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A menopausal woman sits in a waiting room looking over her medical records with a nurse.

5 things women should know about menopause

Hot flashes, sure, but fast heartbeat? Learn common symptoms of midlife changes
Kathleen Perkerewicz, MD Kathleen Perkerewicz, MD 4 min read
JoAnna Thome stands in front of a counter with a sign on the wall saying Sanford Women's.

New ‘wellness guide’ role helps women easily navigate care

When Fargo-area women have questions, someone is there with personalized answers
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 7 min read
Dr. Laurie Landeen, a Sanford Health OB/GYN, is a Caucasian female with blonde hair and a warm smile

Your sex life is not taboo. It’s part of a healthy life

Sanford Health OB/GYN offers weekly intimacy clinic for patients
Megan Baldridge Megan Baldridge 9 min read
Mature couple walking through the countryside.

A foundation for strong bones

How DEXA scans support bone health
Jeanette Rackl Jeanette Rackl 9 min read
Three women sit on a blue couch with coffee mugs in their hands. They are smiling and laughing.

Pelvic Floor Clinic: Improving patients’ quality of life

Patients can get urogynecology help with therapy, classes and new habits
Alexa Olson Alexa Olson 8 min read
Sanford Health LPN Joan Muller receives a hug from Dr. Ashley Briggs (in floral dress) after being presented with a check for $1,000 raised from sales of Dr. Briggs' handmade earrings.

Co-workers rally for nurse Joan Muller as she faces cancer

LPN gets blessings back after decades of encouraging patients and team
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 24 min read
Natural death follows a progression of symptoms

Natural death: Practical information for this phase of life

Just as we are all unique in how we live, we are also unique in how we die
SHN Staff SHN Staff 21 min read
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Is there a link between menopause and genetics?

Every woman will experience menopause, but how and when she begins the natural process is different from person to person. This can be the result of a combination of factors that influence health. A number of these are out of a woman’s control, such as her genetics and family history, but others are due to […]
SHN Staff SHN Staff 4 min read
SHN midlife series, woman looking out at water

Midlife sessions offer care and education: Podcast

Sanford offers women's wellness education about perimenopause and menopause
Alan Helgeson Alan Helgeson 2 min read
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Physical therapy options for pelvic floor pain, incontinence

Cancer treatments can affect the pelvic floor.
Jill Ehrmantraut Jill Ehrmantraut 10 min read