Health Care

Colon cancer: A deadly disease that can be stopped

“The lining of your colon is like your skin. You would not tell your dermatologist you don’t have skin cancer without an examination.” Colon cancer is the No. 2 killer among all U.S. cancers, and it can be prevented. Here’s how.

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Krebs to lead new Avera Academy

Former South Dakota Secretary of State Shantel Krebs has been named administrator of the Avera Academy, a new partnership with Sioux Falls School District and Southeast Technical Institute.

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Sanford, VA will partner to bring precision medicine to 250,000 veterans

A $25 million donation from Denny Sanford will help Sanford Health offer free genetics-based testing to as many as 250,000 military veterans nationwide by 2022.

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Sanford, VA to announce precision medicine partnership

Sanford Health and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will announce on Tuesday a new partnership aimed at reaching 250,000 veterans by 2022.

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Avera’s twins research has worldwide reach

For researchers who want to look at whether a trait or disease is related to genetics, the environment or a combination of the two, there’s no better source to study than twins. And one of the best places to study twins is located right in Sioux Falls.

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Avera on Louise takes shape, prepares for future expansion

The city’s largest building project is on track for an early October opening and being designed so that it could get even bigger.

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The genetics of height — and why it matters for everyone

Many factors affect how tall we become, including genetics. Height, dwarfism and ethics come together as genetics advances, creating unique questions. Learn more at a seminar next week.

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Avera prepares to open new ICU

The first patients will move next week into an expanded intensive care unit at Avera McKennan.

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Long-term care innovation: Sanford Health-Good Samaritan

“We need some disruptors to figure out how we can take care of people.” Sanford’s chief innovation officer weighs in on how the organization’s merger with Good Samaritan might change long-term care.

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Sanford partners to offer athletic care at MNSU

Sanford Health has a new sports medicine partnership with Minnesota State University.

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