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rib fracture fixation device

Rib repair device business started, prototype in the works

Dr. Steven Briggs’ less-invasive surgical technique uses inside of rib to fix breaks
Carson Walker 10 min read
Collage of portraits of people of multiple races and generations in bright blue and yellow squares.

Sanford Health patients connect to fight, study cancer

Sanford Health joins 8 other health care providers in Connect for Cancer Prevention study
Simon Floss 6 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
Bald man in surgical mask looks across a Sanford Health hospital exam room.

First bone marrow transplant patient healing close to home

Minnesota resident receives first such transplant at Sanford Fargo
Jason Anschutz 5 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
Four boxes of COVID-19 at-home test kits sit on a wooden kitchen table.

As COVID testing options increase, communication should too

Report positive tests to your doctor if you're severely ill or at high risk
Jason Anschutz 7 min read
Closeup of a man's hand on a pair of colorful star quilts at Sanford Chilren's Hospital.

Dialogue, education can break down Native barriers to care

Outreach underway to Native Americans, who make up roughly 10% of Sanford Health patients
Simon Floss 7 min read
The bloodmobile sits in a parking lot. Blood donations are needed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Blood donations needed during COVID-19 pandemic

Vacations, weather, and illness affect blood donor numbers even in normal years
Simon Floss 4 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
A Sanford Health nurse passes a syringe to a co-worker at the Imagenetics COVID vaccine clinic.

Top stories of 2021 show all the ways Sanford Health cares

COVID-19 vaccines headlined but couldn’t happen without supporting cast of caregivers
Katie Foutz 2 min read