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Are you at risk? 2 ways to protect from osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a progressive problem that is characterized by low bone density. This means the bones become thin and brittle, making them more likely to break.  Bone density can be affected by certain types of treatment for cancer.  If you are at risk for osteoporosis, your doctor will likely order a DEXA scan to see […]
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Post-exercise nutrition completes the workout

People working out but not properly nourishing themselves afterward may be letting many of the benefits of their workout slip away. Exercise scientists have pinpointed a 45-minute window after a workout that calls for taking in a 3:1 ratio of mixed carbohydrate and protein — for every 3 grams of carbohydrate, 1 gram of protein. […]
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Sanford Health to help develop future Olympians

The Sanford Sports Science Institute has collaborated with the National Scholastic Athletic Foundation to become the non-profit organization’s exclusive national sports medicine research partner. The National Scholastic Athletic Foundation is one of the driving forces behind grassroots track and field and cross country in the United States. The NSAF promotes and develops American high school, […]
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Berg family announces $110,000 gift benefiting Sanford POWER

The family of Benjamin Berg is announcing a $110,000 donation to the Sanford Health Foundation.  The generous donation will benefit the Sanford POWER Baseball Academy, a camp held for three months in the winter to help young athletes improve their baseball mechanics and hitting. In addition to benefiting the baseball academy, a scholarship will be […]
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Carson Wentz partners with Sanford Health

After years of close ties to Sanford Health, rookie Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has signed an endorsement contract with Sanford Health. The former North Dakota State University signal caller and Sanford have a long-running relationship, dating back to his formative years in Bismarck, North Dakota. He honed his skills through athletic-performance training with Mike […]
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Get seen fast at a walk-in clinic

Sanford Orthopedics & Sports Medicine offers a Walk-In Clinic in Fargo and Fast Track Clinics in Bismarck and Sioux Falls to ensure that you get specialized care when you need it. There’s no appointment needed. In Bemidji, same day appointments are offered the day you call. Sports medicine specialists are ready to diagnose and treat […]
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Sanford POWER comes to Bismarck

Sanford POWER, a program that incorporates the latest in strength development, speed, agility, and plyometrics to local athletes, now has a location in Bismarck. Healthways Athlete Training Center joined Sanford Health and is now Sanford POWER. The facility, located at 2020 Lovett Ave., offers team- and group-based athletic training programs while transitioning into the personalized, […]
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Peak performance

Ryan Anderson pauses at the top of a snow-capped mountain. He pulls his ski cap down over his ears, watching the other skiers take off ahead of him. He can hardly believe he’s here: Vail, Colorado, in January 2012. When it’s his turn, he launches himself downhill … on one leg and two specially equipped […]
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What is posture?

When you repeatedly favor or use one side of your body, the other muscles have to compensate.
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NDSU Athletics, Sanford Health announce partnership

North Dakota State University Athletics and Sanford Health have reached an agreement naming Sanford Health as the official sports medicine team for the Bison. With the wellness of the student-athlete coming first and foremost, there will be no interruption of care for NDSU athletics. “We are excited for our partnership with Sanford Health. The medical […]
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