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South Dakota HOSA-Future Health Professionals gather at the Sanford Pentagon

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
worker wearing a mask to improve air quality

Air quality an important part of workplace safety

The air you’re breathing can affect your health and your workers' health
SHN Staff SHN Staff 7 min read
millennials working together at a coffee shop

Millennials: The ‘wellness generation’

This generation grew up in a time of rapid change, which gives them different priorities and expectations than previous generations.
Katie Nermoe Katie Nermoe 5 min read
business leaders talking in a meeting

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.
Katie Nermoe Katie Nermoe 6 min read
man's legs at a construction site

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
three business individuals talking in a group

The power of career well-being

Organizational leaders striving for a healthier workforce should know the five things that drive people.
Katie Nermoe Katie Nermoe 5 min read
Two men talk in a warehouse, wearing hearing protection earmuffs.

Minimizing hearing loss on and off the jobsite

Partner with Sanford Occupational Medicine to protect your workers' ears
SHN Staff SHN Staff 6 min read
A construction worker carries wood and a drill on a building site in the sunshine. Construction workers are especially susceptible to heat illness due to prolonged work outside.

Working in the heat: How to identify and avoid heat illness

"Injuries can be avoided by easing into your work and getting used to the heat."
Hannah Nieman Hannah Nieman 3 min read
Trucker giving thumbs up

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