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A Sanford Health APP (advanced practice provider) uses a scope to examine a baby, held in their mother's arms in an exam room.

APPs provide expert health care close to home

Especially for rural patients, advanced practice providers can fill primary care role
Simon Floss 7 min read
Scientist holding DNA gel in front of samples for pharmacogenomics or PGx testing in laboratory.

Pharmacogenomics: Your genes hold valuable information

DNA test can help doctors decide which medications may work best for you
SHN Staff 5 min read
Active middle aged man sitting down on a sunny trail with air pods in his ears.

Colonoscopies: Debunking the myths

Procedure can help prevent colon cancer (and you might not even remember it)
Katie Wright 6 min read
A happy, healthy mid-40s couple hugs on a sunny beach.

Colorectal cancer screening: Check out the options

With early detection, colon cancer is 90% treatable
Jason Anschutz 6 min read
A Sanford Health patient checks in at the front desk with a nurse in PPE.

Preventive health screenings you should not postpone

Now is the time to take care of any screenings that you've put off
Mick Garry 9 min read
A nurse wears full-body personal protective gear at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site.

What to do when you think you need a COVID-19 test

Do's and don'ts when you have symptoms or have been exposed to the coronavirus
Mick Garry 10 min read
A mature woman shakes hands with a doctors whose back is to the camera. They are in an exam room with a computer screen in the background.

When should I find a primary care provider?

Family, internal and pediatric medicine providers say simply: as soon as possible
Simon Floss 1 min read
family eating thanksgiving dinner

Advance care planning: Let’s ‘talk turkey’

Holidays are a good time to have honest conversations about your family's wishes
Aubrey Gilbert 7 min read
breast cancer survivorship: hand holding letters spelling hope with a pink ribbon as the letter O.

Breast cancer survivorship 101: What next?

Lifestyle changes encouraged for breast cancer survivors
Heather Casper-McLay, CNP 5 min read
Sanford Grand Forks Clinic

Sanford celebrates new clinic grand opening in Grand Forks

New location extends Sanford Health's 20 years of service in Grand Forks area
Christen Rennich 4 min read