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‘A brand-new life’

When a spot showed up on David Kidder’s lung X-ray, he turned to a minimally invasive approach for his biopsy and surgery.

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‘Live with a positive mindset’

Though they live under the shadow of Huntington's disease, the Shurlow family runs toward a hopeful future.

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‘Like the fog has been lifted’

Menopause wreaked all manner of havoc on Chris Burns for 10 years. With help from a specialist, she found the relief she needed.

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‘God was watching over me’

Greg Ikiebe hoped for a new start in the U.S. after fleeing the violence of Nigeria. After landing a job, his next step became clear—he'd need a revamped heart.

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‘A happy place’

Insulin dependent and overwhelmed, MacKenzie Wells took charge of her diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome—and overhauled her life.

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100 and counting

Alma Gilleo has seen a century of change, but she’s not focused on the past. She still has big plans for the future.

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‘Tears of joy’

Holsey James battled his way back from cancer and cardiac arrest to earn a spot on the lung transplant waiting list and a renewed life.

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‘One of the most beautiful things’

Cancer survivors are celebrated virtually with messages of hope, flowers and a grove of trees.

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‘What a great experience’

When they needed help, these patients found comfort in urgent care.

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‘It’s great to be back in our office’

After weeks of focusing on urgent medical needs and virtual care, patients and providers are glad to be able to return to in-person visits for routine care.

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‘So glad to be alive for my kids’

After a stroke at age 30, Josh Crandall-Morgan gets inspiration from his children as he works toward independence.

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‘He was such a giver’

In the wake of the pandemic, the Renucci Hospitality House provides a gathering place for a family to say goodbye to a loving father.