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Say cheeseburger: Patient smiling thanks to special treat

After Taylor Suhr had a stroke, he needed to relearn how to do many things, including eating. Speech pathology helped him regain those abilities and rewarded him with the cheeseburger he'd been craving.

November 16, 2022

Neighborly compassion in Sarah's time of need

Sarah Wittrock found care, kindness and professionalism in her local Emergency Department following a domestic assault. She urges others in similar situations to seek the help they need.

November 14, 2022

Wrap-around rehab reaps results

A life-threatening motorcycle accident landed Tom Lansing in post-acute care. The collaborative services of the rehab team and Tom's hard work helped restore him to his active life.

October 27, 2022

Short journey for quicker breast cancer care

Time is of the essence with breast cancer, and Gail Raddatz didn’t want to wait. This avid traveler had no issue with a journey across town to get the care she needed right away.

October 18, 2022

Cyclist changing gears after heart health scare

While preparing for a ride, Becky Brooks had stabbing chest pain. The cause was an aortic dissection, which can be fatal if not treated right away. Read how her heart team got her back on the road.

October 6, 2022

Kurt Hoffman back outdoors, thanks to prostate treatment

When enlarged prostate symptoms became too much to bear, Kurt knew where to go. Find out why he traveled over four hours for a minimally invasive treatment that gave him control and pain relief.

September 1, 2022

Mold reshapes baby Adelyn's 'different' ear

About 25% of newborns have an ear deformity, including little Adelyn. A painless, nonsurgical treatment used a mold and maternal estrogen to reshape her ear and avoid future surgery.

August 22, 2022

Arlene Wellemeyer finds pain relief, balance through yoga

Arlene’s retirement was far from stress-free. Thanks to private and group yoga classes, she learned how to manage her pain and bring balance to her body and life.

August 19, 2022

Surprise wedding shower 1,000 miles from home

Thresa Pattee thought she simply was walking into her regular chemotherapy appointment. Instead, she walked into a surprise wedding shower put together by her care team.

August 8, 2022

Patient resumes active life after knee surgeries

Lisa Luskey-Lestrud had her first total knee replacement at age 47 because pain was curtailing her active life. Five years later with two new knees, she's gained years of pain-free activity.

July 15, 2022

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