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South Dakota HOSA-Future Health Professionals

Health care contest draws hundreds of students to Pentagon

More than 750 aspiring health care workers from across South Dakota gathered.
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 6 min read

Sanford Health named semifinalist for national Freedom Award

135 semifinalists were narrowed down from 2,415 submissions.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 2 min read
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Air quality an important part of workplace safety

Learn why air quality is important and what to do to protect yourself and your employees.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 7 min read
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Millennials: The ‘wellness generation’

This generation grew up in a time of rapid change, which gives them different priorities and expectations than previous generations.
Avatar Katie Nermoe 5 min read
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Stress at work: How leaders make all the difference

The most powerful thing leaders can do for their team is remove the obstacles and barriers their employees confront in their day-to-day work.
Avatar Katie Nermoe 6 min read
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Common foot problems in working people

Your feet shouldn’t hurt. If they do, something is not right.
Jane Heilmann Jane Heilmann 6 min read
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The power of career well-being

Organizational leaders striving for a healthier workforce should know the five things that drive people.
Avatar Katie Nermoe 5 min read
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Regulations, diet, time away from family all stress truckers

Over-the-road truckers often suffer from ill health, pressure from regulations and time away from family that lead them to a higher-than-normal use of anti-depressants, according to a Sanford Health doctor who helped research the issue. Jolene Mitchell, D.O., M.O.H., sees tractor-trailer operators in her office every day as medical director for Sanford Health Occupational and […]
Carson Walker Carson Walker 6 min read
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Vigilance key in maintaining alcohol-free workplace

Supervisors have many responsibilities in maintaining safe and productive workplaces. One of the most important involves identifying potential workplace alcohol use. Hard to spot Alcohol abuse affects nearly 14 million Americans, making it the most abused drug in the country. And it can go unnoticed. Employers can go for years without knowing an employee has […]
SHN Staff SHN Staff 2 min read

Ergonomics reduces strain on worker bodies, employer costs

Workers in office and industrial settings can face a number of physical factors potentially putting their health at risk. From stresses and strains to the repetition of an activity, many businesses are increasingly relying on ergonomics to minimize these risks. But what is ergonomics? Put simply, it’s the science of fitting a job to a […]
SHN Staff SHN Staff 2 min read