cancer survivors is part of $1.8 million CDC grant
Jane Thaden Lawson 14 min read
Physical therapist Tonya Onstad works with Halle Houchins, who's standing on a small trampoline.

Physical therapy helps young children reach milestones

Looking at Halle Houchins' 'whole system' helps pinpoint methods to try
Jane Thaden Lawson 15 min read
Haydee Torres stands in a white lab coat at a research bench.

First-generation Cuban American researcher aims to give back

Haydee Torres has curiosity for science and thanks her immigrant parents
Angie Vognild 6 min read
A girl smiles from a wheelchair in a room at Sanford Children's Hospital, where she sees a team of specialists.

Girl finds support in specialists for rare disorder, cancer

Kaley Maassen, 11, had been seeing team since birth — then had to add oncologist
Jane Thaden Lawson 21 min read