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From The Blog

3D mammogram leads to early breast cancer detection

"Do it for yourself, your peace of mind and your family." Janice Maxfield encourages other women to get a mammogram after her routine 3D mammogram lead to quick breast cancer diagnosis and customized treatment.

October 21, 2020

Advice from breast cancer survivor: 'Listen to your body'

Kari Skaar knows the importance of asking the right questions and speaking up when something doesn't seem right. This breast cancer survivor wants to encourage other women to take charge of their health.

October 19, 2020

Miles ahead after complex spine surgery

Paul Halbur just wanted to enjoy a walk with his wife, but chronic back pain made this difficult. Read how his neurosurgery team performed a complex 8-hour surgery to eliminate pain and get him walking miles again.

October 16, 2020

Laser prostate surgery provides quick relief

Ralph Mehr was in 'utter misery' and anxious for answers. Then he found a care team who understood and offered a new laser prostate surgery option.

October 8, 2020

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy restores hearing for Marge LaFrance

Mysterious hearing loss led Marge to an unexpected treatment: hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Read how treatments stimulated healing and helped her hear what she had been missing.

October 5, 2020

Couple contract COVID-19 from asymptomatic friend: Wear masks, stay vigilant

A single dinner changed the lives of the Jeddeloh family. The couple contracted COVID-19 from an asymptomatic friend. Learn why the family encourages others to reconsider attending in-person group gatherings.

October 2, 2020

Ultrasonic energy gets Deanne Lee gardening again

Tendonitis in her elbows was causing avid gardener Deanne Lee significant pain. Learn how ultrasonic energy removed damaged tissue without surgery and got her busy digging in the garden again.

October 1, 2020

TIPS procedure likened to dealing with traffic backup

Liver disease caused Megan Morgan's excess fluid buildup in her abdomen. A transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) acted like a "bypass road."

September 22, 2020

Family warns others to take COVID-19 seriously

Mike Wolf was a healthy guy with no underlying health issues. Then he contracted COVID-19 and spent 43 days in the hospital. Now his family wants to warn others to take COVID-19 seriously.

September 4, 2020

Physician shares COVID-19 experience

Deepi Goyal, M.D., now can draw on personal experience in leading response to the COVID-19 pandemic. After recovering from COVID-19 himself, Dr. Goyal wants to ensure people take the virus seriously.

September 2, 2020

Faith, family, friends help Gary Barclay survive, thrive after heart attack

Gary Barclay thought he had indigestion, but it turns out it was a heart attack. He survived thanks to immediate emergency care in his community, and thrives in part because of his focus on healthy habits, faith, family and friends.

August 27, 2020

‘There is a purpose for me’ reflects patient with brain tumor

Jeff Calkins believes he has been given a second chance at life. After surgery and treatment for a brain tumor, he is giving thanks and giving back.

July 28, 2020