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Cal lives on through books for grieving parents, families

Cal Sharpsteen was stillborn at 38 weeks, but he lives on through "Cal's Corner," a cart filled with books donated by his parents for other grieving families who have lost a child.

June 10, 2022

Not just a hernia: Symptoms disguise life-threatening condition

While seeking help for symptoms of a hiatal hernia, Nathan Emmons was shocked to learn that he had blocked arteries in his heart. Read how his care team worked quickly to restore the blood flow.

June 9, 2022

Digging into garden after robotic total knee replacement

Two total knee replacements later — one traditional, one robot-assisted — Betty Hayden-Tauscher is digging into her garden again. Learn why she gives the robotic procedure two green thumbs up.

June 1, 2022

Beat goes on for drummer with calcific tendonitis

After a shoulder injury, avid drummer John DiTulio searched for a less-invasive treatment option and found ultrasonic tenotomy. He hardly skipped a beat after undergoing this nonsurgical procedure.

Jacob Erickson DO By Jacob Erickson May 31, 2022

Hospice team ensures veteran makes Freedom Honor Flight

Two years ago, Dick Cagle applied for a Freedom Honor Flight to D.C. that honors veterans. He wasn't on the list yet, but the Navy vet's hospice team made sure this was one flight he wouldn't miss.

May 27, 2022

Mother, daughter share cancer journey twists, survivors' advice

Rae Reekie and Amy White share the twists and turns of their multiple breast cancer diagnoses and treatments. And they offer advice for others facing similar health challenges.

May 5, 2022

Complex spine surgery helps Belinda Purdy walk again

Debilitating hip and low back pain was keeping Belinda on the sidelines. A two-part spine surgery realigned her spine, relieved her pain and got her moving.

Navid Khezri MD By Navid Khezri April 22, 2022

Cross-disciplinary teamwork leads to remarkable recovery

Lying in the ICU, Jon Bratsch thought he was past the point of no return. Everything changed when a cross-disciplinary team found the source of his dire symptoms.

February 28, 2022

George Frank seeing straight thanks to surgery for crossed eyes

Eye contact is an important nonverbal communication skill. But for George Frank, this wasn't possible. Read about a surgery that changed the muscles around his eye to align his crossed eyes to improve his sight.

February 16, 2022

All hands on deck for Jill McElroy: Second opinion leads to former U.S. Navy shipmate

Jill and Dan McElroy discovered they had a special connection with Jill's neurologist. Read about the career junction of two sailors, plus the added connection with Jill's father.

January 28, 2022

New heart, new start for Gregg Bohlig

Gregg's life has been full of heart-pounding moments, including a big shock when he learned that not only did he have a rare disease, but that he would need a heart transplant.

January 11, 2022

Don't delay getting your child vaccinated for COVID-19

With the emergence of the delta and omicron variants, it's more important than ever to protect children with a vaccine. Read about one family's decision to have their son vaccinated, and learn how to schedule your child's appointment.

December 28, 2021