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Sanford bids farewell to longtime pediatrician-neonatologist

Dr. Rafael Ocejo practiced 43 years in medicine, 25 of those in Bismarck
Jason Anschutz 7 min read
Closeup of a Sanford Health doctor's hand pointing to an X-ray of a scoliosis patient's curved backbones.

Surgery helps repair middle schooler’s severe scoliosis

Bismarck teen sees Sanford Health specialist to correct 86-degree spinal curve
Jason Anschutz 6 min read
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Weight loss surgery Q&A with an expert

Bariatric surgery can help you lose weight and reduce the risk of obesity-related illnesses
Justin Kautz 5 min read
Three Sanford Health doctors in an imaging room.

Doctors teach AI to help spot cancer in image scans

Sanford Health partners with InferVision for artificial intelligence technology
Carson Walker 8 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 who works as a butcher slices meat on a cutting board.

On his feet all day, butcher feels better after vein removal

Varicose vein procedure improves leg pain, unsightly veins for patients in Bismarck-Mandan
Jason Anschutz 5 min read

Sanford Health offers COVID-19 antibody testing to public

Test for probable exposure available at dozens of sites
Jane Thaden Lawson 10 min read
A mature Sanford Health patient in a casual suit poses in a sunny wooded area.

Heart screening catches hidden heart problems

Avid runner got swift surgical attention after Sanford Health discovered blockage
Erin Mairose 5 min read
News reporters and businesspeople gather for a news conference at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. The general manager is speaking at the podium with a nursing suite behind him.

Sanford Bismarck installs breastfeeding pods in hospital

Nursing suites have benches, fold-down tables, electrical outlets for breast pumps
Erin Horn 4 min read
varicose veins: Woman massaging her legs after wearing high heels all day at work in office

Varicose veins: What are they? How are they treated?

The symptoms of varicose veins may look like other health problems
SHN Staff 8 min read