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Kristin Roers in the North Dakota Legislature

2 Sanford Health employees elected to Legislature

"Fifteen to 20 percent of bills have a direct or indirect connection to health care."
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 17 min read
Senior couple

Can genetic testing provide answers about dementia?

Dementia is a symptom of a condition or disease, rather than a disease itself.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 5 min read
Gladys Buss died in December 2017 at the age of 95 at The Cottage in Luverne, Minn., one of Sanford Health's hospice care sites.

Hospice: Visiting Grandma in different home for the holidays

Last year, we, like many families each year, entered the door of a hospice home to spend a final Christmas with a loved one.
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 11 min read
Woman playing the piano

Parkinson’s patients reclaim abilities with therapy programs

“I didn’t realize I was talking so softly before. Now I can speak out and be heard."
SHN Staff SHN Staff 9 min read
Medicare mistakes: Woman on phone, man with medications

The top five Medicare mistakes

With all the plans, coverage and parts, Medicare can be confusing for anybody to figure out.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 5 min read
Medigap, Medicare Supplemental Insurance: Choosing the best Medicare coverage for you

Choosing the best Medicare Supplemental plan for you

You're enrolled in Medicare. Now, what else do you need?
SHN Staff SHN Staff 5 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
Helen Brunner

Advance directive: From pajamas to end-of-life decisions

"Those easier kinds of questions then lead us down the road to what does it mean to have a quality of life."
Carson Walker Carson Walker 7 min read
advance directives: young man helping older couple arrange legal documents

Advance directives help ease end-of-life family decisions

Advance directives are designed to speak for people who can’t speak for themselves in cases of serious illness or injury. Recently, a longtime Sanford Health employee witnessed how the process worked for her mother — who spoke for herself when she could and ultimately had a directive to help ensure her care wishes were honored. […]
SHN Staff SHN Staff 6 min read
1941 truck located in Vermillion headling garden

Healing garden supports Sanford Vermillion patients

A 6,000-square-foot piece of paradise infuses dementia care with rural reminders
SHN Staff SHN Staff 2 min read