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Lightening a heavy load

After undergoing a rare double-surgery to eliminate a blockage and restore blood flow, Marvin Lafountain is eager to resume his old life—minus the smoking habit.

Don’t let your resolutions go up in smoke

Have you decided 2020 is going to be the year to quit smoking once and for all? You’re not the only one.

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Your top stories of 2019

Get your daily dose of inspiration by exploring our most extraordinary stories of survival, miracles and medical innovation.

Big factor in survival: Bystander action

Learn CPR so you can quickly step in to perform resuscitation. You may just save a life.

10 healthy tips for the new year

Make 2020 your year of good health.

Get the scoop on breakfast

There's no such thing as the perfect morning meal—but there is one that's just right for you.

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‘A Christmas miracle’

A year after a sudden cardiac arrest stopped his heart, Gordon Bose looks forward to celebrating his new "first birthday" this holiday.

Got your vacation stockings?

For those at risk of deep vein thrombosis, compression socks are the best way to alleviate the burdens of travel.

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‘I’m going to live’

Screening found early-stage cancer in Marty LaBrecque’s lung. After minimally invasive surgery, the former smoker is free of cancer and ready to live.

Cold? Keep your cardio in check

Plummeting temperatures tend to bring about upswings in heart troubles.

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‘And so I kept living’

Sara Riemersma overdosed on pain medication. Spectrum Health saved her life. As a paramedic, she's now paying it forward, saving other lives.

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A new resolution: ‘Running again’

When swelling and pain sidelined his marathon runs, Wallace Isaac Gaunichaux turned to specialists to uncover and treat a potentially dangerous vein syndrome.

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