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A patient with her back to you talks with her Sanford Health primary care provider.

How to find primary care at Sanford Health

New online quiz helps you find your “patient personality” and a provider you like
Simon Floss 1 min read
Romantic couple holding hands on travel.

Syphilis and other STDs are on the rise

COVID-19 pandemic disrupted prevention services for sexually transmitted diseases, CDC says
Simon Floss 8 min read
A baby girl born at Sanford Bismarck during a blizzard wears a big brown bow while sleeping in her mother's arms.

Blizzard babies: The newest additions at Sanford Bismarck

Sanford employees welcome newborns during unforgettable spring snowstorm
Jason Anschutz 7 min read
Close up of a baby powder milk and a bottle for baby formula.

How to navigate the formula shortage and feed your baby

Sanford Health offers support, guidance for parents amid nationwide supply issues
Courtney Collen 11 min read
Affectionate couple hugging face to face

Sanford Health helps navigate fertility options

Program offers support and resources for those looking to start a family
Jason Anschutz 7 min read
Newborn baby girl right after delivery, framed by mom and dad.

What to consider when planning where to have your baby

Sioux Falls pregnancy navigator says parents should prepare for the unexpected with advanced care options
Courtney Collen 7 min read
Nurses gather around a pregnant woman in a hospital bed.

Inaugural mentorship program takes Sanford nurse to Ghana

Year-long program connects nurses across the world to improve care
Courtney Collen 10 min read
Closeup of a pregnant woman sitting on the bed at home holding her baby belly.

Pregnant or breastfeeding? CDC says to get COVID-19 vaccine

Getting COVID-19 increases risk of stillbirth and mothers’ risk of needing intensive care
Mick Garry 7 min read
pregnant standing on scale

You can have a happy and healthy plus-size pregnancy

Prioritize taking prenatal vitamins, drinking enough water, and eating for nutrition
JoLyn Seitz, MD 18 min read
Smiling Dr. Abrea Roark talks with a patient in an exam room. The patient's back is to the camera.

What women ask about, and what their doctors tell them

Answers to questions such as 'When am I most fertile?' and 'Do I have a UTI?'
Jane Thaden Lawson 23 min read