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Cindy Hoy

Cindy Hoy: ‘Connecting people to hope’

Spiritual care director says chaplains play an important role in health care
Jared Leighton Jared Leighton 11 min read
Dr. Brett Baloun looks at a book about Crohn's disease seated next to patient Retta Hausman.

Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis patients reclaim lives with help

Newlywed and marathon runner each find their best care to keep diseases in check
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 36 min read
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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
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Free senior program helps patient overcome prediabetes

Bridging Health and Home program available in Webster, S.D., and Mayville, N.D.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 7 min read
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What is integrative health? Treating more than an illness

Specific techniques and practices can help ease patients' stress and discomfort.
Ashley Schwab Ashley Schwab 7 min read
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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
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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Lymphedema therapy helps patients manage symptoms

The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that helps the body get rid of toxins and waste materials. Lymphedema is when the lymphatic system breaks down and allows the buildup of fluid in one or more of a patient’s arms or legs. The swelling that results from this buildup can range from […]
SHN Staff SHN Staff 4 min read
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Chronic wounds specialized care: Focus on long-term healing

Patients with chronic wounds face the complicated task of managing specialized care on an ongoing basis. And while there’s a lot of patient involvement in wound management, there are specially trained nurses who can provide extra support for patients with chronic wounds, an ostomy (surgically created opening) or continence conditions. “A lot of times when […]
SHN Staff SHN Staff 4 min read
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Cancer diet: Don’t just survive cancer; thrive at the table

Cancer may change the way you can taste and eat food, but you can still enjoy eating.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 21 min read