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‘Watching her grow’

Alison Mastin's blood attacked her unborn baby in utero. With quick intervention, little Violet survived—and thrived.

Excessive heat can be a killer

Here's what athletes (and even non-athletes) need to know about heat illness during the most sweltering of days.

Patient Story

‘I would never go anywhere else’

A distance of 150 miles couldn't separate one expectant mom from regular appointments with the midwife who guided her through four pregnancies.

Feeling anxious? 5 survival tips for the holidays

Simplify, set limits and manage your expectations to enjoy the season without the stress.

5 telltale kid coughs

The sound of your child's cough could help you determine if it's something simple—or something more.

Patient Story

Reining in the pain

Shanna Ruffner's hand pain cost her the ability to barrel race. But after in-office carpal tunnel release surgery, she's en route to resuming life.

Patient Story

‘Mom, I think I have cancer’

13-year-old Khalique Vialva is fighting a rare form of cancer that affects only four in 1 million kids.

A new year, a new you?

Here's a hint: Health commitments need to be year-round affairs.

The scales of (in)justice?

While men are predisposed to lose weight faster and easier, women can still see formidable results with the right lifestyle.

Patient Story

Tipping the balance

Susan Calkins stood a slim chance of surviving stage 4 ovarian cancer—until a clinical trial improved her odds.

Patient Story

Reviving and thriving

Wendy Borden's battle with cancer inspired her to create a program that prepares food for patients weakened by the disease.

Surgical relief for Parkinson’s

New approach lets patients “sleep” through a deep brain stimulation procedure.

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