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‘My purpose in life’

A one-of-a-kind device transforms the life of a teen with an ailing heart.

All in the genes

Now in its second year, the All of Us study marches onward to 1 million people—and genetics research is lighting the way.

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‘Whatever I have to do, I’ll do it’

Diabetes diagnosis motivates Nikki Moon to change her lifestyle.

King of the hill

Greenville’s own Micah Bouman wins Spectrum Health Danish Dash.

Patient Story

Sweet baby, big victories

Born with a disorder of the bowel called Hirschsprung disease, Paul underwent surgery at 6 months of age for a delicate repair.

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Stronger than suicide

Amid a struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts, Vicky Mennare wants others to know that getting help is a sign of strength.

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‘He got all the cancer out of me’

The average age for pancreatic cancer diagnosis is 71. John Morris hit it on the nail. But now, he's defying the odds.

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A new kind of beat

Joint pain and weight problems kept Kim Metzger sedentary for years. She found a new groove with cardio-drumming—and later, bariatric surgery.

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A day for smiles

Past and present cleft palate and craniofacial surgery patients connect with one another and their surgeons during a day of celebration.

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‘A completely different baby’

Born with a rare and life-threatening immune system disorder, baby Emmett gets a new start with a bone marrow transplant.

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‘You’ve just gotta do it’

After skipping her mammogram for 20-plus years, Kathy Hicks learned she had breast cancer the hard way.

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‘Get up, face it and just keep going’

Complex surgery restores a three-sport athlete to full strength.