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Stroke victim saved by quick-thinking neighbor

John Schmitt collapsed while doing yard work with a neighbor, who called 911
Mick Garry Mick Garry 4 min read
Active athletes sportive couple running with strong persistence on the road in winter nature in the morning.

You can start preventing heart disease at any age

Knowing genetics and implementing healthy habits early may prevent heart disease
Simon Floss Simon Floss 8 min read
Asian woman in 60s embracing her mid-30s daughter who is fighting cancer and is wearing a headcovering. They are seated on a couch and have contemplative expressions.

For chronic illness patients, flu shots even more important

There are many reasons, including avoiding influenza, to get a flu shot
Mick Garry Mick Garry 6 min read
Full length of two female cyclists enjoying mountain biking together in the forest.

Keep your vascular health in good shape

Know your risk for vascular disease and whether you're due for a screening
Ashley Schwab Ashley Schwab 9 min read
stent graft

Collaboration helps Sanford Health test new technology

NYU, Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins and other systems help trial aortic stent graft
Carson Walker Carson Walker 13 min read
heart attacks in women: standing in park yoga instructor

Yoga instructor’s scare an example of heart attack in women

'I’m like, there’s no freaking way I’m having a heart attack.'
Jon Berg Jon Berg 6 min read
varicose veins: Woman massaging her legs after wearing high heels all day at work in office

Varicose veins: What are they? How are they treated?

The symptoms of varicose veins may look like other health problems
SHN Staff SHN Staff 7 min read
outcome of stroke: May Schaefer and her husband Ray

Knowing the signs: Why every second counts during a stroke

Ray Schaefer's wife, a Sanford Health nurse, recognized his symptoms right away
Jeanette Rackl Jeanette Rackl 6 min read
John Heitkamp near his dairy cows

Coronary calcium screening reveals hidden heart problems

"If a heart attack had occurred, it very likely could have been lethal."
Jeanette Rackl Jeanette Rackl 7 min read
drug-coated balloons deliver medication

Sanford Health, USD develop new drug-coated balloons

Two new devices can more precisely deliver medication to specific arteries.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 4 min read