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Ashley Ballou-Bonnema sits beside her piano

Woman fights against cystic fibrosis with voice, passion

For Ashley Ballou-Bonnema, social distancing is normal and singing is therapy
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 32 min read
A portrait of Stacy Peters, who works as a pharmacist at the Sanford Health CF clinic for cystic fibrosis patients

Clinic sees cystic fibrosis patients’ lives lengthen

Medical advances help more CF patients reach adulthood milestones
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 13 min read
A girl stretches with her arms in the air after waking up in front of a window of sunshine

How to make air in your home as safe and clean as possible

Ensure high-quality air by keeping tabs on pollutants, dust, humidity, illnesses
SHN Staff SHN Staff 16 min read
Doctor holding tablet computer with normal male chest x-ray image

Respiratory therapists find home at Sanford Health

With more jobs than applicants in Midwest, Sanford recruits further west
Mick Garry Mick Garry 7 min read
A man sits up on the edge of his bed, after not getting good sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep during the pandemic

Increased anxiety can cause vivid dreams, but sleep quality can be improved
Keeley Meier Keeley Meier 8 min read
trouble sleeping: Teenager sleeping in front of a computer on a bed

Trouble sleeping? Counting sheep doesn’t work so well

Losing out on healthy sleep results in more than tiredness. These tips can help.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 5 min read
Registered nurse Lindsey Fuller gives Ken Santemaa maintenance treatment.

Dad shares struggles in fight against follicular lymphoma

'Dad Against Cancer' blogger Ken Santema writes to help others
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 12 min read
veterans health: Maj. Gen. Robery Gray

General sees Sanford Chip as more help for veterans’ health

Robert Bray is concerned about what veterans have been exposed to while serving
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 10 min read
Kevin Wolnik and his family posing with Mickey Mouse in a castle

Inspire therapy: Treating sleep apnea without a mask

An implanted device, controlled by a remote, syncs with your breathing.
Taya Ordahl Taya Ordahl 7 min read
daylight saving time: woman sleeping in bed with clock

Daylight saving time: These tips ease health effects

Unless you live in one of the few states that doesn’t abide by daylight saving time, you’ll have to manually move clocks ahead or behind one hour on the designated Sunday every spring and fall. While “spring ahead” and “fall back” are easy ways to remember which way to make the seasonal move of the […]
Michelle Olofson Michelle Olofson 5 min read