Recent Stories


Lilah Newton in hospital bed

Lilah Newton, 10-year-old stroke survivor

ND family traveled 3 states to save daughter’s life and continue her recovery
Jason Anschutz 15 min read

Exposure to wildfire smoke has health effects

Read the AQI, then plan your day accordingly, respiratory specialists say
Simon Floss 6 min read
A Sanford Health physician's family stands together for a portrait outdoors

Routine heart care hits close to home for chief physician

If you've been delaying routine care or life-saving screenings, it's time to visit your doctor
Courtney Collen 4 min read
A Sanford Health provider prepares a patient for a heart screening inside a long white truck.

Stationary or mobile, heart screenings catch problems early

"Get it done. You're the one who is in charge of your own health."
Simon Floss 3 min read
Closeup of a man's arm while he gets his blood pressure checked.

Heart & vascular screenings: What’s the difference?

There is a difference in the two screenings, but both are important to your health
Simon Floss 4 min read
A therapist helps a Sanford Health stroke patient regain strength in his arms with exercise.

Stroke victim saved by quick-thinking neighbor

John Schmitt collapsed while doing yard work with a neighbor, who called 911
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 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 6 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 6 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 6 min read