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Back surgery gets 'Santa' back on the job

Even Santa Claus can use a little help. After two years of problems, Santa aka Ben Nolt got answers and healing from his expert neurosurgery team. Now, Santa is back in action and bringing joy to thousands of children this holiday season.

December 20, 2019

Positive attitude affects physical therapy outcome

How a person feels mentally and emotionally can make or break their course of physical therapy. For Carl Hohman, the bond formed with his rehabilitation team helps keep his spirits high. Learn how a positive attitude can help you.

December 17, 2019

Bride walks down the aisle after brain surgery

Christina Anderson and her fiancé, Brandon Jensen, were on their way to happily ever after when a CT scan revealed a tumor on Christina's brainstem.

November 25, 2019

Breast cancer diagnosis leads to surprising discovery

Mary Klimp remembers the exact moment her life changed. It was when she received a call with the news that she had breast cancer. Then she made a surprising discovery.

November 22, 2019

New direction, talk therapy help woman with epilepsy regain zest for life

Janice Breien was anxious to get answers about her regular seizures. Enter her care team — ready to listen and provide solutions. With seizures under control, her zest for life has returned.

November 6, 2019

Enjoying new adventures thanks to bariatric surgery

Kathy Schmidt is trying new adventures and, most importantly, participating in life again after bariatric surgery. Read about her new outlook on life.

November 4, 2019

Dedication fuels star cardiac rehab patient

A new lease on life doesn’t always demand the impossible. Sometimes it just requires a set of simple decisions combined with a dose of consistency. Mark Clausen gets a new lease on life after his heart surgery and some dedication in cardiac rehab.

October 25, 2019

Quick recovery from kidney cancer with ablation therapy

Carol Adams is only half joking when she says she’s had worse root canals than the treatment she underwent recently to kill a cancerous mass on her kidney.

October 10, 2019

Benign brain tumor discovered, removed — all in one week

David Lindner is back to a life rich in possibilities. Read about the whirlwind week in which he learned he had a brain tumor, underwent surgery to remove it and went home to recover.

September 27, 2019

Surgery leads to a happy back, retirement

Jennifer Van Berkum is enjoying retirement and feeling 100% better after her back surgeries. Read about this nurse's path to surgery and how the care team exceeded her high expectations.

September 25, 2019

Family, faith and science help battle brain tumor

Ali Rouse is relying on her family, faith and science during her battle with a brain tumor. Read about her diagnosis, unique treatment plan, and the collaborative care between her local health care team and experts at Mayo Clinic.

September 23, 2019

Seeing teamwork at its brightest

Linda Schweikert’s eyesight took a turn for the worse overnight. But thanks to an expert care team working across organizations, she got the vital treatment she needed in time.

September 13, 2019