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Dr. Avish receives the Pfizer vaccine

After COVID-19 vaccine: What are the side effects?

Patients can expect slight arm soreness for 18-24 hours, similar to other shots
Simon Floss 4 min read
Sanford Fargo clinic as seen from the parking lot.

Sanford opens infusion centers for COVID-19 treatment

Rare therapy helps keep coronavirus patients healthier and out of the hospital
Mick Garry 6 min read

Safe, convenient mammograms: Tour a mobile screening unit

Sanford Health continues to offer mammograms-on-the-go to many rural areas
Simon Floss 4 min read
Dr. Jacob Quail smiles in his brown U.S. Navy uniform.

Navy surgeon returns to South Dakota to join Sanford Health

Dr. Jacob Quail worked in tropical, coastal locations before Sanford Vermillion
Mick Garry 10 min read

Sanford hosts ‘Thank You Drive Through’ ice cream socials

As a gesture of thanks during the pandemic, Sanford gives out free ice cream
Simon Floss 4 min read
Aerial view of a basketball court with several games of pickleball going down the length of the room.

Pickleball offers wellness and good company

Court-based sport appeals to multiple generations, and it's easy to learn
Mick Garry 11 min read
KCNMA1: A young girl with a KNCMA1 gene mutation smiles as her mother smooths her hair.

Netflix ‘Diagnosis’ family searches for rare disease clues

A medical mystery in South Dakota is part of a new documentary series
Katie Foutz 7 min read
nurses love working with patients

Nurses’ love, compassion at foundation of day-to-day work

Every nurse has a story. Here are some heartwarming examples.
SHN Staff 10 min read
Rural Health Day: Dianne Karlstad and Troy Grassel laugh during physical therapy

Health care in your hometown? It’s about family, community

Rural Health Day recognizes care providers and patients
Michelle Erpenbach 7 min read
Victoria Walker stands smiling, arms crossed, next to a pond outside her office building.

Victoria Walker: Start each day with kindness

Medical services VP sees compassion as essential to care
Jared Leighton 11 min read